The Romantic Period – Sheet Music & Scores

The turn of the 19th century saw the dawn of Romanticism. This artistic and cultural movement was constantly striving for new ideas and new beginnings, during a particularly turbulent time in social, political and natural history. Browse our sheet music and scores, and explore all the romantic masters and their works today.

Programme Music

The reason and order of the classical period were balanced out in the romantic period by emotion and imagination. The word romanticism is derived from the French literary terms roman and romantique. Programme music uses melodies and instrumental colours to tell a story, to take the listener on a musical journey. The most prominent of all program music is undoubtedly the symphonic poem, created, explored and developed by composers such as Franz Liszt and Bedřich Smetana.

Musical Elements of Romanticism

Compared to the Classical Period, the melodies of the romantic period became less and less regular and symmetrical, and the harmony more and more chromatic and dissonant. As the romantic period progressed, the possibilities of traditional tonality became more and more exhausted, and the beginning of the 20th century saw the departure from classical structure and form, and the movement towards modern and contemporary classical music.

In order to broaden the sound palate which set the mood and atmosphere for the romantic period, new instruments began to appear in the orchestra, and voices began to be deployed, choirs and soloists began to be introduced into traditional instrumental works. Throughout the 19th century, the fashion was expansion, both in music for Symphony Orchestra and in Choral Music, the forces grew and grew, far beyond the imagination of any of the classical composers of the previous century.

Romantic & Verismo Opera

In the 19th century, Opera flourished, be it Italian verismo, French "Grand Opera", or Wagner’s new world of music theatre. The most important opera composers of the 19th century were Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Jacques Offenbach, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi.

Important composers of the Romantic Period

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

8.75 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 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 )

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
Delivery time: 2–3 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

18.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 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: 1–2 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 )
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
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 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
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 )
Frédéric Chopin

Ballads and Nocturnes

Study edition commented by Alfred Cortot

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 649898

23.99 €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

24.95 €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
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 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

28.00 €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

19.95 €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
Delivery time: 2–3 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 )
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 )
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 )
Niccolò Paganini

Capriccio a violino solo

"In cor più non mi sento" M.S. 44

for: Violin

Music score

Item no.: 681625

15.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite

Russian Dance

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker Suite

Hands-on Activities for exploring Tschaikowsky's Ballet
Active Listening Lessons

for: Voices (body percussion), drums

Music score, CD

Item no.: 632786

35.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks
Franz Liszt

Weihnachtsbaum, Années de Pelerinage, Troisieme Année and other works (Suppl.14)

(Earlier versions)
New Liszt Edition Supplement 'B'

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 675245

44.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Deck the Nutcracker Hall

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano

Score

Item no.: 675374

2.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Robert Franz, Doug Andrews

Good Night

op. 5/7
Bearbeitung für 4-stimmigen Frauenchor

for: Women's choir a cappella

Score

Item no.: 562705

1.80 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
William S. Gilbertet al. - When I First Put This Uniform On

Demo

William S. Gilbert, Arthur Seymour Sullivan

When I First Put This Uniform On

for Men's Choir (TTB) and Piano
Alfred Choral Designs

for: Male choir (TTB), piano

Score

Item no.: 679682

2.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks
Josef Rheinberger

Christoforus op. 120

Legende
Einzelausgabe aus Band 9 der Rheinberger-Gesamtausgabe

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

Score

Item no.: 623064

124.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
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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 €
Instantly available.
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Henry Kimball Hadley

The Lord Is My Strength

Anthem

for: 3 soloists (ATB), mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score, choir score (pdf download)

Item no.: 6439

7.50 €
Instantly available.
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Henry Kimball Hadley

Easter

(„There's a music up in the frozen hills“)

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Score

Item no.: 6440

2.00 €
Instantly available.
Franz Schubert

Erlking

for young male chorus (with cambiata voices) and piano (simplified)
Emerging Voices

for: Male choir, piano

Score

Item no.: 682680

4.55 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Frédéric Chopin

Introduction to the Cortot Editions of Chopin

Selected pieces commented by Alfred Cortot

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 649862

30.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Friedrich Burgmüller

25 Etüden op. 100

Edition from the first edition.
Provided with notes on the practical use

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 125096

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

The practical Czerny 1

Pre-elementary level

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 288626

15.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Isaac Albénizet al. - La flauta romántica

Albéniz: ​Tango in D (Demo)

Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados

La flauta romántica

Romantische Stücke aus Spanien für Flöte und Klavier
Romantic Pieces from Spain

for: Flute, piano

Music score, CD

Item no.: 631719

25.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
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: 1–2 working days (de )
Robert Schumann

Papillons op. 2

Urtext

for: Piano

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401067

11.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Fritz Kreisler

Praeludium und Allegro

im Stile von Gaetano Pugnani
Kreisler Klassische Manuskripte 5

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 201324

10.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Nicola Vaccai

Metodo Pratico – High Voice

for: Voice (high), piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 359822

13.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Charles-Louis Hanon

The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises 1

Schirmer Library of Musical Classics

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 274489

7.30 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
Frédéric Chopin

Ballades

The Complete Chopin
A New Critical Edition

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 444691

14.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Jean-Baptiste Arban - Method for Trombone and Baritone (Bass Clef)

Fantaisie and Variation (Theme)

Jean-Baptiste Arban

Method for Trombone and Baritone (Bass Clef)

New Edition (Complete)

for: Trombone [baritone horn] (bass clef)

Music score, online playback

Item no.: 617462

39.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Antonín Dvořák

Rusalka's Song to the Moon

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 117787

7.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Orgelwerke

mit Vorbemerkung des Komponisten zur Erstausgabe der Sonaten op. 65

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 359615

39.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Franz Schubert

Die schöne Müllerin op. 25 D 795

High Voice
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 564550

15.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Friedrich Dotzauer

Violoncello Tutor 1

First and upper first position

for: Cello

Music lesson book

Item no.: 380378

18.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Frédéric Chopin

Studies

Chopin National Edition

for: Piano

Study score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 779477

16.05 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Engelbert Humperdinck

Abends, will ich schlafen gehn

Evening Blessing from the Fairy-Tale Opera "Hänsel und Gretel"

for: 2 voices, piano

Piano score

Item no.: 356796

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

The Violin Playlist

50 Popular Classics in Easy Arrangements

for: Violin, piano

Music score, online playback

Item no.: 663159

16.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Julius Weissenborn

Bassoon-School

with complete theoretical Explanations

for: Bassoon

Music lesson book

Item no.: 172783

23.99 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Franz Schubert

Piano Sonatas, Volume II

Urtext

for: Piano

Piano score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401114

31.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )

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