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

Found 710 tracks

A sweet, innocent and fragile solo piano piece. Suitable for drama, story telling, ballerina, lullaby and more. Comforting, pretty, slight hint of nostalgia or melancholy, but very heartwarming. Touching / Gentle / Delicate. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

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

This track features Piano melody with orchestral symphonic elements in the style of Chopin/Beethoven and the turn of the century mood in the eastern Europe but done in a Tim Burton orchestral fashion ala Danny Elfman. [Tempo: Slow]

Sweet and warm ballad recorded live with piano, guitars, violin and cello. Nice and beautiful sentimental song with a feeling of intimacy and hope. This song brings inspiration and a heartwarming feeling to the listener. Recorded in Hi Definition. Various versions available to create complete soundtrack out of this composition. Good for romantic movies, wedding videos, travel television and New Age projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 52 BPM]

A delicate and somewhat mystical waltz with an Italian or Sicilian flavor. Has a sense of something personal, introspective, touching. Like an unfolding story. Elegant and fragile. Features violin, trumpet and accordion. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

Smooth retro swing number with full 30+ piece big band setting the tone for male crooner vocals. Nostalgic sound that might be heard in the 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s. [Tempo: Medium / 116 BPM]

A sad and romantic solo piano track was written in a classical romantic piano style. Sad and gentle. Nostalgic and tender. Waltz has a three parts. The middle part is a Polonaise. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A dark, weird, ambient underscore that provides light background tension for a sad story. The vibe and feel are disturbing, depressing, and sad. The music will support episodic TV, documentaries and films that have dark drama. Eventually the tune releases and provides more hope. It's kind of like two cues in one so listen all the way through. The music is thoughtful, pensive and introspective. [Tempo: Slow]

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]

Swampy, rhythmic and loose, this upbeat country blues track is easy to clap along to and feel a part of something fun. Acoustic and (slide) resonator guitars give its melody that Americana charm with an in-the-pocket rhythm section made up of tambourine, shaker and kick drum. Perfect for feel great moments in drama, commercials, comedy and lifestyle shows. Swampy / Country Blues / In The Pocket. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 96 BPM]

Tense / Bustling / Active / Urgent / Mystical / Pulsating. Small orchestra soundtrack piece, featuring live performed orchestral instruments, suitable for film and other media. [Tempo: Fast / 160 BPM]

This unpolished, early country blues sounds like a small barn jam session. Steel-string acoustic guitar, resonator guitar and banjo play to foot stomping, claps, lap slaps and kick drum. Obvious uses for this track are rural/country dramas, comedies, reality shows, rural cooking and travel shows. [Tempo: Medium / 101 BPM]

A beautiful and evocative orchestra track made with piano and strings. An exhale celebrating success, packed with emotions of hope, triumph and love. [Tempo: Slow / 75 BPM]

Glorious, majestic and grand orchestral track. Slow building with an increasing sense of power, courage, pride and heroism. Features horns, strings, woodwinds, choir and percussion. Great for movies, commercials, ceremonies, live presentations and trailers. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 65 BPM]

Historical, waltz rhythm with piano and orchestra. European or Hebrew cultural history. Period 1900-1940 approx. Also nice for silent film. [Tempo: Medium / 87 BPM]

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]

Energetic instrumental music track recorded with a jazz quintet featuring trumpet, sax, piano, double bass and drums. Latin in some parts and swing in others this music is powerful, fast and motivational. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 118 BPM]

A cheeky and fun nostalgic orchestral march a-la Wallace and Gromit. Reminiscent of old motivational films with a slightly wartime vibe. Upbeat. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

Happy-going jazz tune with the rather unusual instrumentation, accordion and upright bass. Has a sense of the old and traditional. Perhaps old Europe or old world travels etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 68 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]

Fast, happy and bouncy, vintage / historical jazz. D'jango / Gypsy Jazz style with fast strumming acoustic guitar, subtle jazz drums, upright bass and occasional violin. Joyful, playful and excited. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 100 BPM]

Solo piano. Minor key waltz with some tension in the harmony. Strong recurring melody with enough variation to keep it interesting. Think a walk alone at night reflecting on lost love or life’s mistakes. Very simple construction and performance. Suitable for scenes with and without dialogue. Light build in intensity with a clear denouement. Possibility of hanging or resolved ending. Good for drama, romance, love story, TV, film, historical. [Tempo: Slow / 101 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]

