Female Composers – Sheet Music & Scores

Throughout history, female composers have had a hard time in the male-dominated world of classical music. As a result, many musical treasures that have fallen into oblivion are only now being rediscovered, and they offer a wealth of new classical compositions to thrill audiences and inspire musicians all around the world. Browse our sheet music and scores, and explore the wide world of female composers with Stretta Music today!

Contemporary Female Composers

In recent decades, female composers have come to the fore more and more…

In 1997, British composer Rachel Portman became the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Original Score for her work on the motion picture “Emma.”

In 2019, the opera “Orlando” by the Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth (b.1968) was premiered at the Vienna State Opera, making her the first female composer to be commissioned to write a full-length opera.

And even at the start of the new millennium, we already have a wonderful young female composer who composed her first opera at the age of 7, the child prodigy Alma Deutscher (b.2005)!

Furore

The music publisher Furore, founded in 1986, has set itself the task of specifically publishing sheet music by classical and contemporary female composers.

Music by Female Composers

A Few Important Female Composers

HerStory: The Piano Collection

HerStory: The Piano Collection

A progressive collection celebrating 29 female composers and their stories

for: Piano

Music score (anthology)

Item no.: 1161815

19.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Clara Schumann et al. - Selected Piano Works
Clara Schumann, Janina Klassen

Selected Piano Works

Urtext

for: Piano

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401375

32.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 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

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 684082

22.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Women at the Piano

Women at the Piano

Solo Works by Female Composers of the Nineteenth Century

for: Piano

Music score (anthology)

Item no.: 774949

38.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy et al. - 24 Songs
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel

24 Songs

24 Songs by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel
for high voice and piano

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score

Item no.: 369877

17.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Kaija Saariaho - Quatre Instants
Kaija Saariaho

Quatre Instants

for soprano and piano

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Music score

Item no.: 492845

28.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Kaija Saariaho - Vent Nocturne
Kaija Saariaho

Vent Nocturne

or viola and electronic

for: Viola

Music score

Item no.: 473856

21.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Lili Boulanger - Four Songs
Lili Boulanger

Four Songs

for: Voice, piano

Music score

Item no.: 151427

13.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Barbara Arens - Dreaming at the Piano
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Barbara Arens

Dreaming at the Piano

12 musing, meditative pieces for intermediate pianists

for: Piano

Piano score

Item no.: 1354905

9.00 €
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25 Plus Piano Solo

25 Plus Piano Solo

25 Jahre Frau und Musik – Jubiläumsausgabe
27 Kompositionen zeitgenössischer Komponistinnen für Klavier

for: Piano

Music score (hardcover, anthology)

Item no.: 372033

25.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Cécile Chaminade - Le matin and Le soir (Morning and Evening), op. 79
Cécile Chaminade

Le matin and Le soir (Morning and Evening), op. 79

Alfred masterwork edition

for: 2 pianos

Music score

Item no.: 635638

10.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
Rachel Portman - Flight
Rachel Portman

Flight

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 1192424

7.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Isabelle Aboulker - Mélodies
Isabelle Aboulker

Mélodies

for voice and piano

for: Voice, piano

Music score, online playback

Item no.: 676607

32.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Michael John Trotta - Caritas Abundat
Michael John Trotta

Caritas Abundat

Great and Fiery Force
with optional Violin and Hand Drum

for: Mixed choir (SATB); violin, drumset ad lib.

Score, Parts

Item no.: 862791

4.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Kaija Saariaho - Prelude For Solo Piano
Kaija Saariaho

Prelude For Solo Piano

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 558073

10.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Kaija Saariaho - From the Grammar of Dreams
Kaija Saariaho

From the Grammar of Dreams

Text by Sylvia Plath. Includes full performance notes.

for: Voice (soprano), live electronics

Score

Item no.: 773928

18.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Vivienne Olive - Three Flower Songs by New England Poets
Vivienne Olive

Three Flower Songs by New England Poets

für vier- bis fünfstimmig gemischten Chor a cappella

for: Mixed choir (4–5 parts) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 676662

10.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Lili Boulanger - Soir sur la Plaine (Evening on the Plain)
Lili Boulanger

Soir sur la Plaine (Evening on the Plain)

Choral

for: 2 soloists (ST), mixed choir (SATB), piano

Score

Item no.: 317638

4.05 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Vivienne Olive - Flora
Vivienne Olive

Flora

for voice and accordion
from the musical "Caroline Chisholm"

for: Voice, accordion

Score

Item no.: 663867

5.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Ethel Mary Smyth - The March of the Women
Ethel Mary Smyth

The March of the Women

for: Choir (one voice) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 585416

2.75 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Rebecca Saunders - O
Rebecca Saunders

O

for: Voice (soprano) a cappella

Music score

Item no.: 683515

29.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Kaija Saariaho - De La Terre
Kaija Saariaho

De La Terre

Klassik

Single part Violin

Item no.: 836190

12.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Rachel Portman - Leaves and Trees
Rachel Portman

Leaves and Trees

for: Cello and 2 Pianos

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1192422

14.45 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Judith Weir - The song sung true
Judith Weir

