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Theme from "Howl's Moving Castle"

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Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi (arr. Hiroaki Kataoka)

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: fostermusic Inc. (in Japnese )
Cost: Score and Parts - ¥8,800(JPY)


1. The Promise of the World
2. The Merry-go-Round of Life


Full Score
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crush Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chime


Program Notes

Howl's Moving Castle (ハウルの動く城) is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is loosely based on the 1986 novel of the same name by British author Diana Wynne Jones. The film was produced by Toshio Suzuki, animated by Studio Ghibli with voice cast featuring Chieko Baisho and Takuya Kimura, while English dub version starred Jean Simmons, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale and Billy Crystal.

The story is set in a fictional kingdom where both magic and early 20th-century technology are prevalent, against the backdrop of a war with another kingdom. The film tells the story of a young, content milliner named Sophie who is turned into an old woman by a witch who enters her shop and curses her. She encounters a wizard named Howl and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

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