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
Mynheer Vandunck Henry Rowley Bishop Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Navidad, Op.16 Joaquín Turina Orchestra Early 20th Century
Nero, Op.62 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Piano Romantic
Nussknacker und Mausekönig, Op.46 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Piano 4 hands Romantic
Ödipus in Kolonos, Op.93 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Oedipus Rex, Op.29 Charles Villiers Stanford Orchestra Romantic
Parysatis Camille Saint-Saëns Orchestra Late 19th century
Pausanius, Z.585 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
Peer Gynt, Op. 23 Edvard Grieg Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 Gabriel Fauré Orchestra Romantic
Phèdre Jules Massenet Orchestra Romantic
Philoctète Arthur Coquard Orchestra Romantic
Preciosa, Op. 78 Carl Maria von Weber Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Prince Kholmsky Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Promenade George Gershwin Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Early 20th Century
Proserpine Camille Saint-Saëns Choir and Orchestra Late 19th century
Queen Mary, Op.6 Charles Villiers Stanford Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Ramuntcho Gabriel Pierné Orchestra Early 20th Century
Rejected Sketches for Two PBS Shows Richard Kram N/A 21st Century
Rimembranze dell'opera 'Un Ballo in Maschera', Op.17 Hans von Bülow Piano Romantic