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

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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]

Loose and quirky hip, this bluesy electric guitar based track easily conveys flow, drive and keeping it all together. Its funky guitar melody has a touch of jazz and overdrive, set between light drums and walking bass. Great for comedy, oddball dramas, acts of randomness and urban themes. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 167 BPM]

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

Cool jazz, acoustic and live. Cheeky main melody line, interspersed with jazzy solos. Piano, jazz flute, upright bass, swingtime jazz rhythm. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 135 BPM]

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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]

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]

A very sad and yet relaxing tune. Strings wash over you in a mood full of loss and lament. Above the strings a piano tells it's story in a simple and meloncholy melody. In the chorus the string section swells up and overflows like an inevitable tide of sorrow. The ending brings in the elements of the orchestra almost one by one until the final call. Would suit a tragic drama or romantic film project. Contains strings and piano. [Tempo: Slow / 64 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]

Swampy and joyful this banjo-based track is upbeat and has an early Southern country touch. The resonant banjo integrates the melody and harmony, and is accentuated by acoustic guitar and brushed drums. Excellent for rural drama and comedies, cooking and travel shows. Southern / Joyful / Country. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 104 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]

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 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]

Positive, uplifting and inspiring epic track made with orchestra, epic drums and choir. Structured in three parts. Wonderment / Epic / Orchestral / Grandeur. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 100 BPM]

Light, easy and joyful jazz. Live jazz ensemble; Piano, drums, acoustic bass. Playful, happy and easy-going. Classy and tasteful. [Tempo: Medium / 138 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]

(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]

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]

A fun, boot-slappin', hoe-down country / bluegrass track with uptempo acoustic guitars and banjo, with an upright bass joining in later. Country fun! [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 120 BPM]

Reflective Piano piece. Touching, Wistful, Graceful, Nostalgic. [Tempo: Slow]

Big band and male crooner swing along with a friendly jazz standard feel. Lyrics are thankful and giving, as the singer shows some respect for friendship. An instrumental version is also available. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 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]

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]

Frederic Chopin Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1. Performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing by K. Funaric. [Tempo: Slow]

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]

This orchestral, neo classical piece starts quietly and grows into a crescendo of wonderment and fulfilment. A solo soprano voice combines with orchestral strings, contemporary drums and subtle ethnic flutes to create a track with a lot of emotional impact. This piece can be suitable for many things, including special project presentations and much more. Classic, classy and elegant. Freedom / expression. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 152 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]

Mid-tempo Tango featuring accordeon, piano, bass, pizzicato string section and subtle drums. Tango dancing, retro show, freakshow, novelty. Also circus, musical caravan, fairground and merry-go-round etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 84 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]

Good hearted swing big band in the "Sinatra Vegas" style. Classy, uptown jazz. Male crooner sings to his love about how much better life would be if he could please her. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 116 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]

Dark muted trumpet is featured in this classy jazz piece. Warm, vibrant, and jazzy up-tempo track, with wind-section, double bass and light drumbeats. Perfect for productions that require a refined, sophisticated, and sexy backdrop, such as movies, commercials, and TV shows. Great for conveying a musical environment. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

Mellow, elegant, easy-going jazz with piano and trumpet. Classy, relaxed and beautiful. 100% live performance. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Cool, Chill out, Lounge jazz music track. Brass play cool backgrounds and trombone play chill melodies. Groovy and positive with jazzy piano solo this music will be nice for background music and other fun, joyful situations. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

A subtle, understated, yet glorious / glorifying and heroic track. Symphony orchestra, dark percussion and choir. A sense of sacrifice, sadness, sorrow, combined with eternal glory, undying love and praise. Somewhat ritual or religious feeling, like a hymn. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

Fast, swinging drums leads to a funky house groove with some vintage jazz underneath. Fun, crazy horn melody, cool walking bass line, piano and guitar chords. Great for advertising, comedies, opening credits or any fun project. Short, 30-seconds track. [Tempo: Fast / 125 BPM]

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

A cheeky and fun orchestral soundtrack led by pizzicato strings and clarinet. Light and fluffy, with a slightly vintage or 1940's orchestra feel. [Tempo: Medium / 111 BPM]

Gentle but joyful americana, bluegrass crossover. This track starts with only a banjo and then adds mandolin, pedal steel guitar and bass. Wholesome and genuine, great for outdoors, hiking, fishing, hobby, nature etc with elements of Western, folk and Americana. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 85 BPM]

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]

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]

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]

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 in B minor, Op. 46: 2. Death of Ase (Ases Death). Arranged and recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

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]

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

Modern vocal jazz tune with swing feel and classic piano, acoustic bass, drums backing. Smoldering full-voiced male vocalist croons lyrics that have cosmic, religious overtones about a laughing Buddha who gives peace, love, and transcendence. Fine jazz piano comping and solo work. Beautiful minor key harmonic structure that sends out a positive vibe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 128 BPM]

Uptempo jazz guitar trio backs male vocalist. Energetic, fun, and cool. Humorous, poignant lyrics about what its like to be the boss and all of the roles that entails. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 155 BPM]

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