Joe Hisaishi: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) & Spirited Away (2001)

Joe Hisaishi (6 December 1950) is Japanese composer, probably best known for his music collaborations with director Hayao Miyazaki on various Studio Ghibli films. Yesterday he turned 70 years old and I think it is a perfect time to share a couple of his best-known compositions for animations: Merry-Go-Round of Life from Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) and The Name of Life from Spirited Away (2001).

16 thoughts on “Joe Hisaishi: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) & Spirited Away (2001)

  1. The music from these films is always one of the best parts. When COVID lockdown hit, two of my kids and I decided to get the music to Princess Monoke and work up a trio, also by Hisaishi. Great fun.

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    1. They are beautiful, and that’s so nice, learning some on the piano is also on my list of things to accomplish in future! If I could play the easiest arrangement of “Always With Me” from “Spirited Away” I think I will be the happiest 🙂

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