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
A Set of Pieces for Theatre or Chamber Orchestra Charles Ives Chamber group Early 20th Century
The Boy and the Dog Gabriel Malancioiu Chamber group 21st Century
Turandot, Op.42 Wilhelm Stenhammar Chamber group Romantic
2 Eastern Pictures Gustav Holst Choir and Instrument Late 19th century
The King of the Jews, Op.95 Aleksandr Glazunov Choir and Instrument Romantic
Was wir bringen, MWV M 6 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Instrument Romantic
Antigone, Op.55 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Athalia, Op.74 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Caligula, Op.52 Gabriel Fauré Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Hélène Camille Saint-Saëns Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Jeanne d'Arc Charles Gounod Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Jérusalem Jules Massenet Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Karadec, Op.34 Vincent d' Indy Choir and Orchestra Early 20th Century
King Arthur Arthur Sullivan Choir and Orchestra Romantic
La samaritaine Gabriel Pierné Choir and Orchestra Romantic
L'Arlésienne Georges Bizet Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Le martyre de saint Sébastien Claude Debussy Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Les Érinnyes Jules Massenet Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Ödipus in Kolonos, Op.93 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Proserpine Camille Saint-Saëns Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century