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
L’Assassinat du duc de Guise, Op.128 Camille Saint-Saëns Piano and orchestra Late 19th century
Le bouton perdu Adrien Talexy Orchestra Romantic
Le collier de saphirs Gabriel Pierné Orchestra Romantic
Le crocodile Jules Massenet Orchestra Late 19th century
Le docteur Blanc Gabriel Pierné Orchestra Early 20th Century
Le malade imaginaire, H.495 Marc-Antoine Charpentier Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Le Marchand de sable qui passe, Op.13 Albert Roussel Orchestra Early 20th Century
Le martyre de saint Sébastien Claude Debussy Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Le mort Léon Du Bois Orchestra Romantic
Le retour d'Ulysse Georges Hüe Orchestra Early 20th Century
Le roi Lear Claude Debussy Orchestra Late 19th century
Les Érinnyes Jules Massenet Choir and Orchestra Romantic
L'Impératrice aux Rochers, H 60 Arthur Honegger Orchestra Early 20th Century
Loreley, Op.98 Felix Mendelssohn Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Macbeth Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
Manon, fille galante Reynaldo Hahn Orchestra Early 20th Century
Médée, Op.47 Vincent d' Indy Orchestra Early 20th Century
Méduse Reynaldo Hahn Voice(s) and Orchestra Early 20th Century
Moderen, Op.41 Carl Nielsen Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Musik zu einer Pantomime, K.446/416d Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Orchestra Classical