Piano Concertino No. 1 Scorpion Fire (from Beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED)
This song has quite a complex history, and too many names. Officially, it is known as ピアノ協奏曲第1番”蠍火” literally “Piano Concertino No. 1 Scorpion Fire”, although some translations including the LED marquee’s translations reference the name of the song as Anti-Ares, a reference to the star Antares, also known as Scorpii, and its red flame in the sky – the origin of the translation and more commonly used name “Scorpion Fire”. It is from Beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED (ビートマニア ツーディーエックス, Bītomania Tsūdiekkusu) from One More Extra Stage, known as hell.
The artist is Jun Wakita, one of Konami’s in-house composers, whose work is primarily for Beatmania IIDX and Pop’n Music. His alias for this composition is 脇田潤 (Wakida Zyun; “Virkato Wakhmaninov”). The pseudonym should have been a hint of the song’s true age; it’s a pun on the name of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. “Piano Concerto No. 1 ‘Anti-Ares'” is itself a pastiche of Rachmaninov’s piano concertos.
© 2004. Developed by Konami Computer Entertainment. Published and distributed by KCET as part of the beatmania IIDX & Bemani series for arcade and PlayStation 2.
This is the sheet music for the in-game cut of the song, ピアノ協奏曲第1番”蠍火”(大きな鍵盤と円盤のための), or Piano Concerto #1 “ANTI-ARES” (arrangement for a great keyboard and disc).
It’s been featured all over the place!