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

Friedrich Burgmüller - 23 Etudes op. 100
Friedrich Burgmüller

23 Etudes 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
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Carl Czerny - The practical Czerny 1
Carl Czerny

The practical Czerny 1

Pre-elementary level

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 288626

15.00 €plus shipping
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Song without Words op. 109
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
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Isaac Albéniz et 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
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Frédéric Chopin - Ballades
Frédéric Chopin

Ballades

The Complete Chopin
A New Critical Edition

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 444691

14.95 €plus shipping
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Orgelwerke
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
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Engelbert Humperdinck - Abends, will ich schlafen gehn
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
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Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium und Allegro
Fritz Kreisler

Praeludium und Allegro

im Stile von Gaetano Pugnani
Kreisler Klassische Manuskripte 5

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 201324

12.00 €plus shipping
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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
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Georg Kopprasch - 60 selected studies 1
Georg Kopprasch

60 selected studies 1

for: Horn

Music lesson book

Item no.: 393009

11.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Nicola Vaccai - Metodo Pratico – High Voice
Nicola Vaccai

Metodo Pratico – High Voice

for: Voice (high), piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 359822

13.95 €plus shipping
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Charles-Louis Hanon - The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises 1
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
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The Violin Playlist

The Violin Playlist

50 Popular Classics in Easy Arrangements

for: Violin, piano

Music score, online playback

Item no.: 663159

16.00 €plus shipping
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Robert Schumann - Papillons op. 2
Robert Schumann

Papillons op. 2

Urtext

for: Piano

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401067

11.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Claude Debussy - 16 Piano Favorites – Debussy
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
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Camille Saint-Saëns - Collection for Cello 1
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
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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
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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
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Franz Liszt et al. - Consolations
Franz Liszt, Mária P. Eckhardt

Consolations

including first edition of the first version
Urtext

for: Piano

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401448

16.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 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
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Friedrich Dotzauer - Violoncello Tutor 1
Friedrich Dotzauer

Violoncello Tutor 1

First and upper first position

for: Cello

Music lesson book

Item no.: 380378

18.95 €plus shipping
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Aloys Schmitt - Preparatory Exercises
Aloys Schmitt

Preparatory Exercises

from Opus 16

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 360163

14.95 €plus shipping
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Romantic Hits

Romantic Hits

Bekannte Melodien aus der Zeit der Romantik – leicht arrangiert
Ready to Play

for: 2 flutes (duet)

Ensemble score (anthology)

Item no.: 667734

14.95 €plus shipping
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Robert Schumann et al. - Carnaval op. 9
Robert Schumann, Ernst Herttrich

Carnaval op. 9

Urtext

for: Piano

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401154

13.00 €plus shipping
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Duets for fun

Duets for fun

Easy pieces for piano four–hands to play together

for: Piano 4 hands

Ensemble score

Item no.: 659340

16.50 €plus shipping
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Frédéric Chopin - Ballads and Nocturnes
Frédéric Chopin

Ballads and Nocturnes

Study edition commented by Alfred Cortot

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 649898

23.99 €plus shipping
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Antonín Dvořák - Rusalka's Song to the Moon
Antonín Dvořák

Rusalka's Song to the Moon

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 117787

7.95 €plus shipping
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Antonín Dvořák - Sonatine op. 100 G-Dur

Allegro risoluto (demo)

Antonín Dvořák

Sonatine op. 100 G-Dur

for violin and piano
3 Tempi Play Along

for: Violin

Solo part, 2 Playback-CDs

Item no.: 209798

21.99 €plus shipping
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Frédéric Chopin - Chopin's Greatest Melodies
Frédéric Chopin

Chopin's Greatest Melodies

for: Flute

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 576445

20.99 €plus shipping
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Matteo Carcassi - 25 Etüden op. 60
Matteo Carcassi

25 Etüden op. 60

Etüdenwerk für Gitarre
25 methodische und fortschreitende Etüden mit Spielanleitung

for: Classical guitar

Music lesson book

Item no.: 401595

16.99 €plus shipping
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Julius Weissenborn - Bassoon-School
Julius Weissenborn

Bassoon-School

with complete theoretical Explanations

for: Bassoon

Music lesson book

Item no.: 172783

23.99 €plus shipping
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Edward Elgar - From the Bavarian Highlands op. 27
Edward Elgar

From the Bavarian Highlands op. 27

SATB and piano (Elgar’s original piano accompaniment) or orchestra
Words from Bavarian Volkslieder and Schnadahupfl

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 328572

20.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Franz Schubert - Die schöne Müllerin op. 25 D 795
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
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn) - Play Vienna! - Clarinet

Künstler-Leben (Demo)

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Play Vienna! - Clarinet

10 Strauss favourites arranged for solo clarinet with backing track CD

for: Clarinet

Music score, CD

Item no.: 888114

21.99 €plus shipping
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Franz Liszt - Grandes études de Paganini
Franz Liszt

Grandes études de Paganini

for piano solo
Separate Edition from the New Liszt Complete Critical Edition

for: Piano

Item no.: 184916

14.95 €plus shipping
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Louis Köhler - Praktische Klavierschule op. 300/ 1
Louis Köhler

Praktische Klavierschule op. 300/ 1

(Teaching material)

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 359759

18.95 €plus shipping
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Frédéric Chopin - Studies
Frédéric Chopin

Studies

Chopin National Edition

for: Piano

Study score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 779477

16.05 €plus shipping
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Charles-Louis Hanon - Pianist Virtuoso
Charles-Louis Hanon

Pianist Virtuoso

60 Exercises

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 407964

20.99 €plus shipping
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Duets for fun: Clarinets

Duets for fun: Clarinets

Easy pieces to play together
Duo-Schatzkiste

for: 2 clarinets (B-flat)

Ensemble score

Item no.: 659338

16.50 €plus shipping
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Stephen Adams - The Holy City
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Stephen Adams

The Holy City

Jerusalem
for Voice (Medium / High) and Piano

for: Voice (medium/high), piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 2982

3.50 €
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Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dances

Version for two hands edited from the first edition
Wiener Urtext Edition

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 154069

16.95 €plus shipping
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Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Vocalise

for flute and piano
Mitropa Instrumental Series

for: Flute, piano

Score, part

Item no.: 634029

12.99 €plus shipping
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Johannes Brahms - Schicksalslied op. 54
Johannes Brahms

Schicksalslied op. 54

für gemischten Chor (SATB) und Orchester

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 632324

10.80 €plus shipping
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Johannes Brahms - Sonate A-Dur op. 100
Johannes Brahms

Sonate A-Dur op. 100

für Violine und Klavier
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, 2 solo parts

Item no.: 645983

13.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Sing to the Lord a new-made Song" op. posth. 91
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Sing to the Lord a new-made Song" op. posth. 91

Urtextausgabe

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 658259

5.95 €plus shipping
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Frédéric Chopin - A First Book of Chopin
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
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Carl Czerny - Preliminary School of Velocity
Carl Czerny

Preliminary School of Velocity

for: Piano

Music lesson book

Item no.: 429220

13.50 €plus shipping
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David Popper - High School of Cello Playing (40 Etudes), Op. 73
David Popper

High School of Cello Playing (40 Etudes), Op. 73

String Solo

for: Cello

Music score

Item no.: 299268

18.99 €plus shipping
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Robert Schumann - Three Romances op. 94
Robert Schumann

Three Romances op. 94

Három románc op. 94

for: Oboe [flute], piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 198272

13.35 €plus shipping
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Johann Pachelbel - Canon
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Johann Pachelbel

Canon

for: Violin, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722286

2.99 €
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