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Classical Music – Sheet Music & Scores

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen, Danish Author

What do we mean by “Classical Music”? There are classics in every artistic discipline, and music is no exception. Here at Stretta, you can find sheet music and scores from all periods of music history, and all musical forms! If you would like to know more about the meaning and origin of the term “Classical Music”, click here:

The Term “Classical Music”

The term classical music, in a broader sense, separates what is often called “Serious Music” from Music for Entertainment and Folk Music . Classical music encompasses all periods of modern history, driven by Western composers from the Medieval Period, through the Baroque and Romantic Periods, to the modern classical music of today.

“The Classical Period”

In a more narrow sense, The Classical Period means the historical period of classical music from around 1750 to 1800. It was a long period of musical development, from “Pre-Classical”, to “ Musical Sensibility”, through to “Music of the Enlightenment”. Baroque tonality continued to develop and transform, and became more complex, perfectly demonstrated through the music of the three“ Viennese Classics” Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. There was a departure from figured bass and counterpoint, and a move towards clearly defined melody and accompaniment. Many important musical works, such as the symphony and the string quartet developed, and really came into their own in the classical period, and classical music itself also began to be more and more accessible, moving out of the court and church, and into the public eye.

The Term “Classic”

In Ancient Rome, the term “classicus” was reserved for a citizen in the highest tax bracket. In a figurative sense, something exemplary or immaculate is called ’classic’, a good literary example being the ’Weimar Classics’ of Schiller and Goethe. One of the highest of accolades, being named a ’classic’, is almost always awarded posthumously, an artist is very rarely referred to as a ’classic’ during their lifetime.

Forms of Classical Music

The Periods of Classical Music

Piano Piano Classic

Engelbert Humperdinck: Abendsegen

Piano Piano Classic

100 Great Classical Melodies easy arranged

for: Piano

Music score (anthology), online audio

Item no.: 494646

26.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion

BWV 244
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists, 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116686

17.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Béla Bartók

Mikrokosmos 1 (Vol. 1 & 2)

Edited from the sources
Wiener Urtext Edition

for: Piano

Music lesson book (urtext edition)

Item no.: 659960

24.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
The Flute Playlist

Adagietto

The Flute Playlist

50 Popular Classics in Easy Arrangements
for flute and piano (with downloadable piano accompaniment)

for: Flute; piano ad lib.

Music score, online mp3/pdf with piano accompaniment

Item no.: 657836

16.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Song without Words op. 109

for Violoncello and Pianoforte
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 679977

7.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Georg Kopprasch

60 selected studies 1

for: Horn

Music lesson book

Item no.: 393009

10.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Claude Debussy

16 Piano Favorites – Debussy

His most beautiful piano pieces in a collection
Schirmer Performance Editions

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 682566

17.70 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesus, my salvation BWV 227

Motet – "Jesu, meine Freude"
Urtext Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben

for: Mixed choir (SSATB); instruments colla parte, basso continuo ad lib.

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 226945

9.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Carl Baermann - Recital Pieces

Andante con moto (Demo)

Carl Baermann

Recital Pieces

from Clarinet Method Op. 63, Part 1, Vol. 1 (No. 14-27)

for: Clarinet (B-flat), piano

Piano score, solo part, playback-CD

Item no.: 655558

28.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Frédéric Chopin

Ballads and Nocturnes

Study edition commented by Alfred Cortot

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 649898

23.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Clara Schumann - Anniversary Songbook

Walzer (Lyser)

Clara Schumann

Anniversary Songbook

New practical editions of 14 of Clara Schumann’s greatest songs
includes a CD of piano accompaniment

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 684082

19.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Duets for fun

Easy pieces for piano four–hands to play together

for: Piano 4 hands

Ensemble score

Item no.: 659340

14.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Duets for fun: Clarinets

Easy pieces to play together
Duo-Schatzkiste

for: 2 clarinets (B-flat)

Ensemble score

Item no.: 659338

14.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Frédéric Chopin

A First Book of Chopin

for the beginning pianist with downloadable mp3s
23 Pieces

for: Piano

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 343754

6.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Camille Saint-Saëns

Collection for Cello 1

Selection of original pieces and transcriptions

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 499283

18.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Vocalise

for flute and piano
Mitropa Instrumental Series

for: Flute, piano

Score, part

Item no.: 634029

12.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Duets for fun: Cellos

Easy pieces to play together

for: 2 cellos

Ensemble score (anthology)

Item no.: 659339

14.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Otakar Ševčík

School of Bowing Technique I und II

for: Cello

Music lesson book

Item no.: 681841

14.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

Complete Organ Works 1

Preludes and Fugues I
Breitkopf Urtext Edition
You will find supplementary material online

for: Organ

Music score (Urtext edition), online media

Item no.: 577750

26.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

Konzert g-Moll BWV 1056 für Violine, Streicher und Basso continuo

Ausgabe für Violine und Klavier – Rekonstruktion nach dem Cembalokonzert f-Moll BWV 1056
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 679978

