The score for the red balloon is rather typical 50s television-caliber fare, but charming nonetheless. However, the score does transcend time at the moment when the blue balloon falls in love with the red balloon. All the orchestration drops out, and we are left with the tiny sound of – what appears to be – a melodica. The composer is Maurice Le Roux, who scored films for European productions from the 50s to the 70s. His output was rather limited, as is the information about his life, but the pinnacle of his career was certainly his collaboration with Albert Lamorisse on The Red Balloon. He also worked with Lamorisse on White Mane.