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.

Lovely elegant string quartet in a Classical setting. [Tempo: Medium / 132 BPM]

Traditional Polish Folk song performed with female vocals, violins, accordion and frame drum. Available as a vocal version, and an instrumental versions with accordion lead, or violin lead. Instrumental versions can refer to Czech and Slovakia as well. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 167 BPM]

Andante con moto - from Beethoven symphony no. 5 in C-minor. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Fun, upbeat Gypsy Jazz meets Russian folk. Balalaika and Clarinet backed by acoustic guitars, upright bass and drums perfect for travel and cultural documentaries, comedy soundtracks, celebrations, weddings and Tetris style video game music. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 250 BPM]

A foreboding, dark opening with strings builds into an ethereal sparkling emotionally driven anthem with power, drama, and a feeling of overcoming adversity. [Tempo: Slow / 78 BPM]

Johann Sebastian Bach: Notebooks for Anna Magdalena Bach, Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh.119. Classical music performed live in studio, exclusively for Lynne Publishing, by concert pianist Želimir Panić. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Chopin Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2, Andante. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by Abigail Mettry. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

A suspenseful and stirring chamber music track starting with piano, and evolving into very cinematic, trailer track without percussion and brasses, making it slightly softer and cleaner trailer type of music. A sense of movement, activity, something building up, nearing, increasing. [The 'Radio Edit' version has been edited to reduce the 'intensity' of the most dramatic/climax part of the track. This could make it less suitable for drama, advertising etc. where you need a build-up to a climax, but more even-going, more suitable for just listening.] [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 190 BPM]

J'ai vu le loup ("I saw the wolf") is a French folk song, and also a comptine or children's song. The song is thought to have medieval origins. Our arrangement has a traditional French sound with accordeons and medieval sounding flutes and drums. [Tempo: Medium / 85 BPM]

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  • $31.35

A short piano piece with a sense of achievement, dignity, and occasion. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

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  • $34.95

Symphony Adagio by Gustav Mahler, the full 27 minutes 3 seconds. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Johann Sebastian Bach: Polonaise in F major, BWV Anh.117a. Classical music performed live in studio, exclusively for Lynne Publishing, by concert pianist Želimir Panić. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Accordeons a'plenty and hummable melodies with a traditional French waltz rhythm. [Tempo: Medium / 160 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
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  • $43.30

An emotional, epic, expressive, dramatic and cinematic music track made with chamber strings, epic orchestra and big drums. The track is in trailer structure, divided into three parts: Intro, Main triumph part and Outro. Blockbuster / Victory / Amazement Music. [Tempo: Medium / 110 BPM]

Fast, raw, old time rag. Muted trumpet over guitar, piano and drums. Cheeky and fun. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 85 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
  • $16.95
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  • $47.95

Spanish / Catalan, Flamenco. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Authentic sounding medieval instruments play a bawdy, brazen celtic dance number for the Tudor court. The track varies in tempo, with some uptempo parts and others slow. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 126 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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  • $47.95

A grand and cinematic orchestral track for discovery, wonder, amazement and epic journeys. Amazing vistas, awe-inspiring beauty, new worlds and planets, this piece is excellent for adventure, fantasy film, space travel, majestic landscapes, magical scenes and wondrous discoveries. [Tempo: Medium / 115 BPM]

Set of 4 music loops
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  • $50.95

Dramatic music building up with strings, piano and drums in a majestic and emotional mood. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 63 BPM]

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  • $38.55

“The Air on the G String” is a famous piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. This particular recording arranged by Yuri Sazonoff and recorded by live strings quartet in hi resolution 24 bit. Suitable for European travel video, documentary, wedding video and just as strings quartet background music. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 0 BPM]

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  • $48.95

Cécile Chaminade: Lolita- Caprice Espanol in D-flat Major, Op. 54: Allegro Vivo. Performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing by Abigail Mettry. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

(Please note that Gershwin's compositions are public domain in the EU, but not in the USA. To use this music from within the USA, you need additional licensing from the rights holders. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency). [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 126 BPM]

An epic and moving piece of orchestral music. The perfect soundtrack for an awe-inspiring fantasy or adventure film. Scenes of sailing the vast oceans, an adventurous and heroic journey of discovery and exploration across land and sea. [Tempo: Medium / 90 BPM]

Set of 2 music loops
  • $16.95
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  • $59.95

