20th Century Sheet Music

The second half of the 20th century was void of a dominant style in music composition. The aftermath of WWII, the advances in terms of recording and information technology, and the global political and economic context all played a role in the rise of new artistic and musical movements. Indeterminacy and chance (which had been championed by Charles Ives) rose as techniques and were adapted by the so-called New York School (John Cage, Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman). Electronic music and musique concreté redifined the potential of every sound as musical material. Minimalism challenged the narrative characterization of music, and, in general terms, most of the trends questioned, at one point of other, the traditional definitions of 'composer', 'performer', 'audience', etc. Popular and academic music influenced each other like never before in history, and the line between them became undefinable in some cases.

Title Composer Form Instrument
Ino Joseph Canteloube Anthem Choir
Air Louis Sauter Aria / Arietta Guitar
Harper Air Paul Butler Aria / Arietta Harp
Ballad, Op.7 No.12 Maarten Smit Ballade Piano
Bacchus et Ariane, Op.43 Albert Roussel Ballet Orchestra
Ballet mécanique George Antheil Ballet Chamber group
Girls of the City of Stones Çesk Zadeja Ballet Orchestra
Girls of the City of Stones Çesk Zadeja Ballet Orchestra
Horace Victorieux Arthur Honegger Ballet Orchestra
Le Dit des Jeux du Monde Arthur Honegger Ballet Orchestra
Oriane et le Prince d'Amour, Op.83 Florent Schmitt Ballet Orchestra
Piscatore 'e Pusilleco Ernesto Tagliaferri Barcarolle Voice(s) and Piano
Beethovens Musik der Zukunft: Die Große Sonate für das Hammer=Klavier, Op.106 Hartwig Albrecht Books Piano
Klavierübung in 5 Teilen Ferruccio Busoni Books Piano
Klavierübung in 10 Büchern Ferruccio Busoni Books Piano
Tonartencharakteristik und Temperatur Hartwig Albrecht Books N/A
Trumpet School Mikhail Tabakov Books Trumpet
Trumpet School Mikhail Tabakov Books Trumpet
Violin Tone Peculiarities Frederick Castle Books Violin
2 Choral Songs Alba Rosa Viëtor Canon Choir and Instrument
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Popular composers Claude Debussy · Gustav Holst · Sergei Prokofiev · Max Reger · Bohuslav Martinů · Michel Rondeau · Ferruccio Busoni · Gerald Finzi · Paul Butler · Zequinha Abreu · Jacques Ibert · Jehan Alain · Joaquín Turina · Arthur Honegger · Gabriel Pierné · Amy Marcy Beach · Anton Webern · Simon Alexander Abbott · Pedro Miguel Abreu · Albert Roussel · Joseph Canteloube · André Caplet · Louis Sauter · Richard Kram · André Ernest Modeste Grétry · Manuel Alejandre Prada · Gayk Aboyan · Aleksey Yanshinov · Herbert Straus Gardner · Joshua M. Abramson · Louis Armstrong · Florent Schmitt · Carlos Alvarez · Hideaki Shichida · Maarten Smit · Chukwudimma Akabuogu · Mark Alburger · Ian Keith Harris · Alain Lefébure · Georges Auric · Robert Edward Bridson · George Antheil · Alessandro Rolla · Robert G. Patterson · Derek Bell · Blas María de Colomer · Daniel Léo Simpson · David Toub · Şafak Alıcıoğlu · Julián Santos Carrión
Instruments Cello · Chamber group · Choir · Choir and Instrument · Choir and Orchestra · Flute · Guitar · Harp · Harpsichord · Horn · N/A · Oboe · Open Instrumentation · Orchestra · Organ · Piano · Piano 4 hands · Piano and orchestra · Solo Instrument and Piano · Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra · Solo voice(s) · String Orchestra · String Quartet · Trumpet · Violin · Voice(s) and Instruments · Voice(s) and Orchestra · Voice(s) and Piano · Wind Ensemble
Forms Anthem · Aria / Arietta · Ballade · Ballet · Barcarolle · Books · Canon · Cantata · Caprice · Chaconne · Chorale · Chorale Prelude · Christmas Carols · Compilation · Concerto · Dance · Duet · Etude · Fanfare · Fantasy · Fugue · Funeral Music · Gavotte · Impromptu · Intermezzi · Invention · Lullaby/Berceuse · Madrigal · March · Melodrama · Minuet · Musette · Nocturne · Octet · Opera / Operetta · Overture · Piano piece · Piece · Prelude · Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue · Quartet · Quintet · Rhapsody · Romance · Rondo · Sacred Mass · Saraband · Scherzo · Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation · Sextet · Sonata · Sonatina · Song · Song Cycle · Suite · Symphonic Pieces · Symphonic Poem · Symphony · Tango · Theatrical / Incidental · Theme and Variations · Toccata · Trio · Waltz