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
Le bouton perdu Adrien Talexy Orchestra Romantic
Le Marchand de sable qui passe, Op.13 Albert Roussel Orchestra Early 20th Century
Introduction et la Danse de Salomée, Op.90 Aleksandr Glazunov Orchestra Romantic
The King of the Jews, Op.95 Aleksandr Glazunov Choir and Instrument Romantic
De Vogels Alphons Diepenbrock Orchestra Early 20th Century
The Tempest, Op.75 Anton Arensky Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Philoctète Arthur Coquard Orchestra Romantic
La Construction d'une Cité Arthur Honegger Orchestra 20th Century
La Tempête Arthur Honegger Orchestra 20th Century
L'Impératrice aux Rochers, H 60 Arthur Honegger Orchestra Early 20th Century
King Arthur Arthur Sullivan Choir and Orchestra Romantic
The Tempest Arthur Sullivan Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
The Unwelcome Guest, Op.38 Arthur Weld Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
Bühnenmusik zu Faust, Op.58 August Bungert Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
The Broken Melody Auguste van Biene Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Andromaque Camille Saint-Saëns Orchestra Romantic
Antigone Camille Saint-Saëns Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Déjanire, incidental music Camille Saint-Saëns Voice(s) and Orchestra Early 20th Century
Hélène Camille Saint-Saëns Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
La foi, Op.130 Camille Saint-Saëns Orchestra Early 20th Century