Carousel (2023)

Carousel (2023)

for string orchestra

Duration: 5′

Difficulty Level: 4

Click HERE to view a PDF of the score.

Available for purchase at JW Pepper, Sheet Music Direct, and Sheet Music Plus

Live premiere – LVYO Chamber Orchestra


Carousel is inspired by the piece Alone in Kyoto by the french band Air which was featured in the Sophia Coppola Film, Lost in Translation. Scarlett Johansson’s character is exploring the Heian Shrine by herself to the sounds of electronic music, plucked piano and guitar. Carousel features rhythmic pizzicato strings in all four parts with bowed solos in the violins and cellos. The constant driving pizzicatos evoke the feeling of being on a mysterious carousel.

Total playing time is under 5 mins and is Level 4.

Carousel was premiered by the Las Vegas Youth Chamber Orchestra on May 1, 2023, conducted by Tim Warren.