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

Found 710 tracks

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]

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]

A classical sounding piece featuring piano and strings. Haunting and beautiful, romantic, delicate and fragile. Good for romantic drama, historical drama. A slight sense of old Europe, perhaps France or just a European influence. Slightly melancholic, but warm, heartfelt and emotional. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

A heartening and cinematic track, starting as a slow ambient piano music. It is slowly and gradually rising into an epic track brought by full orchestra with large percussion ensemble. Building up / Rising / Passionate. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 95 BPM]

Grand, sweeping, Cinematic piece performed by a live philharmonic orchestra. Romantic, dreamy, melancholic. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Contemplative, pensive ambient texture, with sad violin. Touching / Eerie / Unsettling. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Swampy, rhythmic and loose, this upbeat country blues track is easy to clap along to and feel a part of something fun. Acoustic and (slide) resonator guitars give its melody that Americana charm with an in-the-pocket rhythm section made up of tambourine, shaker and kick drum. Perfect for feel great moments in drama, commercials, comedy and lifestyle shows. Swampy / Country Blues / In The Pocket. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 96 BPM]

Fun and festive, traditional European party / celebration. Could be Italy / Sicily, but also other European / Greece / Eastern Europe / Balkan etc. Weddings, family parties, parades and dance events. Semi-orchestral sound, led by acoustic guitar, violin, accordion and trumpet. The "Light version" is without the drums and some of the textures, making it even more like a traditional / historical home party / wedding reception etc. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 123 BPM]

Uplifting, elegant and magical with Piano, Strings and Glockenspiel. Great for corporate, commercial and film use with moments of sheer joy, love and passion. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 120 BPM]

France, traditional French cafe style with accordeon and acoustic guitar. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 119 BPM]

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Up-tempo and happy country track featuring acoustic guitars, dobro, upright bass, drums and slide guitar. Good spirited country instrumental with a sense of fun and joy. [Tempo: Fast / 100 BPM]

This lonesome resonator slide guitar track contains the melodic sentiment of the South and the West. The recording is a single performance with flowing, human timing – without a metronome. Sounds of a bird and cricket rich, early autumn forest can also be mixed in for an added natural experience. This track is great for protagonists in sad, dire straits, or people between a rock and hard place in dramas or as a bed in documentary voice overs. Lonesome / Slide / Nature Sounds. [Tempo: Slow / 90 BPM]

Santa Lucia is a traditional Neapolitan / Italian song. This song is very popular around the world and been performed by many celebrities up to this day. Good for wedding ceremonies, celebrations, travel shows and more. Available in a Piano and/or Guitar version, recorded 100% live in 24-bit High Definition. The famous melody that everybody knows and loves starts from about 27 seconds in. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

Very happy and easy listening jazzy music track great for fun, funny, joyful situations. Festive piano melodies, and conclusive ending. Great music for a kind of comical, light situations and for background music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 80 BPM]

Ragtime track played on a very 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: Slow, Medium / 72 BPM]

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

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

Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War. Arranged and recorded with real live orchestra, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

A slow and swaying piano blues / jazz piano tune, in traditional / classic lounge piano style. Lazy and slightly playful. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Beautiful, yet melancholic acoustic guitar piece, with a feeling of Baltic winters and icy landscapes. [Tempo: Slow / 70 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]

A cheeky and fun nostalgic orchestral march a-la Wallace and Gromit. Reminiscent of old motivational films with a slightly wartime vibe. Upbeat. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

Upbeat, playful jazz trio. Upright bass, acoustic piano, acoustic drums. Vibraphone enters later. Upbeat, swingtime rhythm. Happy, joyful, dancing. [Tempo: Medium / 140 BPM]

Glorious and Heroic cinematic track with a romantic feel. Emotional music for melodramas, romantic themed videos and trailers, commercials and other visual media. Passionate, with piano and orchestral sounds. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 95 BPM]

Nice and romantic waltz in Parisian style. Well suited for romantic movie projects, video background about visiting France and Paris. Up medium tempo, ac. guitars, musetta, strings, piano, brush drums Friendly, positive, romantic, love, streets of Paris, cafe [Tempo: Medium / 200 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]

Mendelssohn "Song Without Words" Opus 19 No. 1. Elliot Simon’s arrangement of Mendelssohn’s piano opus gives the piece a beautifully distant and haunting quality. [Tempo: Slow, Medium]

Traditional tango with accordeon. Staccato, mid-tempo, classic European style. Good for travel and holidays, historical, cultural programming and commercials. [Tempo: Fast / 130 BPM]

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

Sweet and warm ballad recorded live with piano, guitars, violin and cello. Nice and beautiful sentimental song with a feeling of intimacy and hope. This song brings inspiration and a heartwarming feeling to the listener. Recorded in Hi Definition. Various versions available to create complete soundtrack out of this composition. Good for romantic movies, wedding videos, travel television and New Age projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 52 BPM]

Retro Big Band with a feel similar to the song 'Feeling Good.' Nicely suited to glamorous people and events, burlesque and striptease dancers, showgirls, cabaret acts, James Bond Style vintage movie soundtracks and more. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 75 BPM]

A sad and romantic solo piano track was written in a classical romantic piano style. Sad and gentle. Nostalgic and tender. Waltz has a three parts. The middle part is a Polonaise. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Uptempo Gypsy Jazz Waltz with Acoustic Guitars, Clarinet, Bass and Drums. Energetic and romantic perfect for any project in need of a retro european sound, classy, sassy, bouncy and swinging. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

Historical, waltz rhythm with piano and orchestra. European or Hebrew cultural history. Period 1900-1940 approx. Also nice for silent film. [Tempo: Medium / 87 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]

Subtle, delicate and sparse waltz with glassy bells and high piano. Tasteful, graceful and frail. Good for drama, personal reflection, melancholic scenes. This piece has a slight historical feel to it as well -- perhaps memories or times gone by. Pretty and pastoral. [Tempo: Slow / 52 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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Cosy accordion tune, a feeling of Paris, France or Europe. [Tempo: Slow / 61 BPM]

Acoustic jazz track. Classic jazz trio sound with acoustic piano, upright bass and drums, with subtle acoustic guitar joining later. This track is actually quite uptempo and busy but still has a breezy, laid back feel to it. Feelgood jazz. [Tempo: Medium / 75 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]

1920's or 1930's era Charleston, black bottom. Silly, happy, playful, whimsical. Childrens, comedy or historical. [Tempo: Fast / 119 BPM]

A softly swaying French / European waltz, with a laid-back, easy going feel. A very slightly melancholic undertone combines with a soothing and breezy feel. [Tempo: Slow / 166 BPM]

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