Historical: Older History / AncientSuggested Production Type

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This is where we put the music that we feel is suitable for historical documentaries and films from any period before the 1920's. Be it the early 20th century America or even older going back to ancient times to explore Egyptian pyramids or South American Mayan culture, I guess you could say that this music would be suitable for use on the History Channel. You'll find a lot of classical music here, as well as folk / ambient and other music genres.

Maurice Ravel - Bolero: I. Tempo di Bolero. Moderato assai. Arranged and recorded with real live orchestra, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

Elegant, rich chamber orchestra in a J.S. Bach style flute solo. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 72 BPM]

J. Strauss Annen Polka / Anna Polka / Polka francaise. Arranged and produced by Roman Seekirchner of Seekirchner GmbH and conducted by Vladimir Kiradjiev. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

Strauss: Gschichten aus dem Wienerwald / Tales from Vienna Woods / Legendes de la foret viennoise / Storielle del bosco viennese [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

The Washington Post in F major, by John P Sousa. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

U.S. Civil War era ballad. Guitars, dulcimer and harmonium. Historical, but can also be used for any contemporary Americana / Folk type project. All authentic, live performed acoustic instruments. The "faster version" is more bouncy, fun, country like, folksy. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium / 75 BPM]

A popular set of lively, spirited and vivacious polkas from 19th Century Ireland - heard in many Irish traditional music pub sessions - performed by whistle, guitar and fiddle. Egan's Polka leads into Maurice Manley's Polka at 0:49 - both are upbeat, driving and merry. 100% live performance. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 155 BPM]

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Strauss: Unter Donner und Blitz / Thunder and Lightning / Sous le Tonnere et les Eclairs / Sotto tuoni e lampi. Arranged and produced by Roman Seekirchner of Seekirchner GmbH and conducted by Vladimir Kiradjiev. [Tempo: Fast / 0 BPM]

Strauss: Dorfschwalben aus Osterreich / Village Swallows from Austria / Hirondelles des villages d'Autriche / Rondinelle dAustria [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

J. Strauss - An Der Schonen Blauen Donau / The Blue Danube / Le beau Danube bleu / Sul bel Danubio blu. Arranged and produced by Roman Seekirchner of Seekirchner GmbH and conducted by Vladimir Kiradjiev. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture / "The Bat" overture / La Chauve Souris / Il Pipistrello. Arranged and produced by Roman Seekirchner of Seekirchner GmbH and conducted by Vladimir Kiradjiev. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 100 BPM]

1812 Overture in Eb Major, Op. 49, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

Melancholic, dark, semi-orchestral Latin feel. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 52 BPM]

A heroic, epic and triumphant music track made with epic symphonic orchestra. The overall vibe is towards medieval fantasy. Triumph / Regal / March Music. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

A short koto piece that captures the essence of Japanese musical improvisation. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 0 BPM]

A polish renaissance music dance, danced at the court of 16th century Krakow. Performed live in studio by the Fleurdelis ensemble of soprano recorder, flute, authentic drums of the time, Irish Bouzouki and Rabab Kashgar (a long-necked Lute). [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 95 BPM]

Driving percussion and ancient Greek strings combine into a pulsing, fast-paced dance or action sequence. Minor modal scales allude to something dark or ominous. (Stem files available.) [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 126 BPM]

A pretty scottish air on solo fiddle. Very authentic Scottish sound. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Historically accurate, light and flavorful Medieval music, Middle Ages music, Irish / Celtic folk music style, to take you back in time featuring live frame drums, classical guitar and baglama. [Tempo: Medium / 214 BPM]

(Maurice Ravel) Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Valse in G Major, M.61, I. Modéré, très franc. Performed and recorded by Abigail Mettry exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

Beethoven's 5th Symphony, 1st movement. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

Fanfare like orchestral march. Glory and grandeur. Royal / Regal feel. [Tempo: Medium / 83 BPM]

Retro-styled piano track with wistful melody and historical feel. Sentimental and nostalgic. Also available with subtle vinyl crackle to add a certain old feeling to the song. Good for history, documentary, reminescence. [Tempo: Medium / 70 BPM]

An original composition stylized as a medieval folk dance. Lively and authentic historical music. Performed live in studio by Fleurdelis, featuring Lyre, traditional percussion, Bagpipes and Renaissance Recorder. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 105 BPM]

En Avant Blonde is a traditional French song, arranged for us in a typical sound of France, rich and layered with accordeons, bells and percussion. It has a sense of Festival / Carnival life, celebration or event, historical town life. The arrangement and sound is of slightly "grotesque" style and will go well in a historical setting. [Tempo: Medium / 140 BPM]

