Historical / Retro: 1920-1940'sSuggested Production Type

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Cinematic piano and strings take you on a beautiful journey. Thought provoking, pleasure and pain, drifting into the unknown, breathtaking scenery and mesmerizing love stories. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 50 BPM]

Slow swing ballad with introspective lyrics referencing alcohol, moods, and outlook on life. Male jazz vocalist and quartet featuring guitar, bass, piano, brush drums. You can’t quite put your finger on whether the mood of the singer is accepting, melancholy, a little of both, or just too drunk to care. Piano and guitar solos. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 60 BPM]

William Tell Overture (also known as Wilhelm Tell Overture) by Rossini. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast]

Beautiful and romantic ballad for your dining pleasures. Ref. Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 54 BPM]

The finale of Act 1 of the Swan Lake ballet by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium]

Solo piano music great for background music. This easy listening track is slow and gentle. Light melodies, very happy and optimistic. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

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Broadway type show tune. Very theatrical in the style of the 40s, 50's and 60's. Harp sweeps, fluttering clarinets and flutes add a comic flair. Playful, campy and retro could work for game shows, cartoons, comedy and many offbeat situations. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 140 BPM]

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A rather dramatic / melancholic piece of music, a good fit for any "It's time to go" kind of scene. The main theme is created by the cellos and uplifted with harmonies on violins and upright basses. I also believe that it could be useful to most game or videos in need of a peaceful break to it, due to it's slow tempo, limited orchestration and minimalistic melody theme. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 76 BPM]

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A classic Tango melody, performed on accordeon with light acoustic backing band. Traditional accordeon music, with a flavor of Europe, France / Paris. Could also be Italy / general European. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 130 BPM]

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A very slow, bluesy, jazz track. Piano, upright bass, brush drums. Very lazy, smokey, piano blues. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 50 BPM]

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Fun and feelgood, upbeat Gypsy Jazz / Hot Club of France style. Toe-tapping and light hearted, with acoustic guitar, muted trumpet and clarinet taking turns leading. [Tempo: Medium / 195 BPM]

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Live performed, slow, smooth jazz. Recorded live on the spot in one take. Nice lounge feel. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 66 BPM]

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Eccentric and comedic, this 20’s jazz ensemble piece conveys light-hearted hilarity with a bizarre touch. Woodwinds and horns interweave melodies on top of a trad-jazz rhythm section of tuba, banjo and tack piano. Great for nutty comedies, children’s shows, web tutorials and period pieces. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 87 BPM]

Sleek, 1920’s Big City, are easily expressed within the first moments of this light and lively music track. Soprano and bass clarinets play a swank “melodramatic” melody over a tight mix of tack piano, tuba and jazzy drums. Superb as music for 1920’s period pieces, comedies, and any zany and fun programming. Clarinets / Swanky / 1920’s. [Tempo: Fast / 187 BPM]

Händel - Water Music Suite no. 1, F major, HWV348: 6. Air. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by Y Sazonoff. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Get down and funky with an authentic N'awlins street band. [Tempo: Medium / 152 BPM]

Chopin Etude #12 in C-minor, also called "Revolutionary" (Piano). Classical music track. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Elegant and swinging, this 1920s inspired small ensemble piece is great for imbuing a feeling of swankiness, bombastic melodrama and early jazz kitsch. A muted trombone plays over a tight arrangement of french horn, clarinet, drums, and piano. Excellent music for comedy, travel and lifestyle, plus 1920s-30s period pieces. Early Jazz / Kitsch / Elegant Music. [Tempo: Medium / 134 BPM]

A threatening and dramatic score for horror / thriller / chiller, with a retro sound and feel. Reminiscent of classic horror movies. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Fun and feelgood, upbeat Gypsy Jazz / Hot Club of France style. Toe-tapping and light hearted. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 87 BPM]

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Cute and quirky, this 1920’s clarinet-based cue is fast-paced and comedic. A tight rhythm section of tuba, acoustic guitar and drums plays counterpoint to jazzy interlocking woodwind melodies. Superb for comedy, dramedy, children’s shows and period pieces. Cool/ Swanky/ Jazzy. [Tempo: Medium / 92 BPM]

Melodic Russian, Gypsy, Eastern European or Balkan folk piece. Played by acoustic guitars, bass, drums, shaker. I had a picture in mind while composing - Russian villages, long road, lonely horse carrying a cart through a snowy woods. Could be used in any project which needs background music or a soundtrack. The whole track loops seamlessly (as WAV). [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 113 BPM]

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Positive, optimistic and joyful waltz with piano, string pizzicato and full orchestra with jazzy drums from the second part. Great for films, trailers and videos. [Tempo: Medium / 140 BPM]

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Accordeon jazz track in a "Hot club of France" style. Playful and cheeky, up-tempo with slight Gypsy or Django feel. Upbeat, fresh and fun, slightly rowdy, with a strong flavour of France, Europe, also possibly Eastern Europe. [Tempo: Fast / 111 BPM]