Calm, soothing, beautiful solo piano performance by Dmitriy Lukyanov. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 114 BPM]

A nostalgic piano track with a touching melody and chord progression. A simple piano-only arrangement. For scenes of nature, love or heartbreak, memory of a loved one, reflection etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 94 BPM]

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  • $39.40

Impressionistic solo piano piece; neo classical. Busy, hurried, chased. For films / cultural / special interest. Also good for historical / retro project; can be silent movie soundtrack. [Tempo: Fast / 0 BPM]

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  • $32.95

Vintage jazz / Acoustic jazz in the style of D'jango etc. Historical / 1910-1950, with a happy, playful mood. Acoustic guitars, upright bass, violin/fiddle, subtle jazz drums. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 110 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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  • $43.95

Soft, romantic piano melody, partly melancholic. Emotion. Change in tempo. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
  • $19.95
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  • $43.30

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Händel's "Solomon" works. Performed live by a classical chamber string quartet, with harpsichord. Arranged and recorded by the Allegro String Ensemble exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. Live performance. No computers, no samples. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

A very old Irish folk piece composed originally by Turlough O'Carolan between 1670-1738. This is a sad and longing piece played by fiddle, with guitar accompaniment and later joined by Irish flute. Sombre and slightly mournful, this melancholy piece is beautiful. [Tempo: Slow / 86 BPM]

Chamber orchestra piece for strings. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 132 BPM]

Smetana Vltava (The Moldau) JB 1.112/2 in E minor (Excerpt). Arranged and recorded by Bryan Chi. Starts with winds solo, the beautiful, lyrical theme starts at 1:08, played by the violins. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 0 BPM]

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  • $38.95

Semi-orchestral track with a busy sense of movement, like a train on the tracks. Also good as underscore for a news broadcast. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 80 BPM]

A set of Irish jigs on solo fiddle. Lively and authentic. 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 / 180 BPM]

Dance of the Mirlitons from the Nutcracker Suite by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

This is a cinematic composition with an Eastern European motif. Dark piano accompaniment with Duduk melodies. Great for films and videos with an eastern vibe. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

Pushing through on an adventure filled with dangers and threats. Courage and bravery send bring hope to the listener. [Tempo: Slow / 120 BPM]

A tender, warm and touching arrangement of this traditional hymn, performed on acoustic guitar, piano, Celtic flute and other instruments. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 114 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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A percussion-only Battle- or Fight track. Urgent drumming on Taiko and other Eastern / Japanese / Tibetan percussion gives the track a Historical feel; perhaps ancient Japan / Oriental / Far East, or Fantasy worlds. Martial Arts, hand to hand combat, fighting and brawling, chase or wild escape. Available in three different tempo options. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 150 BPM]

Colorful classical mid-tempo string arrangement, with a nostalgic, romantic, and passionate feel to it. It brings to mind classical nineteenth-century music. Suitable for period pieces, and also for productions that require a refined, stylish backdrop. Great for commercials, movies and TV shows. [Tempo: Medium / 104 BPM]

A set of Irish jigs on solo fiddle. Lively and authentic. 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 / 120 BPM]

This emotive, delta blues-based music track is excellent for conveying rural authenticity and a sense of spirituality. The arrangement is steady, sparse and raw, featuring finger-style and slide acoustic guitars. Superb for dramas, nature and rural themes, and period pieces. Deep / Delta Blues / Spiritual Music. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 72 BPM]

A patriotic and nationalist cue for strings, woodwinds and snare drum that continues to grow as more instruments enter throughout until the end. Perfect for evoking a feeling of nationlism, being proud of your country, military strength, hope and freedom. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 95 BPM]

A unique and charming arrangement of a traditional French folk song. Combining classic French sounds and instruments with more contemporary pop influences, this is a fusion of sounds and styles with a sincere / heartwarming feel. Available with or without the whistling. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 70 BPM]

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  • $38.55

Saint-Saens - The Swan (Le Cygne) in G Major from the Carnival of the Animals. Arranged for string quintet. 100% live string quintet performance - no computers, no samples. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Mozart Piano Sonata in C Major (K545), Movement 1. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

A set of Irish jigs on solo fiddle. Lively and authentic. 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 / 200 BPM]

A 19th century Irish folk song arranged with a folk tune and featuring guitar and fiddle. Authentic and historic. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

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