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 Collection of Ayres Compos'd for the Theatre Henry Purcell String Quartet Baroque
Abdelazer, Z. 570 Henry Purcell String Orchestra Baroque
Comus Thomas Augustine Arne Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Geistliches Singspiel Herman Friedrich Voltmar Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
Harlequin Restored, or the Country Revels Richard Charke Orchestra Baroque
Le malade imaginaire, H.495 Marc-Antoine Charpentier Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Pausanius, Z.585 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
The Fairy Prince Thomas Augustine Arne Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
The Gordion Knot Untied, Z.597 Henry Purcell String Quartet Baroque
The Libertine, Z.600 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
The Masque of Alfred Thomas Augustine Arne Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
The Old Bachelor, Z.607 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
The Rival Sisters, Z.609 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
The Tempest, Z.631 Henry Purcell Voice(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Timon of Athens, Z.632 Henry Purcell Choir and Orchestra Baroque