Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea

From Wind Repertory Project
Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi (arr. Yo Goto)

Subtitle: Fantasy for Band

General Info

Year: 2008 / 2014
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $180.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

The sound track of Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea includes a number of famous and familiar melodies as parody. I arranged it to exaggerate the fun-ness. Deep Sea Ranch from the film’s beginning is reminiscent of Ravel’s Lever du jour (Daphnis et Chloé); Flight of Ponyo with Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, and Mother of the Sea with Jean Paul Martini’s Plaisir d'amour. The arrangement is enjoyable for movie fans as well as classic music fans. The main theme Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea concludes in lively march style.

- Program Note by arranger


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