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

Found 712 tracks

Slow, thoughtful, beautiful, spacious, cinematic, serene, dreamy and atmospheric. Piano and strings piece with regal power and an air of melancholy or tragedy. Would suit romantic / period drama / historical / documentary type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 90 BPM]

An inspirational and soaring soundtrack of glory and drama. Staccato strings and orchestra with a dramatic, regal, valiant feel. The epic main part has a mixed choir. (Also available without the choir). [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Inner city, stylish, mournful retro crime thriller track. Atmospheric, a bit mystery, influenced by Film Noir.... Fretless bass, electric piano, pads, effects and sparse conga. [Tempo: Slow / 72 BPM]

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 293 (aka Autumn from the Four Seasons). Movement 2: Adagio Molto. Full orchestra recording, performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Vibrant, modern and offbeat, this track is the perfect backdrop for a puzzling, yet fun scene or sequence. With a strong theme, this soundscape is suitable for broad comedy, parodies of action movies and suspense, and also for light action. Great for family-friendly shows and movies. [Tempo: Medium / 168 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 musical depiction of nature. Pastoral and peaceful, dynamic and rich in variety. Modest, optimistic and colourful. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 90 BPM]

Sentimental, easy-swinging, small combo jazz. Guitar, piano, brush drums, and male vocalist. Nostalgic melody and lyric about remembering a long lost love from youth. Medium slow tempo. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 102 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]

An acoustic country / folk / bluegrass track featuring acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. Mid-tempo, fun and charming with a real down home country feel. Good for country life, hiking and outdoors, simple pleasures, historical productions and more. Country fiddle joins in as well! [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 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]

An acoustic country / folk / bluegrass track featuring acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. Up-tempo, fun and charming with a real down home country feel. Good for country life, hiking and outdoors, simple pleasures, historical productions and more. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

An epic, uplifting and emotional track made with a rich, cinematic orchestra, powerful choir and deep cinematic hits. The structure is divided into three main parts for easier editing (intro – triumph – outro) and is suitable for trailers. Heroic / Amazement / Melancholy / Emotive / Soaring. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 98 BPM]

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

A soaring, touching and emotional orchestral / film score type track. Lush strings. Dignity, class, vital moments. Touching and heartening. Spiritual. [Tempo: Slow / 115 BPM]

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]

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]

Full of 'Joie de vivre' this accordion and mandolin led piece is a bright, filmic, retro sounding waltzer conjuring up visions of traditional European city streets, mountains, lakes, fairgrounds, carousels, flowers and festivals. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 62 BPM]

Happy-go-lucky, swinging, Broadway style big band Jazz. Romantic and upbeat with punchy brass, melody on soprano sax and trumpet and rhythm section of drums, bass and guitar. Great for theatrical productions, romantic comedies, commercials, nostalgic moments and 30s-60s period drama tv and film. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 125 BPM]

Frederic Chopin, Mazurka B minor, Op. 33 No. 4. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Swampy with that down home relaxing quality, this early blues inspired track is easy, loose and playful. With fingerstyle acoustic guitar, slide resonator guitar and harmonica this sparse arrangement is a great underscore to strike a burden-free rural/country flavor into comedies, dramas, lifestyle, cooking, tutorials and voiceovers. Playful / Early Blues / Swampy. [Tempo: Medium / 87 BPM]

Feelgood, toe-tapping, jazz band. Easy-going but a bit lively as well. Uplifting and a little bit playful. Drums, upright bass, piano forms the basis, and electric jazz guitar, trumpet and clarinet take turns soloing. Can be historical / retro, or contemporary. A timeless sound, really. [Tempo: Medium / 80 BPM]

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

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]

Mid-tempo, relaxing mood with a bit of sentimental melody outlined by piano and violin. Performed by retro-styled swinging jazz combo could be placed anywhere between 20's and 50's of the twentieth century. This performance is influenced by classical or european "restaurant music" mixed with mainstream american jazz music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 91 BPM]

Romantic France. Easy and nice playing musette. Paris cafe. European. Love, Romantic, Delight/Bliss, Soulful. Piano, Accordion. Romantic/Melodrama, French. [Tempo: Slow / 93 BPM]

Acoustic guitar, piano and ethereal pads. Textural, reflective, dreamy, melancholic and fragile. Available with or without 'oooh' type vocal. Good for film / drama, nature and poignant footage. Beautiful and sad. The piano part is performed on an old upright piano for a nice and nostalgic sound. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

A supremely tasty, classy, lush and delicate classic jazz track. Smooth as velvet, featuring all live instruments and orchestra, and a female vocal towards the end of the track. Classic big band jazz ensemble with orchestra. Stick around to hear the short vocal part around the 3 minute mark - it'll be worth it. [Tempo: Slow / 83 BPM]

Real and rowdy – and full of good times – this Cajun track inspires you to dance, enjoy and be merry. With accordions and fiddle producing melody and harmonies, it’s the rhythm of acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, claps, tambourine, vocal hollers and drums that makes you want to move. This is an excellent fit for family and friend moments in dramas or comedies, also great for web tutorials, children’s shows and cooking / travel themes. [Tempo: Fast / 175 BPM]

Upbeat and playful, easy going jazz trio. Piano, upright bass and subtle jazz drums. Nice and happy, easy-going jazz mood. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

This track feels like you are in an off the cuff, backwoods, American jam session. Folksy acoustic guitar plays the main part, with slide electric guitar and far-away vocals speckled in, and steady claps and kick drum. Perfect for comedy, drama, real-life rural themes, cooking and travel. Raw / In The Pocket / Rural. Available with or without the vocal shouts. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 117 BPM]

Up-tempo country / bluegrass featuring multiple acoustic guitars, acoustic bass and banjo. Good natured, country fun. Also good for historical programs, or anything to do with the outdoors, farming, hiking, fishing and nature trails etc. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 120 BPM]

A jazzy-upbeat and positive, big band orchestration in the style of a 50's movie or TV show. Perfect for this role, or as a positive underscore for an upbeat video. Plenty of harp flourishes, a catchy jazz melody, with potential for festive uses. [Tempo: Fast / 160 BPM]

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]

Upbeat and fun country hoedown. Very traditional americana sound with all acoustic instruments including acoustic guitar, upright bass and fiddle. Happy and moderately excited. Great for vintage / historical footage as well as country living, country fun, outdoor activities, fishing, hiking etc. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

This is true romance, the classic way. A beautiful evening at the beach, looking up at the stars. Features a beautiful woodwind and strings melody with lush piano arpeggios. Suitable for a romantic trailer or a special moment in a production. [Tempo: Slow]

Mid-tempo country / bluegrass. Somewhat restrained, moderately upbeat. Good natured, acoustic, wholesome 'back home' traditional country music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 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 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]

Giovanni Sgambati, Melody in D minor after 'Orfeo ed Euridice' by Ch. W. von Gluck. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow]

A mysterious and pensive track with an uneasy, slightly psychedelic feel. Like classic murder mysteries or a sneaky scene in a classic horror type production. [Tempo: Slow / 100 BPM]

Jazz piano with a sweet, lyrical melody accompanied by walking bass and swinging drums. Classy and romantic with that classic cool jazz vibe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 140 BPM]

Warm and woozy, smooth jazz piano track with upright bass and brush drums, performed live. [Tempo: Slow / 73 BPM]

Light and light hearted country swing. Somewhat upbeat, but also relaxed and easy-going, with a shuffled rhythm, electric and acoustic guitars -- and a traditional country music feel. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 130 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]

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]

A smooth jazz song that features female vocals, piano, horns, drums, and additional percussion. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 128 BPM]

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