In my extensive CD collection, I have numerous motion picture soundtracks because I happen to enjoy dramatic music.  I’ll be sharing several different motion picture soundtracks for you to get your hands on in the upcoming posts on this category.  John Barry (Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa), Maurice Jarre (Jacob’s Ladder, Witness), Trevor Jones (Last of the Mohicans, with Randy Edelman), Philip Glass (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky), are some of my favorite contemporary composers.  But Mrs S and I sometimes spend a lot of time just cruising YouTube to find some new music that we might not have otherwise checked out.  If you’ve not heard of him before, you may have heard his music if you enjoy anime.

Joe Hisaishi – Wikimedia Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution Generic License

Joe Hisaishi did the soundtracks to all of the iconic Studio Ghibli anime films, such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro, just to name a few.  He’s also known for doing the soundtracks to Kitano Takeshi’s (Beat Takeshi) motion pictures, like his 2000 film, Brother, starring Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, and Claud Maki.  We found this concert that highlighted the entire Studio Ghibli filmography, and I felt compelled to share this wonderful concert with you.  Enjoy.



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