Featuring a noble horn theme, this orchestral track could convey the feeling of flying or of visiting a dramatically situated location. The mood is hopeful but bittersweet. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 105 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
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A set of old double traditional Irish double jigs performed mainly by box, guitar and bodhran, with fiddle playing less of a role. Cliffs of Moher begins at 01:05 as the guitar enters. This track has two titles because this is traditionally how many Irish pub tunes are performed, as a double set of short tunes, the first leading directly into the second. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 119 BPM]

A sad and reflective traditional Irish air played on the fiddle and accompanied by nylon guitar. Contemplative, pensive and thoughtful, this air is beautiful, stirring and incredibly sad also. From around 18th century Ireland - a truely genuine Irish air. 100% live performance. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 0 BPM]

A slow and beautiful Folk song about a child's journey through life. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 90 BPM]

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Chopin Prelude No 4 E Minor (arr D Lukyanov), solo piano music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Ravel's Bolero (Excerpt) - Arranged and recorded by Bryan Chi. A simple melody accompanied by a light tapping snare drums. More instruments join as the pieces moves forward. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

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Big, epic and aggressive music track made with epic orchestra, epic drums and powerful choir. Trailer structure, two parts with big hit at the end. Dramatic / Orchestral / Apocalypse Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 150 BPM]

Blues piano track, very sensual and hopeful with slow tempo and intimate atmosphere. Soft, sweet, warm music. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Drums only, marching snares / military snares / [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 100 BPM]

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Semi-orchestral, epic theme with a Celtic or Medieval melody. Harpsichord, flutes, hand drum and entire orchestra on the crescendo. [Tempo: Medium / 119 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
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A contemporary arrangement of well known piece "Bandinerie" by Bach. Classical/Contemporary. Bright, Exciting, Emotional. Flute, Electronic. [Tempo: Fast / 115 BPM]

Slightly dramatic piano track with optimistic parts and changes in tempo. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
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A 15th century music dance that originated in France, and went on to be used in popular culture and danced at courts all over medieval and Renaissance Europe. Performed live in a studio by the Fleurdelis ensemble featuring real live instruments modeled on the actual instruments of the Medieval and Renaissance music times, including hand percussion, Renaissance Recorder, Hurdy Gurdy and Bouzouki. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 199 BPM]

An original composition stylized as a medieval battle song. Performed live in a studio by the Fleurdelis ensemble featuring authentic, live performed instruments modeled on the instruments of medieval music times: Bouzouki, Rabab Kashgar (A long-necked Lute instrument) and percussion. [Tempo: Fast / 130 BPM]

Set of 2 Stems (02:34)
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A powerful Folk song that deals with a significant historical figure. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

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Neo classical piano with subtle pads; somewhat sad / final. [Tempo: Slow / 63 BPM]

Calm, mellow, soft, relaxing, tranquil and spacious track with an unusual sounding, clean guitar playing a simple haunting, slightly melancholic melody. Like a cross between a harmonica & a soft accordion. Atmospheric, peaceful, dreamy, moody & hypnotic. Would suit dramatic / cinematic / romantic / nostalgic projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 0 BPM]

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Inspired by the Salburun Eagle Hunting Festival of Kyrgyzstan, this music track begins solemnly but has a lively mid section that feel like a true celebration of the festival and all that surrounds it. Oriental / World / Travel Music. [Tempo: Slow, Fast / 96 BPM]

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Moritz Moszkowski Etude No. 6 in F Major, Op. 72, Presto. Performed and recorded by Abigail Mettry exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Fast / 0 BPM]

A very famous and well known production track for commercials, beautifully produced to add excitement to any presentation, commercial, or trailer. Funny and sneaky beginning accelerates and builds to a thrilling climax! Full orchestra on this versatile track suited for a wide range of uses. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Very slow, Fast, Very fast / 0 BPM]

A traditional Irish song, translated as "The Brink of the White Rocks". Performed by tin whistle with guitar accompaniment, this is a mournful and sad tune which takes you back to old Ireland in the 18th Century. Beautiful and melancholy, yet has a slight edge of hope. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Featuring orchestra, gritty guitar and drums, this cinematic Western-styled piece could be a character study for a Western hero or antihero. Dramatic and epic, this piece could be useful in scenes depicting the conceiving of or execution of a plan (e.g. bank robbery, capturing an outlaw) or for the archetypical ride into the sunset. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 92 BPM]

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