Dance Sheet Music

There exists evidence of the use of music as a means to accompany dance in ancient times and throughout all recorded history. In Western academic music tradition, the composition of dance pieces and the establishment of dance forms is usually the outcome of the mutual influence that academic and popular music have on each other. The result is that sometimes a dance form will acquire a level of complexity and musical detail that may render some expressions of it as unable to actually accompany the activity of dance. In other words: Western classical music often takes popular dance forms and, using their formal structure and musical language as a basis, creates pieces meant for a sitting audience. Many of these musical expressions are of a nationalistic nature.

Title Composer Instrument Period
2 Airs de danse du XVIme. siècle Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Orchestra Romantic
2 Allemandes François de Chancy Open Instrumentation Baroque
2 Bourrées Charles Wood Organ Early 20th Century
2 Bourrées, B. 160b Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
2 Country Dances, K.603 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Orchestra Classical
2 Csárdás, S.225 Franz Liszt Piano Romantic
2 Cuban Dances Ignacio Cervantes Piano Romantic
2 Danses Hongroises, Opp.31 & 32 Emanuel Moór Piano Romantic
2 Danses, Op.73 Alexander Scriabin Piano Late 19th century
2 Danzas espagñoles, Op.164 Isaac Albéniz Piano Romantic
2 Danzas sobre temas populares españolas, Op.41 Joaquín Turina Piano 20th Century
2 Divisions on Grounds Solomon Eccles II Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
2 German Dances, D.769 Franz Schubert Piano Romantic
2 German Dances, D.974 Franz Schubert Piano Romantic
2 Polish Dances, Op.16 Xaver Scharwenka Piano Romantic
2 Polish Dances, Op.29 Xaver Scharwenka Piano Romantic
2 Polish Dances, Op.34 Xaver Scharwenka Piano Romantic
2 Quadrilles, 2 Contredanses, 2 Walses, et 2 Galops, Op.53 Matteo Carcassi Guitar Classical
2 Quadrilles de Contredanses, Op.3 Napoleón Coste Guitar Romantic
2 Romanian Folk Dances, Op. 8a Béla Bartók Piano Early 20th Century
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Popular composers Ludwig van Beethoven · Johann Sebastian Bach · Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart · Frédéric Chopin · Franz Schubert · Antonín Dvořák · Claude Debussy · Georg Friedrich Händel · Edvard Grieg · Johannes Brahms · Isaac Albéniz · Franz Liszt · Franz Joseph Haydn · Erik Satie · Sergei Rachmaninoff · Camille Saint-Saëns · Béla Bartók · Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov · Robert Schumann · Gioachino Antonio Rossini · Johann Strauss Jr · Jean Sibelius · Niccolò Paganini · Enrique Granados · Henry Purcell · Jacques Offenbach · William Byrd · Karl Goldmark · Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka · Bedřich Smetana · Claudio Monteverdi · Ottorino Respighi · George Gershwin · Max Reger · Leoš Janáček · César Franck · Charles-Valentin Alkan · Agustin Barrios Mangore · Alexander Scriabin · Jean-Philippe Rameau · Muzio Clementi · Carl Maria von Weber · Aleksandr Glazunov · Albert Ketèlbey · Georges Hüe · Fritz Kreisler · Francisco Tárrega · Bohuslav Martinů · Michel Rondeau · Josef Suk
Instruments Chamber group · Choir · Choir and Orchestra · Flute · Guitar · Harp · Harpsichord · Lute · Open Instrumentation · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano 4 hands · Piano and orchestra · Solo instrument and Continuo · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · String Orchestra · String Quartet · String Trio · Violin · Voice(s) and Instruments · Voice(s) and Orchestra · Voice(s) and Piano · Wind Ensemble · Zither
Periods 20th Century · 21st Century · Baroque · Classical · Early 20th Century · Late 19th century · Renaissance · Romantic