Piano Concertino No. 1 Scorpion Fire (ピアノ協奏曲第1番”蠍火”)

Sheet music:
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!

4 thoughts on “Piano Concertino No. 1 Scorpion Fire (ピアノ協奏曲第1番”蠍火”)

  1. Video was taken down thanks to Music Publisher’s Association (http://mpa.org/ ), who apparently owns a part of the Intellectual Property of my fan arrangement. Feel tree to get in touch with them should you need to voice your (and my shared) discontent.


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