Scarlet (SCORE)

Scarlet (SCORE)

  • Composer: Ehara, Daisuke
  • Grade: 6
  • Duration: 7:40
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A109A


Program Note

Commissioned by Tachibana High School (Kawasaki, Japan).
The work’s main focus is to project a body of sounds and vortices. The work is divided into three parts. Initially, you go through a chaotic aspect stressed with special sounds that coalesce into a ceremonial scene. In the second half, the tempo gradually increases, expressing tension and release sonically. That is, something like an invisible wall approaching, like advancing by sound or tracking by sound. The music goes back and forth between tonality and atonality, as these two incompatible elements determine the point where they might become integrated though they remain isolated by strong acoustical space.


1st & 2nd Flutes
1st & 2nd Oboes
English Horn in F
1st & 2nd Bassoons
2nd Bassoon

Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contra-alto Clarinet in Eb

Soprano Saxophone in Bb
1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb

1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb
3rd Trumpet in Bb

1st & 2nd Horns in F
3rd & 4th Horns in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone

Tuba (div.)
String Bass


(doub. Maracas)

[1st Percussion]
Snare Drum / Bass Drum
Bamboo Chimes
Wind Chimes

[2nd Percussion]
3 Tom-toms / China Cymbal
Suspended Cymbal
Sleigh Bells / Whip

[3rd Percussion]
Bass Drum / Triangle

[4th Percussion]
Hi-hat Cymbal / Tam-tam
Triangle / Vibraslap
Xylophone / Vibraphone

[5th Percussion]
Crash Cymbals / Marimba
Tubular Bells / Anvil (opt.)

[Percussion (opt.) ]
Bass Drum / Marimba

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