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Suggested Production Type: Historical: Older History / Ancient

Found 1205 tracks

Maurice Ravel - Bolero: I. Tempo di Bolero. Moderato assai. Arranged and recorded with real live orchestra, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Note! Since this work was first published after 1922 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this composition is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada, the EU, and in all countries where the copyright term is life + 70 years or less. To use this work in USA, you may need additional licensing. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency.] [Tempo: Medium]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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

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]

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

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

Traditional baroque music with chamber strings and recorder, fully arranged. All instruments are played by real musicians. Uplifting, baroque sounding mood. [Tempo: Medium / 100 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]

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]

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]

Händel's Sarabande, arranged for string section and harpsichord. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

This is a piece of middle eastern music using super sized and deep middle eastern flutes and pipes. This is combined with percussion and hand drums to create the perfect mysterious and mystical environment for an underscored scene in a middle eastern country - or in India. [Tempo: Slow / 84 BPM]

“Pachelbel's Canon” is the most famous piece of music by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel and needless to say it is probably one of the most popular classical pieces ever. Pachelbel's Canon is often played at weddings. This particular recording arranged by Yuri Sazonoff and recorded by live strings quartet in pristine hi resolution at 24 bit. Suitable for European travel video, documentary, wedding video and just as strings quartet background music. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Den die Hirten lobten sehe - Weihnachtstraditional. (English: He whom the shepherds praised - Christmas traditional) [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

A romantic Celtic sounding ballad inspired by Howard Shore's score for Lord Of The Rings and James Horner's the music from Titanic. It features strings, tin whistle, Irish low whistle, Celtic harp, carillon and Glockenspiel, uilleann pipes and glorious choir. It is innocent, magical and warm, and retreats into a slow and sorrowful ending. It would work nicely in family drama, film and video needing disney like touch, cartoon and animation, and joyful Christmas and holiday projects. [Tempo: Slow / 127 BPM]

A somewhat celtic sounding folk dance tune. Reminescent of medieval ages / middle ages, perhaps a gathering at the local inn, or just the musical backdrop to a historical / fantasy world. Think "Ye Olde Barrel", old England, Ireland or Scotland. Could also be a Pirates' drinking song. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 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]

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

Traditional baroque music with chamber strings and recorder, fully arranged. Festive and baroque sounding mood, middle to higher energy level. All instruments are played by real musicians. [Tempo: Medium / 127 BPM]

A festive and regal rendition of this piece of classical / royalty music by Henry Purcell. Very true to the original arrangement, led by two trumpets. Celebratory, royal / regal and today often used in various ceremonies including, but not limited to, weddings. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

Acoustic guitar / Flamenco guitar with historical instruments. Mellow and melancholic. History, Culture. Spanish / Catalan influence. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 75 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]

A live performed recording of this traditional Celtic / Irish folk tune. This is a two-part performance, first up is the "Kesh" jig, seamlessly followed by "Smash the Windows". [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 121 BPM]

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]

O Danny Boy, also known as the Londonderry Air - a traditional Irish / Celtic folk song, performed by a 100% live recorded string quintet. No samples, no computers. [Tempo: Slow]

Prince of Denmark's March, alternative title Trumpet Voluntary, by Jeremiah Clarke. A regal, celebratory, church organ version of the classical piece by Jeremiah Clarke. Originally arranged for trumpet, this piece also works well on church organ / pipe organ and is often used in this type of arrangement in christian ceremonies including, but not limited to, weddings. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus. [Tempo: Medium / 56 BPM]

A short classical piece in the style of Bach. Very minimalist in nature. This track feels moody, somber, dark and haunting, and will fit many types of media. Emotional music that reaches into the unknown. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A beautiful, celtic / medieval sounding arrangement of the classic 'Greensleeves' or 'Lady Green Sleeves", featuring Irish flute, piano and subtle orchestral arrangement. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 115 BPM]

A grand, romantic waltz composed by Chopin and performed here on Piano. Great for period dramas and sophisticated and elegant settings. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast]

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

An extension to The Wandering Traveller, this track is a neutral and calm orchestral theme. Settled and thematic, evoking peaceful or pastoral imagery such as the countryside or ruralism. [Tempo: Slow / 118 BPM]

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

J. Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron Overture / The Gypsy Baron overture / Lo zingaro barone Ouverture. Arranged and produced by Roman Seekirchner of Seekirchner GmbH and conducted by Vladimir Kiradjiev. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Melancolic, reflective and calming piano melody. Slightly serious mood. [Tempo: Slow]

Uptempo irish folk. Guitars, bodhran, fiddle, Irish flute. Good for travel / discovery, history, culture and more. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 124 BPM]

George Frideric Händel - Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40: Act I. Largo. 'Ombra mai fu'. Arranged and recorded with real live orchestra, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow]

Romance Anonymous is a traditional classical piece originally composed by an unknown composer for guitar and craftfully arranged and performed by Yuri Sazonoff and his chamber orchestra. 100% live recording, no synths or samples. There are edits with and without woodwinds. (Trad./Arr: Y Sazonoff) [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Dramatic Orchestral composition with a slow buildup, suitable for trailers and film soundtracks. Begins with a somber piano theme, and escalates to the dramatic intense full orchestral part with strings, brass section, timpani, and orchestral snares. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 55 BPM]

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