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Suggested Production Type: Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's

Found 702 tracks

Ragtime piano, 1900's era. Historical, happy, bouncy, also good for childrens music. [Tempo: Medium / 153 BPM]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento in D major, K.136_125a II. Andante. Arranged for string quintet. 100% live string quintet performance - no computers, no samples. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow]

Classic, old style jazz combo. Piano, Upright bass, brush drums. Nice and easy going, relaxing, classic jazz. Vibraphone and strings enter later. Classy, timeless. [Tempo: Medium / 105 BPM]

Fun and cheeky jazz swing track, performed entirely on acoustic guitars with subtle brush drums. Feelgood, upbeat, retro and chiq! Elements of ragtime, charleston, happy 1920's - 1940's swing jazz. [Tempo: Fast / 108 BPM]

Traditional tango with accordeon. Staccato, mid-tempo, classic European style. Good for travel and holidays, historical, cultural programming and commercials. [Tempo: Fast / 130 BPM]

A toe-tapping, swinging Jazz Trio track. Upbeat piano, drums and bass, in a traditional jazz style. A little bit playful. Performed and recorded live in studio. [Tempo: Fast / 218 BPM]

Benny Goodman meets Django Reinhardt , Swingin' Jazz that is uptempo, Happy and Upbeat! A Retro, Cool, Hip, Fun, Stylish and Groovy swing tune that is fun, funny and ideal for advertising entertainment where the folks can dance the jitterbug! This tune has real jazz cats swingin their butts off. Great real live drumming by one of the best players on the planet! [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 230 BPM]

A fresh comedy swing track for silly and quirky media projects like commercials, tv shows, cartoons, jokes and more. The track features a walking bass line, a cool groove on drums, hand claps, and a wacky jazz guitar lead! Horns help ad entertainment and silliness to the tune. There are versions without the melody so check those out too. [Tempo: Fast / 216 BPM]

Solo piano. Evocative, inspired by windswept moors, or the spray of a wild sea shore. [Tempo: Medium / 87 BPM]

Nice and romantic waltz in Parisian style. Well suited for romantic movie projects, video background about visiting France and Paris. Up medium tempo, ac. guitars, musetta, strings, piano, brush drums Friendly, positive, romantic, love, streets of Paris, cafe [Tempo: Medium / 200 BPM]

Soulful, raw and catchy, this bluesy guitar-based track is great for creating feelings of home, rural locales and sentiment. The acoustic guitar is supported melodically by overdriven electric guitar and “wah” sounding vocals (Also available without the vocals). Claps and drums give this track a great and simple groove. Perfect for dramas, comedies, travel and cooking shows. [Tempo: Slow / 85 BPM]

Brass plays a melody full of hope and heroism, accompanied by orchestra and percussion. Perhaps an epic journey has begun, and optimism abounds. [Tempo: Slow / 144 BPM]

Contemplative, pensive ambient texture, with sad violin. Touching / Eerie / Unsettling. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A wistful, lamenting country / blues / bluegrass track. Fully acoustic, featuring acoustic guitars, fiddle and upright bass. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 48 BPM]

An orchestral track of amazement, wonderment and grandeur, with a dark side. Mysterious and pompous. Discovery, adventure, daring, wonderment. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

Nice and gentle romantic Nocturne that was written in the best traditions of piano music of XIX century. Will work well for any romantic projects, love affair, movie, documentary. Solo piano. Easy listening, dreamy, light. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Mendelssohn "Song Without Words" Opus 19 No. 1. Elliot Simon’s arrangement of Mendelssohn’s piano opus gives the piece a beautifully distant and haunting quality. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Upbeat and happening, easy going jazz trio. Piano, upright bass and subtle jazz drums. Joyful, toe-tapping and slightly playful. [Tempo: Fast / 115 BPM]

A sparse, simple and melancholic piano piece. Recorded live on an old, upright piano with a nostalgic sound. Good for Film / Drama and more. Introspective / Reflective / Dreamy. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 45 BPM]

Lively and upbeat, this accordion based Cajun track is catchy, playful and tight. The festive accordion is supported by tuba, acoustic guitar, and drums. This track is great for travel, cooking and web programming and excellent for comedy. Bayou / Accordion / Party. [Tempo: Fast / 126 BPM]

A Jazz ballad influenced by Miles Davis. Tender, hearfelt and romantic moments contrast against a slightly more tense, uncertain and melancholy theme in the B section. Performed by a quartet of trumpet, piano, bass and drums with a lyrical, subtle and relaxing mood throughtout. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 60 BPM]

Melodic and inspiring solo piano. Great for children, nature, history, painting, special days, kindness, tenderness and much more. Would also work in twisted contrast with Hannibal Lecter type characters and also gifted genious type scenes. [Tempo: Medium / 72 BPM]

