Scherzo Sheet Music

A scherzo is a type of musical piece, usually part of a larger multi-movement work such as a symphony or sonata. The term has had many connotations, with its first documented uses being during the baroque: as the term scherzo roughly means 'joke' in Italian, some light-hearted, playful madrigals were called 'scherzos'. The common form of the scherzo grew out of the minuet, retaining its time signature and binary+trio form, buy eventually replacing it as a middle movement in large scale works like symphonies, quartets, etc.

Title Composer Instrument Period
2 Scherzi, Op.4 Zdeněk Fibich Piano Romantic
2 Scherzi, Op.20 Ignaz Brüll Piano Romantic
2 Scherzos, D.593 Franz Schubert Piano Romantic
3 Scherzi di bravoure, Op.16 Charles-Valentin Alkan Piano Romantic
3 Scherzi, Op.91 Philipp Scharwenka Piano 4 hands Romantic
3 Scherzos, Op.82 César Cui Orchestra Romantic
4 Scherzos Sergei Taneyev Piano Romantic
5 Scherzkanons Max Reger Piano Romantic
Alba e crepuscolo Angelo Bottagisio Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Allegretto Scherzando J. Stuart Archer Organ Early 20th Century
Alterchi donneschi Angelo Bottagisio Chamber group Romantic
Andante and Scherzo capriccioso, Op.16 Ferdinand David Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Andante and Scherzo, Op.51 Albert Roussel Solo Instrument and Piano 20th Century
Andante et Scherzo, Op.35 Florent Schmitt Chamber group Early 20th Century
Aphorismen Coloman Chován Piano Romantic
Arlequin, Op.25 Léon Delahaye Piano Romantic
Cache-cache, Op.4 Pietro Floridia Piano Early 20th Century
Cantabile et scherzetto Philippe Gaubert Solo Instrument and Piano Early 20th Century
Course fantastique, Op.174 Edouard Chavagnat Piano Romantic
Dans la prairie, Op.145 Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Piano Romantic
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Periods 20th Century · Baroque · Classical · Early 20th Century · Late 19th century · Renaissance · Romantic