Music Guide

Introduction

This page features prominent examples of Western art music, covering all major genres and periods.

Medieval

instrumental dance La Rotta
anonymous
standalone Dou mal qui m'a longuement fait languir
Machaut
vocal plainchant O pastor animarum
Hildegard von Bingen
monophonic Je Vivroie Liement
Machaut
polyphonic Messe de Nostre Dame - Kyrie
Machaut

Renaissance

dance
Barriera
Cesare Negri
Pavan and Galliard a6
Byrd
solo
Mr Dowland's Midnight
Dowland
sacred vocal secular vocal
Sicut Cervus
Palestrina
Ce jour de l'an
Dufay

Baroque

chamber concerto
Flute Sonata No 2 - Siciliano
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 - Allegro moderato
Bach
dance vocal
Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Menuet
Bach
Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus
Handel
solo
Well-Tempered Clavier - Prelude 1
Bach
Pastorale in F Major - Andantino tranquillo
Bach

Classical

solo
Violin Sonata No. 17 - Andante sostenuto
Mozart
Sonata Semplice - Andante
Mozart
concerto concerto
Trumpet Concerto - Allegro
Haydn
Clarinet Concerto - Adagio
Mozart
symphony vocal
Symphony No. 40 - Molto Allegro
Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart
symphony piano
Symphony No. 5 - Allegro con brio
Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata - Adagio sostenuto
Beethoven

Romantic

symphony
New World Symphony - Largo
Dvorak
Symphony No. 1 - Un poco sostenuto; Allegro
Brahms
ballet
Nutcracker - Dance of the Mirlitons
Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake - Dance Of The Swans
Tchaikovsky
orchestral
Also sprach Zarathustra - Sunrise
R Strauss
Danse Macabre
Saint-Saëns
piano
Songs Without Words - Op.30 No.1
Mendelssohn
Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade I
Mussorgsky
choral lied
Paulus - Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Mendelssohn
Winterreise - Erstarrung
Schubert

Modern

orchestral
Downland Suite - Minuet
Ireland
Tuba Concerto - Prelude: Allegro Moderato
Vaughan Williams
piano
Preludes - La fille aux cheveux de lin
Debussy
3 Gymnopedies - Lent et grave
Satie
vocal
Carmina Burana - Fortuna Imperatrix mundi: O fortuna
Orff
Carmina Burana - Cour d'amours: In trutina
Orff

Opera

Baroque overture Baroque duet
Dido and Aeneas - Overture
Purcell
Giulio Cesare - Ritorni omai nel nostro core
Mozart
Baroque aria
Rinaldo - Lascia Ch'io pianga
Handel
Xerxes - Ombra mai fu
Mozart
Classical overture Classical duet
Don Giovanni - Overture
Mozart
Marriage of Figaro - Che soave zeffiretto (Sull'aria)
Mozart
Classical aria
Orfeo ed Eurydice - Gli sguardi trattieni
Gluck
Marriage of Figaro - Non più andrai
Mozart
Romantic overture Romantic duet
Barber of Seville - Overture
Rossini
La traviata - Libiamo, ne' lieti calici
Verdi
Romantic aria
Carmen - Votre toast
Bizet
L'elisir d'amore - Quanto è bella
Donizetti