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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

J. Strauss: Winterlust op. 121, Sinfo (Part.)
Josef Strauss

Winterlust op. 121

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 677770

18.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
A. Schnittke: Polka, VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Alfred Schnittke

Polka

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 482911

9.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
J. Strauss: Winterlust op. 121, Sinfo (HARM)
Josef Strauss

Winterlust op. 121

Polka
Neuausgabe nach dem Autograph
Kompletter Satz Bläser- und Schlagzeugstimmen

for: Symphonic orchestra

Harmony parts (complete winds)

Item no.: 677771

15.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
G. Winkler: Schützenliesel-Polka, Akk;Gs (EA)
Gerhard Winkler

Schützenliesel-Polka

for: Accordion; voice ad lib.

Single edition

Item no.: 102009

4.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
F. Liszt: Fünf Mephisto-Walzer / Mephisto-Polka, Klav
Franz Liszt

Five Mephisto Waltzes / Mephisto-Polka

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 256606

31.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
J. Strauss (Sohn): Tritsch Tratsch Polk, 2PiccKlav (KlaPa+St
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 214

pour 2 flutes piccolos et piano
Collection Jean-Louis Beaumadier

for: 2 piccolos, piano

Piano score, Solo parts

Item no.: 605115

14.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
S. Rachmaninow: Italienische Polka, Klav4m (Sppa)
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Italian Polka

Belwin Classic Library

for: Piano 4 hands

Ensemble score

Item no.: 403821

8.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
Kovács, Béla: Hello from Graz, 2KlarKlav
Kovács, Béla

Hello from Graz

for: 2 clarinets, piano

Klavierpartitur, 2 Solostimmen

Item no.: 443707

24.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
S. Rundel: Böhmischer Traum, SteirH (Griffs)

Klangbeispiel (Stimmung: B-Es-As-Des)

Siegfried Rundel

Böhmischer Traum

for: Diatonic accordion

Music book (tablature), online audio (app)

Item no.: 586865

14.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
J. Strauss: Pizzicato-Polka, Stro (Part)
Josef Strauss, Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Pizzicato-Polka

for: String orchestra

Score

Item no.: 218197

10.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
F. Gressenberger: Rosi Polka, Akk
Florian Gressenberger

Rosi Polka

for: Accordion

Music score

Item no.: 770575

6.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
H. Klausner: Zillertaler Polkas, Akk (+CD)

Loisal Polka (Demo)

Hubert Klausner

Zillertaler Polkas

for: Accordion

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 373110

24.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
Das Meisterbuch 1, Klav

Das Meisterbuch 1

for: Piano

Music score (anthology)

Item no.: 379456

36.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
K. Vacek: Mladost Radost, 7Blech (Stsatz)
Karel Vacek

Mladost Radost

for: 7 brass winds

Set of parts

Item no.: 817679

18.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
F. Watz: Heidrun Polka

Audio

Franz Watz

Heidrun Polka

for: Small wind band

Item no.: 190665

33.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
C.M. Ziehrer: Das liegt bei uns im Blut! op. 374, Klav
Carl Michael Ziehrer, Ziehrer Carl Michael

Das liegt bei uns im Blut! op. 374

for: Piano

Item no.: 307231

8.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
J. Strauß (Sohn): Leichtes Blut op. 319, Sinfo (Stsatz)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Leichtes Blut op. 319

for: Symphonic orchestra

Set of parts

Item no.: 217026

57.65  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
J. Strauß (Sohn): Tritsch-Tratsch op. 214, Sinfo (Stsatz)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch op. 214

for: Symphonic orchestra

Set of parts

Item no.: 183669

57.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
Alpenoberkrainer: Guten Morgen, Akk
Alpenoberkrainer

Guten Morgen

for: Accordion

Music score

Item no.: 179091

6.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
Unter Der Bavaria - Blm

Unter Der Bavaria - Blm

for: Flute

Item no.: 549242

19.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
A. Pryor: Fantastic Polka, PosKlav (+CD)

Allegro vivace

Arthur Pryor

Fantastic Polka

for: Trombone, piano

Piano score, solo part, playback-CD

Item no.: 185983

23.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
(Traditional): Zigeunerpolka, Vm (Dir+St)
(Traditional)

Zigeunerpolka

Volksweise
Aufg'spielt zum Volkstanz 5

for: Folk music band

Conductors part (C), Parts

Item no.: 577630

8.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
L. Kube_: Südböhmische Polka, Blech6Schl (Pa+St)

Südböhmische Polka

Ladislav Kubeš

Südböhmische Polka

6er Blech PLUS

for: Brass ensemble (6 voices), percussion

Score, Parts

Item no.: 949041

23.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
J. Strauß (Sohn): Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka für ein Melod, FlGit
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka für ein Melodieinstrument und Gitarre

for: Flute, guitar

Item no.: 130473

10.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
N. Gälle: Böhmischer Traum, Blaso (Pa+St)

