Something for Thursday

A brief but lovely selection today: a bit of diegetic film music from Princess Mononoke. “Diegetic” film music is music that is actually a part of the narrative, or part of the world which the characters inhabit…by way of example, the Cantina Band in Star Wars: A New Hope is diegetic music, because it’s actually being heard by the characters as it’s played. The John Williams score is non-diegetic.

Anyway, this is the work song sung by the women of Lady Eboshi’s Iron Town as they work the bellows for the forges. It’s short but beautiful, not unlike just about all of this wonderful film’s score by Joe Hisaishi. Here is the “Tatara Women’s Work Song”.

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