Romantic / Choir and Orchestra music

The term 'Romantic music' denotes a period of Western academic music that lasted throughout most of the 19th century, framing itself in Romanticism, the European artistic and literary movement. Romantic music is often characterized as being a reaction to the contained elegance and purity of the Classical period, though the reality is far more complex. Romantic composers were often fascinated with several -often contradictory- subjects: Nature and man's constant struggle against it, everything supernatural and fabulous, the mythical past, the autobiographical and the heroic, the isolated genius, the future of mankind. Improvements in instrumental design and technique, and the growth of orchestras, expanded the possibilities for composers. The rise of the middle class and the emancipation of musicians from courts and patrons represented a change in the way music reached the society. Some of the Romantic composers took an interest in nationalistic music, expressing the state of turmoil that Europe suffered. Musical forms continued to develop: while symphonies became longer and more complex, short musical forms blossomed (such as Chopin's nocturnes). Interest in preservation of the music of the past grew, as well as the will to develop music beyond its current state in terms of form, harmony, counterpoint, etc.
Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
It Is High Time to Awake out of Sleep Joseph Barnby Anthem Choir and Orchestra
Keep Step with the Music of Union George Frederick Bristow Anthem Choir and Orchestra
Ode on Laying the Foundation Stone of the Imperial Institute Arthur Sullivan Anthem Choir and Orchestra
Aghadoe George Whitefield Chadwick Ballade Choir and Orchestra
Klärchen auf Eberstein, Op.97 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Ballade Choir and Orchestra
Phaudrig Crohoore, Op.62 Charles Villiers Stanford Ballade Choir and Orchestra
The Banner of St. George, Op.33 Edward Elgar Ballade Choir and Orchestra
The Page and the Princess Robert Schumann Ballade Choir and Orchestra
The Skeleton in Armour, Op.28 Arthur Foote Ballade Choir and Orchestra
8 scènes de Faust, H 33 Hector Berlioz Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Adoro te devote Antônio Martiniano da Silva Bemfica Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Am Geburtstage des Kaisers, D.748 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Orchestra
At the Reading of a Psalm, Op.36 Sergei Taneyev Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Biblis Jules Massenet Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata for the 300th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty, Op.89 César Cui Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Chöre zu Herders Entfesseltem Prometheus, S.69 Franz Liszt Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Der Königssohn, Op.116 Robert Schumann Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Deutschlands Auferstehung, Op.100 Joachim Raff Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60 Felix Mendelssohn Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Dieu descend et revient habiter parmi nous Sigismund Neukomm Cantata Choir and Orchestra
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Popular composers Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Johann Strauss Jr  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Richard Wagner  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  ·  Giuseppe Verdi  ·  Max Reger  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  César Franck  ·  Charles Gounod  ·  César Cui  ·  Aleksandr Glazunov  ·  Max Bruch  ·  Anton Bruckner  ·  Arthur Sullivan  ·  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger  ·  Joachim Raff  ·  Arthur Foote  ·  Gabriel Pierné  ·  Charles Villiers Stanford  ·  Théodore Dubois  ·  Carl Loewe  ·  George Whitefield Chadwick  ·  Amy Marcy Beach  ·  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor  ·  Niels Gade  ·  Josef Suk  ·  Giacomo Meyerbeer  ·  Saverio Mercadante  ·  Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda  ·  Carl Gottlieb Reissiger  ·  Luigi Cherubini  ·  Joseph Barnby  ·  Justin Clérice  ·  Frederic Hymen Cowen  ·  Sergei Taneyev  ·  Dudley Buck
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