Audio

Norbert Gälle

Böhmischer Traum

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 364735

46.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
DL: J. Strauß (Sohn): Tritsch-Tratsch P, 8BläserSchl (Pa+St)
Download item
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

for: 2 clarinets (B-flat), 2 trumpets (B-flat), 2 horns (F), 2 trombones, percussion

Score, parts (pdf download)

Item no.: 1592

8.50  €incl. VAT
Download product – instantly available.
R. Krentzlin: Klingende Melodien 2, Klav
Richard Krentzlin

Klingende Melodien 2

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 288332

18.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
S. Rachmaninow: Polka Italienne, Klav4m (Sppa)
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Polka Italienne

for: Piano 4 hands

Ensemble score

Item no.: 170817

14.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
S. Rachmaninow: Polka italiènne, VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Polka italiènne

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 224676

10.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
E. Strauss: Bahn frei! op. 45, Sinfo (Pa)
Eduard Strauss

Bahn frei! op. 45

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score (with critical report)

Item no.: 688713

21.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Special manufacture. Delivery time: 3–4 weeks
J. Valta: Clarinet Polka, KlarKlv

Clarinet Polka

Jan Valta

Clarinet Polka

for: Clarinet, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 1299126

5.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
W. Griesinger: Steirische Polka, 2Akk
Willi Griesinger

Steirische Polka

for: 2 accordions (duet)

Music score

Item no.: 181173

7.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
J. Strauß (Sohn): Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 2, Sinfo (Part.)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 214

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 183668

29.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
G. Lohmann: Bayrische Polka, PosKlav (KlavpaSt)
Georg Lohmann

Bayrische Polka

for: Trombone, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 662484

17.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
L. Slak: Das Beste von Lojze Slak, SteirH (Griffs+CD)

Bald seh ich meine Heimat

Lojze Slak

Das Beste von Lojze Slak

for: Diatonic accordion

Music book (notes and tablature), CD

Item no.: 697134

27.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
N. Loris: Hochzeitskutschen-Polka, Blaso (Pa+St)
Nick Loris

Hochzeitskutschen-Polka

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1566676

59.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
S. Avsenik: Die besten 101 von Slavko Avsenik, Akk
Slavko Avsenik

Die besten 101 von Slavko Avsenik

for: Accordion

Music score

Item no.: 456928

27.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
Unter Der Bavaria - Blm

Unter Der Bavaria - Blm

for: Percussion

Item no.: 549264

19.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
A. Parlow: Amboss Polka, AkkOrch (Part.)

Amboss Polka

for: Accordion orchestra

Score

Item no.: 220585

10.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
J. Strauss (Sohn): Tritsch Tratsch Polka Op 214
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka

for: Accordion orchestra

Score

Item no.: 261776

10.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
J. Strauß (Sohn): Banditen Galopp op. 378/RV 378, Sinfo (Pa)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Banditen Galopp op. 378/RV 378

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score (with critical report)

Item no.: 688932

21.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Special manufacture. Delivery time: 3–4 weeks
J. Strauß (Sohn): Auf der Jagd op. 373, Sinfo (Part)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Auf der Jagd op. 373

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 275244

27.85  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
DL: F. Tárrega: Rosita, Git
Download item
Francisco Tárrega

Rosita

for: Guitar

Sheet music

Item no.: 3237

1.50  €incl. VAT
Download product – instantly available.
J. Strauß (Sohn): Tritsch Tratsch Polka Op 21, Klav6m (Sppa)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Tritsch Tratsch Polka Op 214

for: Piano 6 hands

Ensemble score

Item no.: 137998

16.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
J. Strauß (Sohn): Studenten Polka op. 263/ RV 26, Sinfo (Pa)
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Studenten Polka op. 263/ RV 263AB/C

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score (with critical report)

Item no.: 690589

21.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
M. Scharnagl: Von Freund zu Freund, Blaso (PaDiSt)

Von Freund zu Freund

Martin Scharnagl

Von Freund zu Freund

Polka

for: Concert band

Score, Conductors part (C), Parts

Item no.: 657244

65.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
S. Rachmaninow: Italian Polka, 2KlarKlav (KlavpaSt)
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Italian Polka

for two Clarinets in Bb and Piano

for: 2 clarinets, piano

Piano score, parts

Item no.: 685019

19.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
DL: J. Strauß (Sohn): Neue Pizzicato-Polk, 5Str/Stro (Pa+St)
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Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Neue Pizzicato-Polka

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

Score, parts (pdf download)

Item no.: 1593

6.50  €incl. VAT
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