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
Castra vetera Max Reger Orchestra Romantic
Comus Thomas Augustine Arne Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
De Vogels Alphons Diepenbrock Orchestra Early 20th Century
Déjanire, incidental music Camille Saint-Saëns Voice(s) and Orchestra Early 20th Century
Der Bürger als Edelmann, suite, Op.60-IIIa Richard Strauss Orchestra Late 19th century
Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde, Op.89 Felix Mendelssohn Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Die Hermannsschlacht, WoO 4 Felix Draeseke Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Dornröschen, Op.139 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Egmont, Op.84 Ludwig van Beethoven Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
Elverhøj, Op.100 Friedrich Kuhlau Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Esther Reynaldo Hahn Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Film Cue 101791 Daniel Léo Simpson Orchestra 20th Century
Fonctionnaire MCMXII, Op.74 Florent Schmitt Piano Early 20th Century
Geistliches Singspiel Herman Friedrich Voltmar Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
Geneviève de Brabant Erik Satie Voice(s) and Piano Early 20th Century
Germania, WoO 94 Ludwig van Beethoven Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Gloria's Romance Jerome Kern Orchestra Early 20th Century
Grania and Diarmid, Op.42 Edward Elgar Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Hamlet (incidental music), Op.67a Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Romantic
Hamlet, Op.77 Sergei Prokofiev Voice(s) and Instruments Early 20th Century