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Polka – Sheet Music & Scores

“To dance is human, to polka is divine” K.D. Lang, Canadian Singer-Songwriter

If you think that the polka is originally a Polish dance, then you are way off! This popular dance is one of the cultural treasures of another small middle European country. If you would like to know more about the origins of this Czech dance, then browse our sheet music & scores, and explore all the marvellous Polkas Stretta has to offer!

The origins of Polka

It is no longer known exactly where and when the polka came to be, but from the early 19th century the predecessor of the polka, the “Nimra”, was becoming very popular. The next development was the “Maděra”, which was then renamed to the “Půlka”, which was later renamed the Polka.

From a village dance to high society

The polka was already well known around Europe, and by the 1840s, and it had become one of the favourite dances in the courts of Vienna. Johann Strauss I was also fascinated by the polka in Prague, and subsequently composed several polkas himself. The polka was also very popular with the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, who composed polkas for piano, and also used them in his symphonic and operatic works including Vltava and The Bartered Bride.

Like many other folk dances, the polka found its way into the ballets of the 19th century, in the form of the “Polka Hongroise” or “French Polka”, particularly in works by Léo Delibes. In Vienna the “Polka Schnell” or “Quick Polka” was also popular for a long time, often penned by Johann Strauss II.

One of the most famous polka melodies, which has travelled the world in many different versions, is Jaromír Vejvoda’s “Škoda lásky” known also as “Rosamunde” or “The Beer Barrel Polka”.

A few more Polka links

Pizzicato-Polka

De Haske Recorder Series

for: Blockflötenquartett

Score, Parts

Item no.: 471571

15.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Franz Liszt

Five Mephisto Waltzes / Mephisto-Polka

Öt Mefisztó-keringő / Mefisztó-Polka

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 256606

22.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

Rosita Polka Y Marieta Mazurka

Klassik

for: Classical guitar

Music score

Item no.: 276915

13.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
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Albert Gamse, Walter Dana, Frank Yankovic

Emilia Polka (Laugh With Me, Emilia)

Bb

for: Voice, piano [guitar]

Piano/Voice/Guitar

Item no.: 1029007

4.80 €
Instantly available.
Franz Watz

Hell scheint die Sonne

Marsch

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1169833

59.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Franz Watz

Hell scheint die Sonne

Marsch

for: Concert band

Score

Item no.: 1169755

13.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Franz Watz

Wenn Heidrun erzählt

Michael Klostermann und seine Musikanten

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 579604

74.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
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Matthew Murphy, Daniel Haggis, Tord Knudsen, The Wombats

Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)

Am

for: Bass guitar

Bass Tab

Item no.: 1024806

3.00 €
Instantly available.
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Heino Gaze

Hab'n Sie Nicht 'Ne Braut Für mich ?

C

for: Voice, piano [guitar]

Piano/Voice/Guitar

Item no.: 1032690

4.80 €
Instantly available.
Franz Watz

Wenn Heidrun erzählt

Michael Klostermann und seine Musikanten

for: Concert band

Score

Item no.: 958344

12.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Hans Bruss, Franz Watz

Sommerfreuden

Polka

for: Concert band

Score

Item no.: 958032

13.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Hans Bruss, Franz Watz

Sommerfreuden

Polka

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 958691

59.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Michael Benedict Bender

Unerhört

Walzer, Märsche, Polkas, Ragtimes aus dem Giftschrank der Orgelliteratur
Musik zum Schmunzeln

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 636077

18.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Toni Klingler, Christian Egger

Wildschön..

Polka, Walzer und Boarische für 2 Klarinetten

for: 2 clarinets

2 music scores

Item no.: 679764

18.19 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Florian Gressenberger

Rosi Polka

(Hey Rosi)

for: Accordion

Music score

Item no.: 770575

6.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Norbert Gälle

Böhmischer Traum

Polka für Steirische Harmonika in 2 Versionen (leicht und schwer)

for: Diatonic accordion

Music score

Item no.: 604382

6.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Peter Schad

12 Erfolgstitel im Duett

Version Bb - Flügelhorn, Trompete, Klarinette

for: 2 trumpets [flugelhorns/ tenorhorns/ clarinets]

Performance scores

Item no.: 817762

16.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Polka Polka

13 weltbekannte Titel für Akkordeon

for: Accordion

Music score

Item no.: 623171

13.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Josef Strauss, Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Pizzicato-Polka / Polonaise de Concert für 4 Violoncelli

for: 4 cellos

Set of parts

Item no.: 108686

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

Böhmischer Traum

Polka für Blasorchester

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 364735

41.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

The Joy Of Piano Duets

Joy Of

for: Piano 4 hands

Buch

Item no.: 417663

15.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Mathias Rauch

Böhmische Liebe

Polka
Einzelausgabe für Steirische Harmonika in Griffschrift inkl. Aufnahme

for: Diatonic accordion

Music book (tablature), online audio (app)

Item no.: 1031622

13.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Dmitri Shostakovich

Walzer und Polka für Klavier vierhändig

Russische Musik der Moderne

for: Piano 4 hands

Item no.: 108859

12.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Alfred Schnittke

Polka

Russische Musik der Moderne

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 482911

8.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn) - Violin Play-Along 41: Johann Strauss, Jr.

