Welcome to the home of the finest music for dance and ballet. From classic ballet scores to exciting contemporary repertoire, an unrivalled variety of music is waiting to be discovered.
Advice and Resources
Boosey & Hawkes offers a free advisory service for choreographers searching for music for their next dance project. This includes individual expert advice, a selection of sampler CDs featuring music from the entire 20th century, as well as a dance listing, including choreographic histories, scorings and durations. For further information and to receive a free sampler CD please complete our request form.

Rosas in Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's Rain (music by Steve Reich). Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

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Dance Repertoire

Listen to soundclips and explore music suitable for dance. Our collection contains over 1700 audio clips across the full range of our catalogue.   speaker

Download our dance brochure (pdf format) for information on Boosey & Hawkes dance repertoire.
The Boosey & Hawkes catalogue has attracted many of the leading figures from the world of dance including Diaghilev, Fokine, Balanchine, Martha Graham, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, through to living choreographers such as Pina Bausch, Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Peter Martins, Mark Morris, John Neumeier, Christopher Wheeldon, John Inger, Nacho Duato and Angelin Preljocaj.

Explore our classic ballet repertoire including Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, Apollo, Agon, Appalachian Spring and Romeo and Juliet.

Discover our contemporary composers who are highly popular in the dance world including Steve Reich, John Adams, Michael Torke, Louis Andriessen, Henryk Gorecki, Orlando Gough, Karl Jenkins, James MacMillan and Elena Kats-Chernin.

Christopher Wheeldon's Tryst (music by James MacMillan). Photo: Bill Cooper