I have been a fan of Studio Ghibli for as long as I can remember. They’re responsible for bringing such beautiful works of art to life such as “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Princess Mononoke”, “Laputa in the Sky”, “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and “Ponyo” to name only a few. These works all have stood the test of time, and all were directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki would only trust the music, the subtle emotional emphasis that is given to a scene, to one man. His name was Joe Hisaishi.
Hisaishi is by far my favorite composer within the last century. He is able to capture emotions and moods within his music, and make you feel them as well. His work stays with you. I’m listening to it right now, and I’m getting goosebumbs. His compositions literally have a physical effect on the listener.
I’ll quite bragging now, and let his work speak for itself. Here’s a video of his Studio Ghibli 25 years concert. Below the video is a program for the event.
Published on Sep 23, 2012
Made for Entertainment purposes only.
All Credit for uploaded videos go to Joe Hisaishi
I insist you buy the High Quality Blu-Ray or DVD which can be found here,
For more information about the videos, please seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hisaishi
Credit also to the singers/musicians
New Japan Philharmonic World dream Orchestra
Little singers of Tokyo
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 00:00:45 - 00:11:31
01. Opening [Legend of the Wind]
03. A Battle Between Mehve and Corvette
04. Tooi hibi (Days Long Gone)
05. Tori no Hito (Bird Person)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 00:31:25 - 00:50:28
12. Shinkai Bokujyou (Deep Sea Ranch)
13. Umi no Okasan (Mother of the Sea), Vocal: Masako Hayashi
14. Nami no Sakana no Ponyo (Ponyo of the Fish of the Wave)
15. Fujimoto no Tema (Fujimoto’s Theme), Vocals: Fujioka Fujimaki
16. Himawari no Ie no Rondo (Rondo of the Sunflower House), Vocals: Mai
17. Haha no Ai (Mother’s Love)
18. Imouto-tachi no Katsuyaku (Little Sisters’ Activities)
19. Haha to Umi no Sanka (Song of Praise for Mother and the Sea)
20. Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea), Vocals: Fujioka Fujimaki and Nozomi Ohashi
Tonari no Totoro 01:31:00 - 01:41:38
30. Kaze no toori michi (The Path of the Wind)
31. Sanpo (Stroll), Vocals: Chorus + All guest singers
01:36:39 - 01:37:10 Hayao Miyazaki singing Tonari no Totoro
32. Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro), Vocals: Chorus
Thank you from Hayao Miyazaki 01:41:23