My Neighbor Totoro (flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi (arr. Hiroki Takahashi)

General Info

Year: 1988 /
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1 (optional)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Viola

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone (Euphonium)

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium (Trombone)

Part 6

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Part 7

  • Drums
  • Suspended Cymbal

Part 8 (optional)

  • Glockenspiel
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the most popular work My Neighbor Totoro in Ghibli, the monument of Japanese animation movie, I made My Neighbor Totoro, Neko Bus, Kaze no Dori Michi and Sanpo medley.

My Neighbor Totoro is light samba style, the cat bass is jazzy, and the sanpo is made so that the listeners can be clapping and singing together. Let's make it so that you can have a good time.

- Program Note by composer (translated through Google Translate)

My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten. The film tells the story of the two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award and Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film in 1988. It also received the Special Award at the Blue Ribbon Awards in the same year.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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