Joe Hisaishi – Departures Main Theme

The main theme for the Japanese movie, ‘Departures’ was composed and performed by Joe Hisaishi and the London Symphony Orchestra. It’s amazing how the same melody is wonderfully used to express different emotions. Just by tweaking the tempo and instruments used, Hisaishi changes a sad, melancholic melody to a happy, hopeful note. I loved how all the instruments come together to create a complex melody.


One thought on “Joe Hisaishi – Departures Main Theme

  1. Thank you Chrissy. This brings out the feelings I am trying to suppress. People come and leave, we all do the same thing, catching the trains, following our own dreams/plans. Although this is not my land, I think I’ll miss it.

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