Howl's Moving Castle Fantasy

From Wind Repertory Project
Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi (arr. Satomi Kojima)

General Info

Year: 2004 / 2005
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music 8
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $108.75   |   Score Only (print) - $31.50


1. Opening
2. The Merry Light Cavalrymen
3. Cleaning House
4. To Star Lake
5. Sophie's Castle
6. The Promise of the World
7. The Merry-Go-Round of Life
8. The Flower Garden


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Harp
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"Howl's Moving Castle" is a work by Hayao Miyazaki, a giant star in the anime world that was released nationwide in November 2004. It is a movie that depicts the joy of living and the splendor of love through the interaction between Sophie, a girl who was cursed and turned into an old woman, and Howl, a beautiful young witch. This is an excerpt of eight songs from the movie soundtrack and summarized as a fantasy.

- Program Note by publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Alexander Mackenzie High School (Richmond Hill, Ont., Can.) (Kevin Vuong, conductor) - 7 June 2023
  • Swarthmore (Penn.) College Wind Ensemble (Andrew Hauze, conductor) - 19 November 2022
  • Bishop Carroll High School (Calgary, Alb., Can.) Wind Ensemble (Chris Herard, conductor) - 16 May 2022

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