Joe Hisaishi in Budokan – Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert

This is for new fans of Studio Ghibli‘s Hayao Miyazaki and music composer Joe Hisaishi. I’ve found this full video of Joe Hisaishi’s 25 years concert performance on YouTube and gaaaahhhh~~ the whole settings had me in tears a few times (especially when the choirs performed for Laputa). It’s a huge deal since it’s a celebration of 25 years; it was performed in a budokan that can hold god knows how many audiences and so we get large orchestral members, large choirs, singers and soprano. The resulting effect of the performance is simply MAJESTIC and tear inducing! [泪][泪][泪]

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Index of the Performance (courtesy of video uploader):
New Japan Philharmonic World dream Orchestra
Ritsuyukai Choir
Little singers of Tokyo

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 00:00:4500:11:31
01. Opening [Legend of the Wind]
02. Requiem
03. A Battle Between Mehve and Corvette
04. Tooi hibi (Days Long Gone)
05. Tori no Hito (Bird Person)

Mononoke Hime 00:11:3700:19:11
06. Ashitaka Sekki (Tale of Ashitaka)
07. Tatari gami (The Curse God)
08. Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke), Vocal: Masako Hayashi

Kiki’s Delivery Service 0:19:410:29:10
09. Umi no Mieru Machi (A Town with an Ocean View)
10. Shoushin no Kiki (Heartbroken Kiki)
11. Kaasan no Houki (Mom’s Broom)

Joe Hisaishi introducing the musicians Speech 00:29:3800:31:00

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 00:31:2500:50:28
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

Laputa: Castle in the Sky 00:50:2901:01:00
21. Hato to Shounen (Pigeons and a Boy) with Marching band
22. Kimi o Nosete (Carrying you) with Choir
23. Taiju (The Huge Tree)

Porco Rosso 01:01:5001:06:37
24. Kaerazaru Hibi (The Bygone Days)

Hayao Miyazaki speech 01:06:5601:08:38

Howl’s Moving Castle 01:08:4001:20:56
25. Symphonic Variation “Merry-go-round”
26. Cave of Mind
27. Jinsei no Merry-go-round (Merry-Go-Round of Life)

Joe Hisaishi introducing vocals from Ayaka Hirahara 01:21:3001:22:05

Spirited Away 01:22:0501:30:24
28. Inochi no Namae (The Name of Life), Vocals: Ayaka Hirahara
29. Futatabi (Reprise), Vocals: Ayaka Hirahara

Tonari no Totoro 01:31:0001:41:38
30. Kaze no toori michi (The Path of the Wind)
31. Sanpo (Stroll), Vocals: Chorus + All guest singers
01:36:3901:37:10 Hayao Miyazaki singing Tonari no Totoro
32. Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro), Vocals: Chorus

Thank you from Hayao Miyazaki 01:41:23

Encore 01:43:20

Porco Rosso 01:43:2001:46:23
33. Madness

Princess Mononoke 01:47:3501:52:19
34. Ashitaka and San

Applause for Joe Hisaishi 01:52:2001:56:02

[Recommendation] Princess Mononoke

This is another beautiful piece with the combination of Erhu and violin.

Image & Video source: Animation Guide Reviews | Unodu | JoeHisaishi2008


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