The song sung true

for unaccompanied chorus SSAATBB

for: Mixed choir (SSAATBB) a cappella

Score

Item no.: 635762

6.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Mohammed Fairouz - Jeder Mensch and Refugee Blues
Mohammed Fairouz

Jeder Mensch and Refugee Blues

for: Voice (mezzo-soprano), piano

Music score

Item no.: 663523

22.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Judith Weir - Day By Day
Judith Weir

Day By Day

for: Women's choir (SSA), piano

Score

Item no.: 857680

4.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Kaija Saariaho - Maan Varjot
Kaija Saariaho

Maan Varjot

for: Orchestra and Organ

Score

Item no.: 858032

51.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Camille van Lunen - A Shakespeare Cycle of Scenic Songs
Camille van Lunen

A Shakespeare Cycle of Scenic Songs

für Gesang und Klavier
aus "The Tempest", "Twelfth Night" und "Midsummer Night's Dream"

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Piano score

Item no.: 683724

16.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Rebecca Saunders - Skin
Rebecca Saunders

Skin

for Soprano and 13 Instruments
Peters Contemporary Library

for: Voice (soprano), chamber ensemble

Score

Item no.: 683504

119.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
Kaija Saariaho - A La Fumee
Kaija Saariaho

A La Fumee

for: Alto Flute, Cello and Orchestra

Score

Item no.: 836167

74.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Barbara Arens - All Beautiful & Splendid Things
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Barbara Arens

All Beautiful & Splendid Things

12+1 Songs for solo piano on Poems by Women

for: Piano

Piano score

Item no.: 1354891

7.50 €
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Rachel Portman - Recollection
Rachel Portman

Recollection

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 1192420

5.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Lili Boulanger - Psalm 24 LB 36
Lili Boulanger

Psalm 24 LB 36

geeignet für den Adventsgottesdienst
Französische Kirchenmusik – Urtext (erste kritische Ausgabe)

for: Soloist (tenor), mixed choir (SATB), piano [organ]

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 679014

17.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Lili Boulanger - Hymn to the sun LB 24
Lili Boulanger

Hymn to the sun LB 24

Urtext (erste kritische Ausgabe)

for: Solo voice (alto), mixed choir (SATB), piano

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 679015

17.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Isabelle Aboulker - Histoire du petit Ivan qui ne voulait pas devenir soldat
Isabelle Aboulker

Histoire du petit Ivan qui ne voulait pas devenir soldat

Conte musical pour récitant et sept instruments

for: Narrator, chamber ensemble

Score

Item no.: 818335

63.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Judith Weir - Nuits d'Afrique
Judith Weir

Nuits d'Afrique

Klassik

for: Soprano, Flute, Cello and Piano

Score

Item no.: 858019

18.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Rachel Portman - Much Loved
Rachel Portman

Much Loved

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 1192421

5.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Cécile Chaminade - Scarf Dance
Cécile Chaminade

Scarf Dance

from CALLIRHOE

for: String orchestra

Score, Parts

Item no.: 814954

55.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Barbara Arens - The Mermaid Challenge
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Barbara Arens

The Mermaid Challenge

12 Piano Pieces requiring collaborative effort!

for: Piano

Piano score

Item no.: 1354899

8.50 €
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Kaija Saariaho - Lonh
Kaija Saariaho

Lonh

for: Voice (soprano), live electronics

Score, CD-ROM

Item no.: 472134

21.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Fanny Hensel - Three Songs on texts by Lord Byron
Fanny Hensel

Three Songs on texts by Lord Byron

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score

Item no.: 601583

8.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Kaija Saariaho - From The Grammar Of Dreams
Kaija Saariaho

From The Grammar Of Dreams

for: 2 voices (SMez)

Score

Item no.: 492846

16.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Amy Beach - All Hail The Pow'r Of Jesus' Name
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Amy Beach

All Hail The Pow'r Of Jesus' Name

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score, choir score

Item no.: 6472

5.50 €
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Barbara Arens - The More the Merrier
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Barbara Arens

The More the Merrier

13 Duets for 4-Hand Piano...& Everyone else!

for: Piano 4 hands

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1354890

10.00 €
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Barbara Arens - Chubby Hippo & Friends
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Barbara Arens

Chubby Hippo & Friends

10 Really Easy Piano Pieces with Really Silly Lyrics

for: Piano

Piano score

Item no.: 1354906

7.00 €
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Kaija Saariaho - Petals
Kaija Saariaho

Petals

for: Cello

Music score

Item no.: 320747

25.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Rachel Portman - Way Home
Rachel Portman

Way Home

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 1192419

5.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Lili Boulanger - Psaume XXIV (24) : La Terre Appartient A L'Eternel
Lili Boulanger

Psaume XXIV (24) : La Terre Appartient A L'Eternel

pour chant et piano (fr/en)
(Originale pour soli, choeur, orgue et orchestre)

for: Mixed choir, piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 347742

13.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Judith Weir - The True Light
Judith Weir

The True Light

Geistliche Musik

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Choir score

Item no.: 765886

4.85 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Clara Schumann: Arrangements for Solo Piano

Clara Schumann: Arrangements for Solo Piano

Klavierbearbeitungen von Clara Schumann

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 656681

236.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 months
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