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
Harlequin Restored, or the Country Revels Richard Charke Orchestra Baroque
Hélène Camille Saint-Saëns Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Il ritorno di Don Calandrino Domenico Cimarosa Orchestra Classical
Introduction et la Danse de Salomée, Op.90 Aleksandr Glazunov Orchestra Romantic
Investigation David Braham Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Iphigenia in Tauris Charles Wood Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Izeÿl Gabriel Pierné Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Jeanne d'Arc Charles Gounod Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Jérusalem Jules Massenet Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Joy! John Stepan Zamecnik Orchestra Early 20th Century
Karadec, Op.34 Vincent d' Indy Choir and Orchestra Early 20th Century
King Arthur Arthur Sullivan Choir and Orchestra Romantic
King Lear Mily Balakirev Orchestra Romantic
La Construction d'une Cité Arthur Honegger Orchestra 20th Century
La foi, Op.130 Camille Saint-Saëns Orchestra Early 20th Century
La samaritaine Gabriel Pierné Choir and Orchestra Romantic
La Tempête Arthur Honegger Orchestra 20th Century
La tempête, Op. 18 Ernest Chausson Voice(s) and Orchestra Late 19th century
L'Amfiparnaso Orazio Vecchi Solo voice(s) Renaissance
L'Arlésienne Georges Bizet Choir and Orchestra Romantic