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

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

An upbeat folk pop song that draws upon vivid imagery. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

This jazzy, small ensemble piece is great for inspiring comedic moments and images of that swanky, big city 1920’s / 1930's lifestyle. Its clarinets and horns swing on top of a rhythm section of piano, tuba and drums. Great for comedy, dramedy, historical period pieces and dramas. Swinging / Easy / Ritzy. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 175 BPM]

Easy-going, nice and feelgood, chilled-out acoustic jazz with acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass and drums. Breezy, warm and lush. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 130 BPM]

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 for comedy, travel and lifestyle, plus 1920s-30s period pieces. Early Jazz / Kitsch / Elegant. [Tempo: Medium / 134 BPM]

This is a cinematic composition with an Eastern European motif. Dark piano accompaniment with Duduk melodies. Great for films and videos with an eastern vibe. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

Older, wiser guy tries to sing some sense into his cocky upstart friend about the ways of the world and how things can take a turn for the worse at any time. Medium fast blues shuffle pushes the song along with rollicking gusto. Powerful, soulful delivery by male vocalist. Fiery blues piano and guitar solos. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 130 BPM]

Playful, campy, romantic, comedic, quirky, or sultry? Medium tempo tango works for many situations. Orchestral, featuring accordion, bass, piano, pizzicato strings, woodwinds and flutes. Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, rom com vibe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

Swinging blues shuffle with an infectious groove. Highly energetic bluesy tune with over all positive and soulful vibe. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

A fun jazzy authentic 1920's Dixieland piece features trumpet, clarinet, banjo and tuba. Can also be 1930's or 1940's. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

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

Classical piano composition; playful, happy, light and busy. For films / cultural / historical / special interest projects; also good for childrens TV etc. [Tempo: Fast]

Fast swing in a east London cockney style. Banjo over guitar, bass & drums. Fun retro style. Crazy, slapstick comedy, chicken chase, etc. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 260 BPM]

Sad, peaceful and meloncholy orchestral piece. Moody lamenting chords of strings and solo oboe tell a tale of woe. Very dramatic and filmic indeed. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

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]

Quirky with personality, this ‘20s themed piece is great for conveying the somewhat oddball arrangements popular during that time. This piece swings between curiosity and cuteness with clarinet melodies over tuba, acoustic guitar and piano. Excellent for comedy, web tutorials, and historical interludes. Oddball / Cute / 1920's. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 190 BPM]

Jazzy background track. A 'music bed' of jazz music, meaning that there is no outstanding lead melody, which makes this track great for background / backdrop use. Soft jazzy brush drums, upright bass and piano, with very subtle acoustic guitar strumming also joining in. Classy and easy-going. [Tempo: Medium / 130 BPM]

An emotional, heartwarming, expressive, but respectfully reserved piece, ideal for a tribute to those who have passed, but are still remembered. Features a beautiful mix of strings, woodwinds and piano, followed by a trumpet echo Taps duo integrated into a beatiful melody with a powerful brass ending. It is sure to emotionally captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Semi-orchestral track with a busy sense of movement, like a train on the tracks. Also good as underscore for a news broadcast. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 80 BPM]

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]

A classy and classic sounding, slow and easy jazz track available in a Vocal or Instrumental. Old-time, warm, classic big band jazz sound with male vocal. Beautiful jazz ballad. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 81 BPM]

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]

A piano duets with a sad, crying violin in this piece of music. The violin's melody is super emotional describing a range of emotions including sadness, regret and hurt. You can almost hear the tears dropping from the violin! This could also be used to set up a dark, dramatic, mysterious or emotional scene. It can also work quite well in a horror or thriller film. [Tempo: Slow / 126 BPM]

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 for comedy, dramedy, learning and reality shows. Witty / Vintage/ Swanky. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 182 BPM]

Fun, upbeat Gypsy Jazz meets Russian folk. Balalaika and Clarinet backed by acoustic guitars, upright bass and drums perfect for travel and cultural documentaries, comedy soundtracks, celebrations, weddings and Tetris style video game music. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 250 BPM]

Feelgood jazz. Traditional jazz sound with piano, brush drums, upright bass and occasional saxophone solos. Slow- to medium tempo swing rhythm. A bit playful and light hearted. Easy-going but also a bit bright and toe-tapping. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

A solo guitar track in the 40s jazzy guitar style. Funny and curious. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 115 BPM]

Sensual and smooth blues piano music. Joyful music, great for relaxed, fun, sweet moments. Cool bluesy and jazzy melodies that wil fit well in commercials, spot and advertising projects. [Tempo: Slow]

(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 romantic and melancholy solo piano piece that’s a little classical and a little jazz. Perfect for break ups, unrequited love, unhappy endings, farewells, emotional dramas and lonely moments of reflection. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 55 BPM]

A tense, pensive underscore for a dramatic scene with an Italian or Sicilian slant. Perhaps New York Mafia, historical drama, or a chase / battle / conflict scene set against a backdrop of Italy / Sicily or Eastern Europe / Traditional Europe. Mandolin and violin with battle percussion, orchestral strings and brass stabs. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 75 BPM]

Epic pops tune with smooth male crooner backed by full orchestra. Dramatic, dreamy, hopeful; makes you feel like all your dreams can come true. Lyrics have positive imagery. Elegant retro feel; something you would hear as a TV or film soundtrack in the 50’s or 60’s but with a modern production shine. Brass section, woodwind section, string section. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 127 BPM]

This upbeat and swinging jazz 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 fit for comedy, light-hearted web videos and early American period pieces. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 200 BPM]

Vintage jazz / Acoustic jazz in the style of D'jango etc. Historical / 1910-1950, with a happy, playful mood. Acoustic guitars, upright bass, violin/fiddle, subtle jazz drums. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 110 BPM]

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

Impressionistic solo piano piece; neo classical. Busy, hurried, chased. For films / cultural / special interest. Also good for historical / retro project; can be silent movie soundtrack. [Tempo: Fast]

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]

Classic style 'piano bar' jazz. Feelgood, easy-going and happy. Toe-tapping acoustic jazz. Swing rhythm, slightly D'jango inspired, with piano, acoustic bass and a short visit by a saxophone from 40 seconds onwards. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 70 BPM]

A reflective, emotive and tasteful rendition of the classic Irish folk tune, arranged for piano and violin. Danny Boy is one of the most famous and most loved piece of music in history. With its origin in Irish folk lore, this track is today used in many settings such as St. Paddy's Day, wedding ceremonies, films / movies and more. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 100 BPM]

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'Z noveho sveta, From the New World' in E minor, Op. 95: 3. Molto vivace. Recorded by D Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

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]

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]

Emotional and graceful ballad with violin melody, piano and string section. A real tear jerker, great for touching and poignant film/tv scores. [Tempo: Slow / 75 BPM]

Sexy big band blues ala "The Stripper". Smoking tenor saxophone leads the sassy, sultry, retro sound. [Tempo: Slow / 90 BPM]

A light and pleasant, acoustic jazz lounge track. Jazz piano, upright bass, jazzy drums. Happy / Busy / Celebratory. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

A traditional French accordeon waltz. Swaying, heartening and warm. Goes well with anything quintessentially France, Paris etc., whether historical or contemporary. [Tempo: Medium / 181 BPM]

Dark and ethereal cinematic composition with piano and heavenly pad sound, very emotional and thoughtful music, good for drama films, documentaries, trailers and more. [Tempo: Slow / 105 BPM]

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