12.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Béla Bartók

Mikrokosmos - Complete

Piano Solo Book

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 659419

35.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Farbenfroh 1

Geistliche Lieder für die verschiedenen Anlässe des Kirchenjahres, Gospels und Spirituals für Frauenchöre
Band 1

for: Women's choir a cappella

Score

Item no.: 347056

37.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Antonín Dvořák

Zigeunermelodien op. 55

für tiefe Singstimme und Klavier
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Voice (low), piano

Piano score

Item no.: 300598

14.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Béla Bartók

Duets for descant recorders

from the Children's and Female Choruses

for: 2 descant recorders

Ensemble score

Item no.: 659485

10.65 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

The Top Ten most beautiful Pieces to play on Piano

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 676965

14.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Classical Pieces

for: Clarinet, piano

Score, part

Item no.: 188564

19.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Franz Liszt

Années de pèlerinage I / Trois Morceaux suisses

all Swiss-inspired character pieces by Liszt into a single volume
Urtext Edition

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 684326

21.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks

HWV 348-351
Keyboard fireworks

for: Harpsichord [organ]; Flute [oboe/violin], basso continuo ad lib.

Ensemble score, solo parts

Item no.: 634734

39.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Willard Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco

Alfred's Basic Piano Library – Lesson Complete 1

For the Late Beginner

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 273581

12.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Arvo Pärt - Lieder aus der Kindheit

Ich bin schon groß

Arvo Pärt

Lieder aus der Kindheit

Entstanden zwischen 1965 und 1970 für verschiedene Schauspiel- und Zeichentrickfilme
in estnischen Kinderzimmern ein Klassiker

for: Children's choir, piano

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 649498

22.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Paulus

Oratorium
Klavierauszug XL
Urtext Stuttgarter Mendelssohn-Ausgaben

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (XL format)

Item no.: 677222

25.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart for Flute

Five Collected Galway Editions for Flute and Piano

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 641091

21.40 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Piano Classics: 40 Original Works

by 22 Composers

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 605416

23.60 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Antonín Dvořák

Gypsy Songs op. 55

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 674555

16.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Frédéric Chopin

Complete Preludes and Waltzes

for piano

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 649886

20.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel

Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

Oratorium für Soli, gemischten Chor, Orchester und Basso continuo
Erste kritische Ausgabe (Fassungen von 1747 und 1758/59)
Urtext Stuttgarter Händel-Ausgaben

for: 4 soloists (SMezTB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 677322

24.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Sacred Choruses

28 renowned Oratorio Choruses and Choral Works from the 17th to the 20th Centuries
for mixed chorus (SAM) and piano (organ)

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score (anthology)

Item no.: 682182

25.75 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.

The Piano Guys: Wonders

for cello and piano

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 649912

29.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Kim André Arnesen

Even when he is silent

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 655156

2.80 €plus shipping
Special manufacture. Delivery time: 3–4 weeks.
Hanna Kulenty

The Little Ambulance

for: 2 pianos

Music score

Item no.: 675064

8.55 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
John Rutter

The Gift of Life

Six Canticles of Creation
John Rutter Anniversary Edition

for: Mixed choir, piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 641720

18.60 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Opera Anthology

for soprano and piano

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Music score

Item no.: 681001

35.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Ludwig van Beethoven

Choral Collection Beethoven

around 40 choral settings for SATB, some with piano accompaniment
- Delivery of the CD in July 2019 -

for: Mixed choir (SATB); piano ad lib.

Conductor's score, audio CD

Item no.: 682690

37.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Richard Strauss

Acht Gedichte op. 10 TrV 141

für mittlere Stimme und Klavier
aus „Letzte Blätter“ von Hermann von Gilm

for: Voice (medium), piano

Piano score

Item no.: 676196

18.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Witold Lutosławski

Five Songs

for female voice and piano
after poems from Kazimiera Illakowicz

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score

Item no.: 275544

20.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Benjamin Britten

Two Ballads

for two voices (SS) and piano

for: 2 voices, piano

Score

Item no.: 564919

19.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

Die Blockflötenpartien der Vokalwerke

Vier Bände
Urtext Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben

for: 1–3 recorders

Music score

Item no.: 675534

69.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Hymn of praise op. 52

Sinfonie-Kantate für drei Solostimmen (SST), gemischten Chor (SSAATB) und Orchester
Klavierauszug XL im Großdruck

for: 3 soloists (SST), mixed choir (SSAATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (XL format, Urtext edition)

Item no.: 681541

18.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach

Fret thee not, thou mortal soul BWV 186a

Cantata for the 3rd Sunday in Advent (Reconstruction)
Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction

Item no.: 675044

9.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Opera Anthology

for tenor and piano

for: Voice (tenor), piano

Music score

Item no.: 681003

35.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

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