Memory from Departure (入殓师)

March 24th, 2009 by Ah Doe

Luckily I’ve expected the movie plot to be in this way, if not I’ll join the audience in tears.

This is also the reason why Departure (おくりびと,入殓师) won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar.

Departure Poster

Basically the film discusses death in another point of view. It’s sad but somehow I can’t control myself from laughing at certain scenes because of the hillarious dialogue. Watching this film is like riding a roller coaster in short, at one point you can’t stop laughing and while you are still unprepared for what happens next, the movie reminds you of reality.

Guess this is why it touches people’s heart too.

The main actor in the movie, Masahiro Motoki (本木雅弘) is a former cellist who then switched his profession by chance. One of the main soundtrack is Memory, with cello as the leading instrument and accompanied by piano which is composed by Joe Hisaishi (久石让), who is best known for his work in Hayao Miyazaki’s (宫崎骏) animated feature films.

Memory, one of the best songs I have heard in 2009:

Memory from Okuribito Piano Sheet Preview
Memory from Okuribito Piano Sheet Preview

Some information about this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, G Major

2) Chords included

3) Pedalling signs included

If you would like to have a complete music score with cello and piano accompaniment separated nicely, you can purchase it through this link:

Memory from Departure (入殓师) Complete Music Score with cello and piano accompaniment

Listen to the demo:

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If not, you can still download the piano sheet for free. Make sure you scroll down till the end of this post until you see its download link.

Passionate is the best thing to play with this piano piece. Keep it gentle and slow.

Download link for Okuribito’s Memory Complete Piano Sheet.


21 Responses to “Memory from Departure (入殓师)”

  1. yumi_michiyo Says:

    I love you so much for posting this up!
    Take care 🙂

  2. koonkit Says:

    Hey Ah Doe, thanks for the piano score. =D Do you have the cello score?

  3. tin Says:

    thanks for posting the score in the blog =) u’ve made my wish come true !!!! TIN LVOES YOU LOTS !!!!!!!!!

  4. fieryfly Says:

    Thank you for providing this version of the piece for us!

    I was wondering if you happen to have separate scores for both piano and cello, rather than having one score for both parts on the piano?

  5. Jonathn Says:

    I’d be very interested in the Cello part..as I am a cellist and would love to play this. Thanks.

  6. nileey Says:

    thanks for sharing, you just made my day 🙂

  7. Hugo Says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing this with all music lovers worldwide. Like many responses already given below : also I would LOVE to find the score for cello… Do you know the way to find this ?
    Thanks again,
    Hugo (Belgium)

  8. gabiih Says:

    Yay I love that song
    Don’t you have the cello part? 😛

  9. L.J. Na Says:

    You have no idea how many months I ahve spent to get a hold of this score. I am a funeral director in Canada and would love to play this music at the funeral that I direct. As requested by some would it be possible to get a seperate score for cello part? Only if you have one. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful piece of music.

  10. Ah Doe Says:

    Dear all,

    I do not have the cello part with me and it requires effort to come up with it. I have hundreds of requests to fulfill so I’d appreciate your patience. Those who need the sheets to be customized urgently, please drop me an email at callme@ahdoe.com to discuss. Thanks.

  11. Joao Says:

    in case you came up with a separate sheet music for cello and piano, would love to have that…congratulations for you iniciative…
    tks
    Joao (Brasil(

  12. Alwin Says:

    Thanks a million for the sheet !!

  13. polux Says:

    Amazing song. Thanks i was looking fot it. 🙂

  14. katherine Says:

    ^_^ Thanks for sharing this link to download this beautiful composition….I always love the songs in Hayao’s animation, so no wonder this is a hit music of all the OST of the movie. I’ve yet to watch myself the movie, but I was told, it is really beautiful. Thanks much

  15. Gabriel Says:

    Can u please put it in Cello… I want it and I cant find it.. please..

  16. Liu Says:

    Hi if that posible send me for free this score

  17. Saxalf Says:

    Hello, if that posible send me for free this score, is very important for me. Thank you

  18. Bluii Says:

    Thank you so much. I love this piece and having the music sheet makes me so grateful.

  19. Felipe Says:

    Thank you so much! I saw the filme yesterday and I was so touched by the theme. Do you have scor for cello/violin too? I intend to play this weekend at church.

  20. Zac Says:

    Thank you! Sound very nice on piano.

  21. Johna177 Says:

    I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye gdegakdcgbkb

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