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

Found 710 tracks

Romantic and passion soundtrack in Latino style featuring accordion, piano, Spanish guitar, castanets, percussive instruments. Will work well like soundtrack for movie, sitcom, Spanish theatre, travel. Serious, dancing, tango, passion, love. [Tempo: Medium / 88 BPM]

Come Back to Sorrento (Torna a Surriento) is a romantic Neapolitan song composed in 1902 by Ernesto De Curtis. The song become wildly popular, and has been sung by performers as diverse as Beniamino Gigli, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Placido Domingo and many more. We offering you beautifully recorded live grand piano version of this famous composition. It could be used for Italian and Mediterranean travel documentary, as a romantic song and many various occasions. Recorded in Hi Definition. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

Hip and cool, this retro jazzy piece features trumpet and bass. Mid-tempo, bright intense track, with strong drumbeat, piano, and a remarkable wind-section theme, it is perfect for creating an upbeat, yet hazy atmosphere. Great for productions that require a jazzy vibe, such as films, shows, commercials ,and others. This soundscape puts you in a room with great musicians. [Tempo: Medium / 144 BPM]

An introspective, thoughtful and poignant film soundtrack piece. Somewhat nostalgic / melancholic, perhaps sorrow, loss or memories of bygone times. Starts with only piano, and grows to a full orchestral score further in, with crescendi and sweeping climaxes. A single female soprano voice enters at about 03:20. Good for drama / personal stories, epic love stories, history / vintage film and more. [Tempo: Slow]

Solemn and dignified, this old country ballad exudes a nostalgic tale full of strength, will and honor. With the lonesome melody played on mandolin, the steady power of this track resides in the tack piano and acoustic slide guitar. Combined these instruments create an excellent bed for country themes, fateful dramas and documentaries. Dignified / Mandolin / Fateful. [Tempo: Slow / 85 BPM]

Classic jazz band style. Feelgood, easy-going and happy. Toe-tapping acoustic jazz. Timeless; could be historical but is equally current today. Brush drums, piano, electric jazz guitar. Visited by trumpet and clarinet solos. [Tempo: Medium / 76 BPM]

Happy, but laid-back and easy going, old-time classic jazz sound. Old fashioned and charming, Jazz quartet with live trumpet lead plus acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, upright bass and jazzy drums played with brushes. Good natured, a little bit light hearted and romantic. [Tempo: Slow / 85 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]

Western swing. Steel guitar & fiddle over guitar, bass & drums. Fun retro style. Country fiddle joins in from around 01:40. [Tempo: Fast / 210 BPM]

Sweet and warm ballad recorded live with classical guitars with added pad. Beautiful, emotive piece with elements of baroque feel. Melancholic, sad, loving. [Tempo: Slow / 72 BPM]

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

Dreamy, introspective, serene, reflective, moody, solemn, somber, sedate piano & strings soundscape. Conjures up images of a russian winter, ice & snow all around. Ethereal & thought provoking. Would suit dramatic / cinematic / filmic / romantic type projects. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 79 BPM]

Slow, spacious, thoughtful, somber, mellow, sensitive, reflective and emotional piano / strings piece. Dreamy, serene, soft, serious, moving, introspective, nostalgic, melancholy with moments of wonder & heartbreak. Would suit cinematic / romantic / documentary / historic type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 90 BPM]

Mellow and nostalgic acoustic guitar with haunting vocal. Dreamy, ambient and earthy. Scandinavian / Nordic influence. [Tempo: Slow / 100 BPM]

Beautiful solo piano waltz was made in a French cinematic retro traditions. Very romantic and sincere. Well suited to romantic projects, love affairs, retro movie, wedding. [Tempo: Slow]

Sweet and sassy 1920’s style early jazz. Bass clarinet carries the vibrato-rich melody over an accompaniment of soprano clarinet, French horn, tuba, piano and drums. This period piece captures an essence of post-ragtime, early jazz, with its playfulness and harmonic uniqueness. Equally excellent for historical themes and modern comedy. Deliberately lo-fi / old sound. [Tempo: Medium / 130 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]

Bittersweet solo piano track, good for drama, introduction sequences and story telling. [Tempo: Slow / 94 BPM]

Slow, beautiful, spacious, serene, reflective, moody, thoughtful, weepy, dreamy, melancholic piano piece with ethereal fx in the background. Soft, magical, meaningful, sublime, sentimental, touching & wondrous. Would suit dramatic / romantic / documentary / military / requiem / historic type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 52 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]

Glorious, majestic and grand orchestral track. Slow building with an increasing sense of power, courage, pride and heroism. Features horns, strings, woodwinds, choir and percussion. Great for movies, commercials, ceremonies, live presentations and trailers. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 65 BPM]

Piano and strings in a track with a strong sense of history, historical eras, a bygone time. Soft and elegant, with sweeping strings. Ballroom dance, romantic dance. Good for period drama, history / historical settings, timeless love stories, vintage cinema. Classic Hollywood orchestra sound. A soft, angelic, heavenly female voice enters late. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 99 BPM]

