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 Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 Felix Mendelssohn Orchestra Romantic
A Roland for an Oliver Henry Rowley Bishop Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Aladdin, Op.34 Carl Nielsen Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Andromaque Camille Saint-Saëns Orchestra Romantic
Angelo Reynaldo Hahn Orchestra Romantic
Antigone Camille Saint-Saëns Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Antigone, Op.55 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Athalia, Op.74 Felix Mendelssohn Choir and Orchestra Romantic
Beau Brummel Edward Elgar Orchestra Romantic
Bühnenmusik zu Faust, Op.58 August Bungert Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Castra vetera Max Reger Orchestra Romantic
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
Elverhøj, Op.100 Friedrich Kuhlau Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Esther Reynaldo Hahn Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Germania, WoO 94 Ludwig van Beethoven Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Grania and Diarmid, Op.42 Edward Elgar Voice(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Hamlet (incidental music), Op.67a Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Romantic
Introduction et la Danse de Salomée, Op.90 Aleksandr Glazunov Orchestra Romantic