Spirited Away

From Wind Repertory Project
Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi and Yumi Kimura (arr. Kazuhiro Morita)

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 10:20
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo/Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $180.00


Full Score
C Piccolo (doubles Flute III)
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II (div.)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tataki-gane (2)
  • Tom-Tom (3)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is an arrangement of Ghibli’s anime film, Spirited Away. It consists of six themes including No-Face, One Summer Day, The Bottomless Pit, Yubaba’s Panic, Always with Me, and Reprise. I also added an alternate introduction using The Dragon Boy. The No-Face opener is somewhat avant-garde. The arrangement concept was created by Mr. Tomoki Ubata of Ina Gakuen Senior High School. His wonderfully crafted ideas always impress me. Especially, in the arrangement, mallet percussion and piano are effectively used to sound like a music box and the lyrical melody of Reprise is superimposed. This scene is the best part of the entire arrangement and is very emotional. All these fine melodies from the film transport both audience and performers to the fantastic world of anime.

- Program Note by arranger

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba's bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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