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Joe Hisaishi To Release Symphonic Versions Of Studio Ghibli Scores
Christian Eede , March 31st, 2023 13:03

The Deutsche Grammophon release features orchestral versions of music from 'Spirited Away', 'Princess Mononoke' and other films

Joe Hisaishi, the long-time lead composer for Studio Ghibli, is releasing a collection of symphonic arrangements of his film scores.

Set for release through Deutsche Grammophon, A Symphonic Celebration takes in orchestral arrangments of Hisaishi's scores for Ghibli films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro and Porco Rosso. You can listen to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's recording of 'Merry-Go Round Of Life', from Howl's Moving Castle, above.

"I love the fact that Deutsche Grammophon pays special attention to both creativity and sound quality," Joe Hisaishi said in a statement. "Working with its team of dedicated professionals to conjure new symphonic worlds for classical music lovers will be a joy."

Deutsche Grammophon will release A Symphonic Arrangement on June 30, 2023.