A nice, easy-going but playful, jazz track featuring piano, drums, upright/acoustic bass and occasional saxophone. Feelgood, easy-going, light hearted jazz. Classy and sassy. [Tempo: Medium / 80 BPM]

A solo piano piece with some reminiscences of impressionist music period [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 50 BPM]

Uptempo, playful jazz trio. Nice jazz mood for lounge, city life, bustling night, happening people and everything that's cool. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 95 BPM]

Dramatic, dark and pounding orchestral style music, suitable for a battle scene or a dramatic trailer. [Tempo: Medium / 80 BPM]

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'Z noveho sveta, From the New World' in E minor, Op. 95: 4. Allegro con fuoco. Recorded by D Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast]

Robert Schumann, Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26, IV. Intermezzo in E-flat minor. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Quirky and hypnotic retro classical piece, with a heavy influence from Italian traditional music and Baltic/Gypsy music as well. With a somewhat funny and unusual mystery aura, investigative and foggy. A repetitive cello pizzicato progression is surrounded by a series of dreamy chromatic melodies on mandolin, clarinet, flute, celesta, glockenspiel, basson, harmonium and violin. This piece could easily fit a Frederico Fellini's surreal scene. [Tempo: Medium / 99 BPM]

Peaceful, melodic and beautiful cinematic music track featuring piano, clarinet, orchestral strings, glockenspiel, soft brush drums and upright double bass. Organic and natural sounding. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 105 BPM]

This loose and upbeat Zydeco-inspired track has the feel of an impromptu, improvised jam and conveys a welcoming, friendly spirit. The accordion plays rhythmically against the acoustic guitar, bass and claps – with some vocals effects in the background. Excellent for comedy, cooking and travel shows. Rural / Loose / Zydeco. [Tempo: Medium / 88 BPM]

This track is recorded with a real live orchestra. Sweeping, exciting and uplifting with big culmination, suggestive of eternal love new beginnings, life success and achievement, or other celebratory moment of glory and accomplishment. Good for epic and love stories, sweeping landscapes or passages of time. Suitable for movie soundtrack, historic documentary, movie trailer and more. Exceptional value real orchestra and piano recording. Multiple edits of various moods and length are available for your convenience. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A soaring, touching and emotional orchestral / film score type track. Full orchestra, growing to a crescendo / climax at 1 minute. Heartening, touching, emotional. Good for drama, personal stories, history and culture, and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 55 BPM]

Fun, moderately upbeat, country / americana hoedown. Acoustic guitars, acoustic bass, drums and country fiddle, with slide guitar / steel guitar joining in later. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 105 BPM]

After World War II, Paris is a jazz town, with U.S. influences but also with something French. This wonderful original composition captures the chic, style and fashion of post-war Paris. Available in a Vocal version and an Instrumental version, this has a wonderfully retro feel, but with a fresh, modern sound too. Great for historical and fun productions. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

A very slow solo piano track, played live on an old upright piano with a nostalgic, aged sound. Melancholic but comforting, easy and relaxed. Introspective / Reflective / Dreamy.

[Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 54 BPM]

Jazz trio (guitar, acoustic bass, drums) and male vocals really swing in this fun up-tempo number. Humorous and poignant lyrics about an overbearing boss. Dynamic guitar work in the style of Barney Kessel, Jimmy Bruno. Track has a feel of being recorded live in the studio. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 83 BPM]

This sweet and warm ballad recorded live with grand piano, acoustic guitars, violin and cello with pad added. Nice, sentimental song with feel of intimacy and hope. Various versions available to create complete soundtrack out of this composition. Good for romantic movies, wedding videos, travel television and other projects. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

Gentle rag featuring acoustic guitar and dobro. A version without the dobro is also available. Nice country / bluegrass / folk / americana track. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 81 BPM]

Uplifting, fun and bright, this is a Hot Club of France style acoustic jazz guitar piece. Saucy and swingin'! [Tempo: Fast / 115 BPM]

This slow cyclical waltz speaks of tristesse, loss, tenderness and longing. Style similar to Erik Satie. Two melodies gently intertwine and separate to create a story all their own. Ideal for a love story. A hanging or resolved ending are both possible with some easy editing in or out of the last chord. Works with or without dialogue. Good for drama, love story, TV, film, family. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 84 BPM]

A powerful song that deals with a significant story about a sister. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

A country song about a small town diner/restaurant, where the towns folk discuss gossip and politics. Guitar, upright bass, drums, fiddle, national resonator guitar, percussion. [Tempo: Fast / 118 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 / 115 BPM]

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in B minor, H.245, III. Rondo espressivo. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow]

A big band jazz arrangement with lots of energy and a strong theme. Solos on piano and guitar. Cheeky and cheerful with a big sound. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 189 BPM]

A thoughtful and introspective piano track with subtle strings in the background. Somewhat melancholic and fragile. Good for drama, thoughtful and poignant presentations and media.

[Tempo: Slow, Medium / 100 BPM]

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