Theatrical / Incidental Sheet Music

Incidental music is music intended to accompany some art form not primarily musical, such as theater, TV, radio, video games, movies, etc. Incidental music may range from drones and other interventions bordering on the definition of 'sound effect', to well defined pieces such as overtures, interludes, etc. The use of incidental music dates back to Greek drama, and many well known composers in Western music history have written incidental music for plays, such as Ludwig van Beethoven's Egmont music, Franz Schubert's Rosamunde music, Felix Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream music, Georges Bizet's L'Arlésienne music, and Edvard Grieg's music for Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt.

Title Composer Instrument Period
5 Grimaces pour Le songe d'une nuit d'été Erik Satie Orchestra Early 20th Century
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 Felix Mendelssohn Orchestra Romantic
Agitato Hugo Riesenfeld Orchestra Early 20th Century
Andromaque Camille Saint-Saëns Orchestra Romantic
Angelo Reynaldo Hahn Orchestra Romantic
Battle Music Hugo Riesenfeld Orchestra Early 20th Century
Beau Brummel Edward Elgar Orchestra Romantic
Belshazzar's Feast, Op.51 Jean Sibelius Orchestra Early 20th Century
Castra vetera Max Reger Orchestra Romantic
De Vogels Alphons Diepenbrock Orchestra Early 20th Century
Der Bürger als Edelmann, suite, Op.60-IIIa Richard Strauss Orchestra Late 19th century
Film Cue 101791 Daniel Léo Simpson Orchestra 20th Century
Gloria's Romance Jerome Kern Orchestra Early 20th Century
Hamlet (incidental music), Op.67a Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Romantic
Harlequin Restored, or the Country Revels Richard Charke Orchestra Baroque
Il ritorno di Don Calandrino Domenico Cimarosa Orchestra Classical
Introduction et la Danse de Salomée, Op.90 Aleksandr Glazunov Orchestra Romantic
Joy! John Stepan Zamecnik Orchestra Early 20th Century
King Lear Mily Balakirev Orchestra Romantic
La Construction d'une Cité Arthur Honegger Orchestra 20th Century