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

Found 712 tracks

Old-time jazz / Retro jazz with a ragtime / Dixieland feel. Period 1900-1950. Good for spoofs, retro productions, silent film, slapstick comedy, historical documentaries and more. Banjo, piano, tuba, trumpet, drums and upright bass. [Tempo: Fast / 89 BPM]

Soft ballad recorded with piano trio. Jazz music suitable for background music, relaxed situations and smooth projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 80 BPM]

Uptempo, lively Piano Blues. Historical sounding, with elements of Blues, Ragtime, Swing and Jazz. Full band enters later. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 160 BPM]

Instrumental ballad recorded with piano, flugelhorn, sax, contrabass and drums. Calm acoustic tune, easy listening, modern, with beautiful improvisations. [Tempo: Slow / 104 BPM]

Emotional cinematic composition with a dark and depressed feeling. Somber piano with heavenly pad sound create a mysterious atmosphere. Great for films, documentaries, trailers and more. [Tempo: Slow / 55 BPM]

Simple and emotional piano leads to a small horn and string ensemble creating beautiful, intimate and elegant textures. For scenes of reflection, tranquility, melancholy, romantic or period drama and tender film scores [Tempo: Slow / 60 BPM]

Inspired by early swing and banjo stomp, this upbeat track feels like old-fashion country fun. It has a catchy, whistled melody supported by banjo, tack piano, upright bass and drums. Great for fun, comedic, quirky media genres. Fun / Corny / Country. [Tempo: Fast / 215 BPM]

Country party feelings, joy and happiness are easily conveyed in the first few seconds of this Zydeco-inspired track. From the accordions, banjo, acoustic guitar, and the bass, claps and drums, everything is infused with that unique, push-pull rhythm characteristic of Zydeco music. Ideal for feel-good moods in comedies, dramas, travel and cooking shows. Party / Zydeco / Joy. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 79 BPM]

Solemn and sorrowful. Orchestral strings, subtle brass and death bell, later joined by a fragile solo violin. Good for scenes of loss, sorrow, death. Perhaps aftermath of a disaster or a funeral. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Ragtime featuring banjos, acoustic guitar & bass. Fun retro style; all genuine live played acoustic instruments. [Tempo: Medium / 85 BPM]

A slow, cinematic, orchestral track made with full symphonic orchestra. Wide melody and uplifting feel, no divided parts. Courage / Heroic / Glory. [Tempo: Slow / 117 BPM]

Moody piano and Russian balalaika over a building, freely played drum and bass groove. Exotic, mysterious and melancholy. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

A slow and gentle jazz piano track with acoustic bass and jazzy brush drums. Traditional jazz trio sound. Very relaxed, mellow, loving. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 55 BPM]

Fun, upbeat Dixieland version of this very famous tune. Widely associated with New Orleans, Louis Armstrong and various sports teams this track could fit many projects including comedies, kids tv and products, silent films, partying, celebrating, documentaries, sports and mardi gras. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 91 BPM]

A mellow, easy-going and tasteful jazz piano track. Lounge piano / Solo piano. Suitable for dinner parties, romantic scenes, reflection, love, memories etc. [Tempo: Medium]

A beautiful and sorrowful piano track with a historical feel. Perhaps wartime Europe, sadness and reflection, yet also beauty and hope. Played live on an old piano. In the later parts of the track, the piano is joined by soft, frail strings. Very touching piece. Mournful, thoughtful and delicate. Serious. Good for history, historical drama, documentary, film/television drama, loss and sorrow. [Tempo: Medium / 60 BPM]

Toe-tapping, old time / retro jazz with just acoustic bass and guitar, in the Django style. Cheeky, charming and light hearted. [Tempo: Medium / 98 BPM]

Slow, tranquil, cinematic, serene, calm, sedate, sublime, quiet, reflective, dreamy & introspective piano piece with spacious, ethereal effects. Small, serene, contemplative and simple. Would suit nostalgic / romantic / dramatic / historic / documentary type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 97 BPM]

Emotional and Dramatic solo piano composition with heroic and glorious feel. Performed on a grand piano in a classical cinematic style. Great for trailers, movies, commercials and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast]

An uptempo, groovy and swinging jazz piano track. Jazz trio featuring acoustic piano, acoustic bass and drums. Classic jazz fusion / jazz club type material. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 142 BPM]

Swinging, classic jazz / retro jazz. This fun and charming track takes a surprising turn after about 40 seconds, with a playful violin enters in gypsy jazz style. Fun and cheeky. Nice for historical and novelty projects. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 95 BPM]