Jazzy piece of piano trio music recorded with real acoustic instruments in 3/4 rhythm. Long Double Bass solo intro. Very easy listening and contemporary will be great for background, ambient and lounge style, smooth jazz. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 122 BPM]

This track features Piano melody with orchestral symphonic elements in the style of Chopin/Beethoven and the turn of the century mood in the eastern Europe but done in a Tim Burton orchestral fashion ala Danny Elfman. [Tempo: Slow]

Historical sounding Waltz performed live on an old piano and a violin. Romantic, sweet, genuine culture & history - period 1890-1940 approx. Also nice for silent film. Classy and elegant. Also available in an "old record" sounding version. [Tempo: Medium / 90 BPM]

George Frideric Händel: Water Music Suite No. 2, HWV 349. Movement 11: Allegro. Live orchestra recording, performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Medium]

An emotional blockbuster track, slowly building into big cinematic piece. Featuring full orchestra, and piano. Rousing / Emotive / Evocative. [Tempo: Slow / 120 BPM]

A toe-tapping, swinging Jazz Trio track. Upbeat piano, drums and bass, in a traditional jazz style. A little bit playful. Performed and recorded live in studio. [Tempo: Fast / 218 BPM]

A track that takes you back to an era of innocence, elegance and sophistication. Featuring swinging clarinet, piano, acoustic guitar, bass and drums, this is perfect for rom-coms, high class social gatherings, kids tv, 1930s-1940s themed projects or any project looking for a touch of high society. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 120 BPM]

A great, classic Ragtime piano piece, composed by Scott Joplin. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by D Hamilton. [Tempo: Medium]

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Energetic instrumental music track recorded with a jazz quintet featuring trumpet, sax, piano, double bass and drums. Latin in some parts and swing in others this music is powerful, fast and motivational. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 118 BPM]

Sad, somber, defeated, heartbreaking, epic, tragic string piece that's also serene, peaceful, tranquil, sedate and mellow. Would suit historical, romantic break-up, war or documentary type projects. Reminiscent of Samuel Barber's Platoon piece. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 97 BPM]

A solo piano piece with some reminiscences of impressionist music period [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 50 BPM]

Classic, old style jazz combo. Piano, Upright bass, brush drums. Nice and easy going, relaxing, classic jazz. Vibraphone and strings enter later. Classy, timeless. [Tempo: Medium / 105 BPM]

Tense / Bustling / Active / Urgent / Mystical / Pulsating. Small orchestra soundtrack piece, featuring live performed orchestral instruments, suitable for film and other media. [Tempo: Fast / 160 BPM]

Ragtime piano, 1900's era. Historical, happy, bouncy, also good for childrens music. [Tempo: Medium / 153 BPM]

Solo piano. Evocative, inspired by windswept moors, or the spray of a wild sea shore. [Tempo: Medium / 87 BPM]

A Jazz ballad influenced by Miles Davis. Tender, hearfelt and romantic moments contrast against a slightly more tense, uncertain and melancholy theme in the B section. Performed by a quartet of trumpet, piano, bass and drums with a lyrical, subtle and relaxing mood throughtout. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 60 BPM]

Lush strings and piano are the backdrop for a very emotional solo violin melody. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 50 BPM]

A melancholy piano waltz that leads into a happier and more hopeful middle section. A romantic, bittersweet and refined sounding background track. [Tempo: Slow / 160 BPM]

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'Z noveho sveta, From the New World' in E minor, Op. 95: 4. Allegro con fuoco. Recorded by D Hamilton exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast]

French style acoustic jazz. Django / Hot Club of France. Ragtime / Dixieland feel. Happy and bouncy with two acoustic guitars and acoustic bass. Also available in an underscore version, without the lead guitar. [Tempo: Fast / 118 BPM]

Traditional jazz piano music. Stride piano, ragtime piano, old piano music This music has a touch of funny melodies and a light mood. [Tempo: Medium]

Acoustic and dank, this banjo-based track has a positive, rural feel with a deep beat. Tack piano, electric guitar and deep drums help the banjo maintain a steady, funky beat. Great for comedies, dramedies, travel and culinary shows, and documentaries. Muddy/ Funky/ Swampy. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 81 BPM]

Laid back acoustic jazz. Happy, playful and relaxed, featuring acoustic guitars and accordian. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 93 BPM]

Emotional and soulful piano waltz. Classical/Contemporary, Piano Music. Love, Sad, Nostalgic, Soft/Smooth, Peaceful/Calm, Soulful, Melancholic/Sentimental, Gentle/Tender. Piano. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

A quirky and nostalgic, orchestral 1940's / 1950's pastiche with more than a hint of cheese. Perfect for ironic and comical underscores or vintage purposes. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 150 BPM]

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