From the 1992 Japanese animated film about an Italian World War I flying ace who, for a wartime misdeed, was transformed into an anthropomorphic pig. The flamboyant post-war story of Porco Rosso (Crimson Pig) battling air pirates is full of intrigue and romance, and the film’s diverse and lush soundtrack is one of the more rare Studio Ghibli scorings. Mr. Tomoki Ubata, (band director at Ina Gakuen Sr. High School) assisted with medley design as we both became intrigued with the music.
The sixth song, Kyouki ~ hishou (insanity & soaring), appearing on Joe Hisaishi’s album “My Lost City”, is often performed for his concerts. Due to its complexity I am sure this is one of Hisaishi’s favorites. I also added the French chanson “Le Temps des cerises” (Antoine Renard) that Madame Gena sings in the film. This is my favorite of all chansons; I was happy to include this bittersweet, beautiful melody.
The following themes are contained in the arrangement:
1. Le Temps des cerises
2. Jidai no kaze (Wind of the Times)
4. Pikkoro no onnatachi (Women of Piccolo)
5. Porco e Bella
6. Kyouki ~ hishou (Insanity & Soaring)
7. Tooki jidai o momomede (Seeking for Far Times)
You can hear how the story folds without a screen.