Julius Fučík: Entry of the Gladiators (Alternate titles: Entrance of the Gladiators. Einzug der Gladiatoren. Thunder and Blazes.) Probably the most famous, most used piece of Circus Music in the world. Full orchestra arrangement. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Up-tempo swing jazz featuring piano, bass, and brush drums. Piano blazes through several lightning fast choruses, each separately unique, but always swinging and fun. Hold on for a ride with this one. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 180 BPM]

Swinging, small combo jazz. Electric guitar over bass & drums, with a classic jazzy organ comp and a great jazz guitar solo in the middle. Classic 'jazz club' stuff. [Tempo: Fast / 80 BPM]

A happy and slightly playful jazz trio. Busy, acoustic jazz. Live performance with acoustic piano, upright bass and jazz drums. Fast tempo. Traditional jazz club sound. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 160 BPM]

Dark, exotic and cinematic Tango with violin, piano, accordion and upright bass. Perfect for films, commercials and documentaries with scenes of dancing, international travel, fashion, passion, sexual tension, elegance and romance. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

Classical 'beautiful yet haunting' film score with symphonic strings, like music from classic retro movies. Loving, mysterious and emotional. Softer part with piano, flute and strings joining later on at 0:32. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 132 BPM]

A moody and elegant piece with a strong European / Traditional Europe flavour. Perhaps Italy or Sicily, but could also be France, Hungary, or Eastern Europe influences. Solo violin, accordion, mandolin, harp, acoustic guitar. This piece has a sense of sadness and melancholy but also one of hope and togetherness. [Tempo: Slow / 67 BPM]

Laidback, slightly bluesy, country / americana with acoustic guitars. Slide guitar / Steel guitar joins in later. Country ballad, good for country living, outdoor, family values. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 85 BPM]

Emotional and slightly wistful film score with gentle strings, glockenspiel and piano. Spreads a thoughtful-dreamy mood. Suitable for drama and romance. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 68 BPM]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 ("Prague Symphony") in D Major, K.504: 2. Andante. Full orchestra. Recorded and produced by David Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

A European sounding folk/traditional band, or jazz quartet with upright bass, two accordeons and drums. Quick rhythm, slightly Eastern European or Jewish feel. History/Cultural. [Tempo: Fast / 106 BPM]

Moody Americana track. Lap steel guitar over sparse drums and a foreboding drone. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 65 BPM]

Frederic Chopin Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4. Arranged for string quintet. 100% live string quintet performance - no computers, no samples. Arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow]

Relaxingly happy, easy-going and laid back, feelgood smooth jazz. Jazz piano, clean electric jazz guitar, upright bass, brush drums. Lazy swing rhythm. Classic jazz lounge mood. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

A pretty and romantic waltz. Piano with orchestra. Pastoral, romantic and playful. Two lovers dancing or just enjoying each others company, this piece is great for those scenes where a couple newly in love is shown playing around and having fun in the park etc. A heartwarming and loving piece in classic Hollywood movie sound. A little bit inspired by Thaikovsky's "Swan Lake". [Tempo: Slow / 91 BPM]

Vintage sounding Jazz ensemble with piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass and drums. Dark, romantic and cinematic with a distinct European gypsy jazz influence. [Note: This track features a 'vinyl crackling' sound on the recording. This is done on purpose, for effect. It is not a weakness or error with the file.] [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 180 BPM]

Happy, carefree and a tiny bit mad. This bouncy uptempo orchestral overture is suitable for cartoons, animations, games and all types of humorous commercials. Includes a vintage version with extra added retro appeal. [Tempo: Medium / 132 BPM]

Playful, jazzy swing. Cheeky, happy, joyful and lighthearted. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 60 BPM]

Fun background music with a swing feel. Played by melodic acoustic piano, live bass, groovy brush drums and uplifting shaker. Great for children project, family album, video game, flash animation or anything that needs chic retro music on the one hand and modern funny tune on the other. [Tempo: Medium / 127 BPM]

A slow, sad, longing track with a poignant, touching theme, featuring strings and horns. [Tempo: Slow]

Upbeat Ragtime track played on an old upright piano. Great happy-go-lucky track for any silent movie, commercial, comedy, animation, documentary or any project set around the early 20th century. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 106 BPM]

This orchestral track illustrates determination and achievement. Perhaps coming together to join forces, or just overcoming the odds to reach a goal. Victorious and celebratory. Grows up from a somewhat meek beginning, to an all-out fanfare like, rousing finish. [Tempo: Medium / 112 BPM]

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