Joe Hisaishi, who composed and conducted the score, in 2011

The score for Howl's Moving Castle was composed and conducted by Joe Hisaishi, and performed by the New Japan Philharmonic. The soundtrack CD was first released on 19 November 2004 by Tokuma Japan Communications. Hisaishi also composed and conducted a Howl's Moving Castle: Symphony Suite, an album published on 21 January 2004 which includes ten re-arranged pieces from the original soundtrack. He and Youmi Kimura also composed Howl's Moving Castle CD Maxi-Single, a CD single published on 27 October 2004 which includes the film's theme song, sung by Chieko Baisho (the Japanese voice actor for Sophie), its karaoke version, and a piano version of the film's main theme, "The Merry-Go-Round of Life".

Original Soundtrack

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Howl's Moving Castle Soundtrack
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  1. Opening Song - Merry-Go-Round of Life 2:33
  2. The Merry Light Cavalrymen 0:51
  3. A Walk in the Skies 2:14
  4. Heartbeat 0:20
  5. Witch of the Waste 0:59
  6. Sophie in Exile 4:19
  7. The Magic Door 5:27
  8. Irremovable Spell 0:45
  9. Cleaning House 1:22
  10. To Star Lake 4:13
  11. Unspoken Love 0:27
  12. In the Rain 1:28
  13. Vanity and Friendship 3:58
  14. A Ninety-Year-Old Girl 1:01
  15. Saliman's Spell - Return to the Castle 5:22
  16. The Secret Cave 2:33
  17. Moving to a New House 3:05
  18. The Flower Garden 2:58
  19. Run! 0:57
  20. You're in Love 1:11
  21. Family 1:24
  22. Love Under Fire 2:56
  23. Escape 1:32
  24. Sophie's Castle 2:38
  25. The Boy Who Swallowed a Star 7:29
  26. Ending Song - The Promise of the World - Merry-Go-Round of Life 6:50

Disc length: 68:52

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The Promise of the World
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  1. The Promise of the World 4:22
  2. The Merry-Go-Round of Life (Instrumental) 3:30
  3. The Promise of the World (Original Karaoke) 4:19

Disc length 12:11

Image Album

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Image Symphonic Suite Howl's Moving Castle
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  1. Mysterious World 5:04
  2. The Wizard of the Moving Castle 5:56
  3. Sophie's Tomorrow 5:11
  4. Boy 3:44
  5. The Moving Castle 3:56
  6. War War War (War War War) 4:47
  7. The Wizard's Waltz 5:39
  8. Secret Garden 3:24
  9. Dawn's Allure 5:16
  10. Cave of Mind 5:48

Disc length 48:45

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