Reminiscent of Al Bowlly's version of "Guilty", featured in french film "Amelie"'s soundtrack, this vintage rendition is excellent if you need to add a retro flavor to your project, or if you are looking for a sound-alike. A 30's jazz ensemble featuring a solo clarinet and string section recorded and precessed so it sounds like an old vinyl. [Tempo: Medium / 127 BPM]

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Up-tempo, bright, intense track, with strong drumbeat, piano, and a remarkable wind-section theme, it is suitable for creating an upbeat, yet hazy atmosphere. Great for productions that require a jazzy vibe, such as films, shows, commercials, and others. This soundscape puts you in a room with great musicians. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 168 BPM]

France, traditional French cafe style with accordeon and acoustic guitar. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 119 BPM]

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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]

Slow, mellow & peaceful piano-lead, modern orchestral track. Sombre, sedate, serene and with an air of melancholy to it. Contains piano, strings & synth fx. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 50 BPM]

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

A melancholic, nostalgic, drama- or film underscore cue. Thoughtful reflection, melancholy. Good for romantic drama, personal stories, emotional content. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 85 BPM]

Snappy, bombastic and fun, this comedy track sets a mood where mayhem, comical disaster, slapstick pranks are easily invoked. Banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass, tack piano and light drums create a pushing rhythm the for the rowdy trumpets, trombone and clarinet to springboard from. This track is an excellent fit for all types of comedy, cooking and children’s shows. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 117 BPM]

Retro Big Band with a feel similar to the song 'Feeling Good.' Nicely suited to glamorous people and events, burlesque and striptease dancers, showgirls, cabaret acts, James Bond Style vintage movie soundtracks and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 75 BPM]

An organic acoustic guitar and organ vibe with harmonica. Ambient, Americana feel. Dark, mysterious, longing. [Tempo: Slow / 80 BPM]

Uplifting, happy, motivational brass band arrangement, with a strong melody and up-tempo drum beat. It has a New Orleans feel to it, with a slow build up and its improvisational-like final section. Great for productions that require a light, touching, warm feel. [Tempo: Medium / 152 BPM]

Jovial and friendly, this timeless country track feels like the soundtrack to a lively barn dance. While fiddles, banjo and accordion have fun on this track’s cheery melody, it’s the home-spun rhythm section – of acoustic guitar, bass, drums and percussion – that really shines, pulling that real “country” feel together. This is a great fit for rural/country themes and settings for dramas, lifestyle shows, comedies and tutorials. Jovial / Country / Barn Dance. [Tempo: Fast / 169 BPM]

A musical depiction of nature. Pastoral and peaceful, dynamic and rich in variety. Modest, optimistic and colourful. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 90 BPM]

A witty, bouncy uptempo orchestral overture with twittering flutes, brassy horns and pizzicato cellos. A variety of happy and sad cues make it highly suitable for use with a humorous commercial/infomercial narrative. Reminiscent of post war comedies and Aardman Animation. Or the post irony of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Danny Elfman style film scores. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 119 BPM]

Country / bluegrass track featuring acoustic guitars, upright bass and later on, country fiddle / violin. Up-tempo, bright and fun. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

Felix Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words, Book 3, Op. 38 No. 2 in C minor. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

A cheeky and charming little French number. Available in a vocal version (retro French chic style, male/female duet) and an instrumental version, this light hearted waltz has a quintessentially French style and sound. [Tempo: Medium / 180 BPM]

Cutting edge collides with traditional sounds in this glitchy, dreamlike fusion of styles. Old meets new. Quirky. charming & poignant, it would suit science & technology, green issues, environment and modern drama. Similar in instrumentation and mood to the Dream Valley Music tracks, Speed of Night, Metallic Wasteland and Grace & Harmony. Please note: This track features deliberate digital glitches, odd scratchy sound effects. This is for effect, is done on purpose, and is not an error or problem with the file. A "no glitches" version is also available if you prefer it clean. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 75 BPM]

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]

Western / Mexican style ballad. Shoot out at the OK Corrall! Twangy electric, Spanish guitars, church bell. Builds in stages over 3 choruses. [Tempo: Medium / 106 BPM]

Thumping, old style blues/jazz featuring Dobro & lap steel guitar over a traditional jazz band backing of guitars, bass and drums. Playful, happy blues-jazz. [Tempo: Medium / 71 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]

Country-Folk ballad. American mid-west or southern traditions. Melancholic / Nostalgic with a homely, wholesome feel and sound. Emotional and comforting. [Tempo: Slow / 67 BPM]

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