Artist's Life (Demo)

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Violin Play-Along 41: Johann Strauss, Jr.

Play 8 Classics with Sound-Alike CD Tracks

for: Violin

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 499722

18.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Polka Italienne

Polka

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 170817

11.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )

Das große Polka-Buch für Akkordeon

mit den großen Evergreens
Das große Akkordeonbuch

for: Accordion

Single part(n)

Item no.: 395967

21.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Neue Pizzicato-Polka

op. 449 (1893)

for: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass [string orchestra]

Score, parts (pdf download)

Item no.: 1593

6.50 €
Instantly available.
Hubert Klausner - Zillertaler Polkas

Loisal Polka (Demo)

Hubert Klausner

Zillertaler Polkas

for: Accordion

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 373110

23.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Václav Bláha

Herz, Schmerz und dies und das

Polka

for: Accordion

Single edition

Item no.: 146478

5.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Gerhard Winkler

Schützenliesel-Polka

Rhythmus und Schwung

for: Accordion; voice ad lib.

Single edition

Item no.: 102009

4.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Alfred Schnittke

Polka für Streichquartett

Neue Bearbeitungen

for: 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet)

Score, Set of parts

Item no.: 143612

16.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Stephan Hutter - Im weißen Bräuhaus

Demo

Stephan Hutter

Im weißen Bräuhaus

Polka
Egerländer – Sinfonische Besetzung

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1170139

59.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

100 Keyboard-Stimmungshits

Stimmungshits
Hits, Oldies, deutsche Stimmungsschlager, Märsche, urige Stimmungssongs und Stimmungslieder der 20er bis 50er Jahre

for: Keyboard

Music score (melody, chords)

Item no.: 217007

19.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Arthur Pryor - Fantastic Polka

Allegro vivace

Arthur Pryor

Fantastic Polka

for: Trombone, piano

Piano score, solo part, playback-CD

Item no.: 185983

21.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Franz Watz

6 Spielstücke aus der Barockzeit

für 3 Holzbläser (variabel)
Musizierstunde 57

for: Flute, oboe, clarinet

Score, Parts

Item no.: 161736

12.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch Tratsch Polka Op 214

for: Accordion

Item no.: 247598

3.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Canonica Paolo

Polka Concertata Op 190

for: 2 KLAV 16MS

Score, Parts

Item no.: 328431

24.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 214

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 356497

5.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 214

für Klaviertrio

for: Violin, cello, piano (piano trio)

Score, Set of parts

Item no.: 139967

23.25 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Italian Polka

Belwin Classic Library

for: Piano 4 hands

Ensemble score

Item no.: 403821

7.95 €plus shipping
In reprint. Delivery time unknown.
Ladislav Kubeš - Südböhmische Polka

Südböhmische Polka

Ladislav Kubeš

Südböhmische Polka

6er Blech PLUS

for: Small wind band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 949041

23.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Klaunzer

s' Flügelhorn im Rucksack

Solistische Bravourpolka

for: 1–2 flugelhorns [trumpets (B-flat)], concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 482284

40.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Maximilian Müller

Königin der Nacht

Polka
Ausgabe kleine Besetzung

for: Brass ensemble (6 voices)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1053305

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

Leichtes Blut

Polkas und Märsche der Strauss-Famile

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 147069

25.85 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Martin Scharnagl - Ehrenwert

Demo

Martin Scharnagl

Ehrenwert

Polka

for: Concert band

Score, conductor's part, orchestral parts

Item no.: 797475

60.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Martin Scharnagl - Von Freund zu Freund

Von Freund zu Freund

Martin Scharnagl

Von Freund zu Freund

Polka

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 657244

65.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Annen-Polka op. 117

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 356499

5.50 €plus shipping
Special manufacture. Delivery time: 3–4 weeks.
Damian Maria Rabe - Saxomania – Level 1

Erster Walzer

Damian Maria Rabe

Saxomania – Level 1

Tolle Ssaxophon-Trios für alle gleich gestimmten Saxophone
mp3–Download inklusive

for: 3 saxophones (same tuning)

Score, set of parts, online audio

Item no.: 765503

18.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Karel Vacek

Fuchsgraben

Polka

for: Small wind band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 392603

43.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

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