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This perky and swank, Roaring-20’s style cue is easy and whimsical. A light rhythm section purrs under a quirky arrangement of clarinets and tuba. Great music for comedy, dramedy, learning and reality shows. Witty / Vintage/ Swanky Music. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 182 BPM]

Starting with a short, slow, sad and romantic melody before letting loose into a fast paced traditional gypsy jazz that swings from head to toe. While remaining with the melancholy melody the piece is still fun and bouncy, perfect for comedies, commercials, 1920s-40s retro and european travel. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 128 BPM]

This upbeat and swinging jazz music piece gives off the sassy flare of the American 1920's with pizazz. Its small ensemble arrangement features clarinets, muted horns, piano, thumping double bass and tight, light drums. This is great music for comedy, light-hearted web videos and early American period pieces. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 200 BPM]

A very traditional / classic sounding French accordeon waltz. Heartfelt and passionate, like two lovers in a delightful waltz. Scenes of Paris, France, both historical and today, will work well with this quintessentially French number. [Tempo: Medium / 189 BPM]

Piano solo, slow and poignant. Mournful, haunting, sad. [Tempo: Slow / 111 BPM]

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A dramatic track with a European / French / Italian / Sicilian feel. A stabbing, aggressive rhythm and dark brass sweeps, combined with violin and accordeon gives this track a historical feel that makes it good for history / period drama. Threatening and uneasy. Conflict / provocation. [Tempo: Medium / 77 BPM]

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Compelling vocal jazz in slow swing. Powerful lyrics paint a stark picture about what can be one of the toughest things in life; facing the truth. Smokey male vocalist backed by bass, piano, brush drums lineup. Blues feel within jazz context. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 67 BPM]

A soundtrack to accompany the sights, sounds, culture and cuisine of France. Features accordion, acoustic guitar, viola and upright bass. Great for travel, cooking, tourism, corporate, commercials or any french themed project. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 64 BPM]

A retro sounding jazz piece. Traditional jazz setup with piano, brush drums, clarinets. Swing time rhythm. Historical, 1930's-1940's era. Kitch, quirky and retro. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 130 BPM]

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Solo piano track with a somewhat quirky, perhaps retro or historical feel. Good for drama, story telling, maybe something old or classic, historical / history or just a story with a sense of the timeless. Emotionally this track is a bit playful but also hints to a darker side or the unknown, with a melancholic undercurrent. Perhaps a very slight Baltic, Russian or European feel. [Tempo: Slow]

Emotional and passionate cinematic piano composition, with mysterious and melancholic harmonies and impressionistic feel/vibe. Orchestral strings join from the second part. This track will work in films, trailers and documentaries. [Tempo: Slow / 86 BPM]

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A light and pleasant, acoustic jazz lounge track. Jazz piano, upright bass, jazzy drums. Happy / Relaxed / Easy-going. [Tempo: Medium / 115 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: Slow, Medium]

A driving set of Irish traditional jigs, beginning with Morrison's, and leading into Out in the Ocean at 1:02 which is slightly more happy and upbeat in tone. Mandolin, fiddle, whistle and guitar play the opening, and when bodhran joins in at 0:31, you really get the feel for Irish traditional music - similar almost to Riverdance music. 100% live performance. 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 / 125 BPM]

A minimalistic track. The Piano plays a shuffle blues styl while acoustic guitars play funk and Jazzy blues, with a solo in the third verse. Loose, spontaneous and fun. Picture a couple of musicians, sitting around jamming,having a good time. [Tempo: Medium / 80 BPM]

A hazy, slow, Americana / Folk, textural track featuring acoustic guitar, acoustic piano and harmonica lead. Lamenting, with a sore/regretful feel. Also available without the harmonica, making it a more ethereal, reflective underscore track. All live performance; no computers. [Tempo: Slow / 130 BPM]

Wistful Americana ballad, with lap steel guitar and acoustic guitars. Pretty / Dreamy / Caring. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 108 BPM]

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Jazz music recorded with a piano trio. This music is great for moving, playful, and fun situations. Will fit great for background music, restaurant music and ambient music. [Tempo: Medium / 140 BPM]

Jazz piano playing "stride" style. Lively, light and bouncy with a blues/rock feel. Historical. [Tempo: Fast / 166 BPM]

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

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Medium swing vocal jazz with a classic 50’s and 60’s sound. Story of a young jazz musician trying to impress an older veteran saxophone player. The old guy joins him to jam a few verses; is his laughing a sign of approval or is he mocking him? This song is full of ultra-cool vibe and atmosphere. Tenor sax and piano solos. [Tempo: Slow / 98 BPM]

A jazzy, upbeat and positive underscore in the style of a 30's or 40's 'how to' film. A fun and catchy clarinet melody is complemented with solos on the piano, trombone and trumpet. [Tempo: Fast / 169 BPM]

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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]

The sound of hope coming from a cinematic orchestra that builds to a climax of booming drums and soaring strings and horns. Perfect for the task of overcoming any kind of battle. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 117 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: Very slow, Slow]

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