Castle in the Sky

From Wind Repertory Project
Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi (arr. Kazuhiro Morita)

N.B. This work may also be found under the title Laputa – Castle in the Sky

General Info

Year: 1986 / 2009
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $180.00; (digital) - $180.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
2. Morning in the Mining Village
3. Pazu's Fanfare
4. Robot Soldiers
5. The Dragon's Nest
6. The Eternal Tree of Life


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I div.)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div)
Tuba (div)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Castle in the Sky (Japanese: 天空の城ラピュタ) is a 1986 Japanese animated fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Set in a fictional late 19th century, it follows the adventures of a boy and girl who are trying to keep a powerful crystal from the army, a group of secret agents, and a family of pirates, while searching for a legendary floating castle.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Castle in the Sky. Wikipedia. Accessed 22 December 2022
  • Hisaishi, J.; Morita, K. (1986). Laputa: Castle in the Sky [score]. Brain Music: Hiroshima, Japan.