Happy (Pharrell Williams) 10 Piece Brass Ensemble
Brass Choir or Ensemble - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Pharrell. Arranged by Michael Pilley. 61 pages. Published by Michael Pilley Music (H0.336289-255965).
Item Number: H0.336289-255965
I’m happy to tell you that I’ve arranged Happy by Pharrell Williams, a smash hit from the movie Despicable Me 2. This exciting arrangement is the perfect addition to any concert. Featuring a trombone solo, cornet solo and a challenging counter melody by the solo cornets and euphonium, your audiences will have their feet tapping and hands clapping along to this great tune.
Don’t just ask me how it is, ask Matthew White (Solo Euphonium, Virtuosi GUS) “It’s literally the best brass band arrangement of anything… ever!!!”
Graded as advanced intermediate, this arrangement can be played at an easier difficulty by leaving the counter melody out. It is also available to buy for Brass Band here: https://bit.ly/2zM0Dqc
If you’ve never heard this song before, what rock have you been living under? With a catchy beat, funky tune and awesome break down section, Happy has brought the soul genre back and topped the charts around the world, whilst winning numerous awards. Initially written for Cee-Lo Green, and following on Pharrell’s success with the Daft Punk album Random Access Memories as guest artist, Happy is the eighth highest selling single of all-time in the UK and was Billboard’s number 1 single for 2014.
My Brass Band pieces are mostly aimed at advanced bands who would like to entertain their audiences with a more true-to-original arrangement that is also enjoyable for the musicians. Often the arrangements that are published are inaccurate transcriptions that are written very quickly, to capitalise on the success of the original song. But with my arrangements, you can be certain that the feel and detail of the song you love is captured, and put down on paper for you to perform.
10 PIECE BRASS
I've revamped my 10 piece Brass Ensemble slightly, making it a lot easier to play these arrangements with any instrumentation you may have at the time. Extra parts included are for Eb Soprano Cornet, F Horns, extra Eb Horn parts and both TC and BC parts for the lower end of the band. If you have purchased any of my arrangements already, and would like an updated version, please contact me.
Beautifully laid out, the score and parts are easy to read and available NOW for digital download. We suggest you print on 80gsm paper, to ensure that the copies last longer in your bands library.
More music can be found at www.michaelpilleymusic.com and follow me at https://www.facebook.com/MichaelPilleyMusic/
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