Waltz Sheet Music

The term 'Waltz' refers both to a traditional Austrian dance in triple time, and to the musical form which accompanies it. The waltz is almost always written in a 3/4 signature, using a harmonic rhythm of a chord per measure, with the root of the chord being played in the first beat and the remaining notes as a block on the second and third. Though notable composers had written waltzes as early as the late 18th century, they were mostly intended as dance accompaniment. The adoption of the waltz as an artistic form intended for listening only is probably marked by Chopin's sets of waltzes for piano solo. Since then, a great number of important composers have written waltzes, even outside the German sphere (for example, Maurice Ravel's 'Valses nobles et sentimentales'). Waltzes are usually considered light music, not suitable for heavily dramatic purposes.

Title Composer Instrument Period
2 Valse-Caprices, Op.99 Theodor Kullak Piano Romantic
2 Valses Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Piano Romantic
2 Valses Juan Pedro Esnaola Guitar Romantic
2 Valses, Op.5 Nikolay Amani Piano Romantic
2 Valses, Op.62 Stephen Heller Piano Romantic
2 Valzer Melodici, Op.51 Amilcare Zanella Piano Early 20th Century
2 Waltzes Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Piano Romantic
2 Waltzes, Op.44 Xaver Scharwenka Piano 4 hands Romantic
2 Waltzes, S.126b Franz Liszt Violin Romantic
2 Walzer-Capriccios of Taneyev Mily Balakirev Piano Romantic
3 Etudes-Valses Edouard Chavagnat Piano Romantic
3 Ländler Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Piano 4 hands Romantic
3 Mouvements de valse, Op.41 César Cui Piano Romantic
3 Valses caractéristiques, Op.18 Hans von Bülow Piano Romantic
3 Valses distinguées du précieux dégoûté Erik Satie Piano Early 20th Century
3 Valses, Op.31 César Cui Piano Romantic
3 Valses, Op.79 Moritz Moszkowski Piano Romantic
3 Valses romantiques Emmanuel Chabrier Chamber group Romantic
3 Waltzes, Op.2 Konstantin Antipov Piano Romantic
3 Waltzes, Op.5 Mikhail Azanchevsky Piano Romantic