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Classical | 20th Century (period: 1900 - 2000)


20th century classical music was extremely varied and thus there was no dominant style. However, a salient feature in classical music during this period was the increased use of dissonance. Because of this, the 20th century is sometimes called the "Dissonant Period" of classical music, because much of its music was a reaction to, or against, the common practice period, which emphasized consonance. The International Paris Exposition celebrating the centennial of the French Revolution in 1889 is referred to by one writer as the watershed transitional moment from consonance to dissonance.


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WAVES OF FEELING (2ND MOVEMENT) - (by Ryszard Osada)  Year: 2015
Ryszard Osada A three-piece, masterly composition for 2 marimbas, that has been performed several times on festivals in Poland and abroad – here is a version with electronic instruments (1st movement). Perfect for illustrating long films, presentations or journalistic reports. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (waves of feelings) - Classical, 20th Century  
728617 2:28 Med Slow 88 USD $135.95  
Variation A (contemporary music) - Classical, 21st Century  
728618 2:28 Med Slow 88 USD $135.95  
Variation B (contemporary music) - Classical, 21st Century  
728619 2:31 Med Slow 88 USD $135.95  


MINUTE CONCERTO - (by Nicholas Palmer)  Year: 2015
Nicholas Palmer A Rachmaninov inspired miniature piano concerto written for a one minute short in a 24 hour film competition, this energetic track goes from tragic drama and urgency to a positive resolution and ecstatic release. USES: film short, one minute tales of intense drama, TV ads, film trailer, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (One minute piano concerto!) - Classical, 20th Century
727188 1:16 Med Fast 140 USD $95.95  


PSYCHE REPAIRS TO HER ROOM - (by Michael Zaneski)  Year: 2014
Michael Zaneski A short, soft piece to underscore scenes where an overwhelmed character finds a quiet place to try to sort things out. Winds and strings weave contrapuntally through many tonal centers in this brief but thoughtful journey. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
644269 1:48 No Tempo USD $124.95  


PILGRIM'S PROGRESS - (by Michael Zaneski)  Year: 2014
Michael Zaneski A rather pious and proud melody is transformed in various ways throughout this orchestral piece that has its heart in Early America, and is perfect for TV/film/media projects recreating 17-19th century American atmosphere. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
645199 4:49 Med Slow 101 USD $148.95  
60sec - Dramatic, Patriotic Music
645201 1:01 Med Slow 101 USD $86.95  
30sec - Dramatic, Patriotic Music
645200 0:30 Med Slow 101 USD $58.95  


CRYSTAL BALL - (by Cyril Planchon)  Year: 2014
Cyril Planchon Fairytales, sounds like Harry Potter, legends, tales, romance, adventure, suspens, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Fairytales and legends) - Classical, 20th Century
695007 3:27 Very Slow 40 USD $74.95  


AND SO THIS IS HOW IT IS - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2014
Dean Graham Wolfe An upbeat mature intelligent piano cello and acoustic guitar trio round out this catchy piece; denotes purity of laundry product or sophistry of drama and dash of humour, or a family at a summer picnic, everyone having a good time bed track music, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (full length track) - Classical, 20th Century
691453 1:46 Med Slow 81 USD $82.95  


ELGAR - LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY LONG - (by PianoPassion)  Year: 2016
PianoPassion A amazing rendition of the famous "Land of Hope and Glory", composed by Edward Elgar, taken out of his composition "Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1". A wonderful track especially for any patriotic, british-themed projects. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
777652 2:10 Slow 77 USD $129.99  


RACHMANINOFF RHAPSODY - (by Colette Jonas)  Year: 2015
Colette Jonas Listen & weep! Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini variation 18 op43. This hugely popular piano orchestral piece brims with passion, longing & romance. It starts with solo piano leading to climactic orchestral swells. Could be used to parody lust & love. Perfect for new car promos. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
705907 3:05 Very Slow USD $105.95  
30sec (faster piano solo) - Classical, 20th Century
705904 0:32 Very Slow USD $49.95  
Stinger - Classical, 20th Century
705906 0:12 Very Slow USD $23.95  
Variation (shorter faster version) - Classical, 20th Century
705905 1:06 Very Slow USD $88.95  


RUNNING OUT - (by Majed Saleh)  Year: 2014
Majed Saleh This is one of my best compositions, fast allegro strings like someone is chasing the winds, can be use in a scene of fast events. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Classical, 20th Century  
659901 0:57 Medium 108 USD $76.95  


LIGHTS FROM ANCIENT ARABS - (by Majed Saleh)  Year: 2014
Majed Saleh Lights from ancient arabs, its one of the most oriented pieces i have composed, can be used in arabic, eastern scenes. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Classical, 20th Century  
659952 1:05 Mixed USD $95.95  


ONLY RUINS LASTS - (by Majed Saleh)  Year: 2014
Majed Saleh A combination of Vivaldi's techniques and chords with an arabic Syrian melody. A very good compositions, hopeful and cheerful! It combine hopes and sadness. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century  
659980 1:52 Very Slow USD $104.95  


MORNING CLOUDS - (by B&S)  Year: 2014
B&S An orchestral track creates always great suggestions! The opening's mood is a little bit ironic, anyway the liveliness of strings and winds make this piece well working for documentaries about nature. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century  
647576 2:41 Med Slow 85 USD $186.95  


WHISPERING WIND - (by Matthew Raetzel)  Year: 2016
Matthew Raetzel Soothing, romantic music performed by a string quartet that paints pictures of love and beauty. Perfect for weddings, diegetic and non-diegetic soundtrack, commercials, and concert performance. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Version) - Classical, 20th Century
779745 3:28 Med Slow 85 USD $113.95  


A CASUAL SPY - (by David Banks)  Year: 2014
David Banks Orchestral plucked strings and violins with a simple motif that builds into a grand finale. This is a more traditional and old fashioned retro composition full of character. A nice opener and theme music for a TV crime thriller, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Classical, 20th Century  
702234 1:01 Slow 72 USD $95.95  


IMPRESSIONISTIC CELLO SONATA BY CLAUDE DEBUSSY - (by Cellocentric)  Year: 1913
Cellocentric Ethereal music from the cello and piano in the Impressionistic style by Claude Debussy. Contemporary of Monet and Van Gogh, this Parisian music paints a languid picture of the beauty of the era. Exquisitely played by a master of the cello, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century, Claude Debussy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
615930 11:34 Mixed USD $192.95  
Full Track A - Classical, 20th Century
617742 1:30 Med Fast 130 USD $95.95  
Full Track B - Classical, 20th Century
617743 1:16 Mixed 196 USD $95.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
617741 0:53 Mixed 96 USD $67.95  
Full Track A - Classical, 20th Century
617745 1:22 Mixed 180 USD $95.95  
Full Track B - Classical, 20th Century
617746 2:19 Mixed 144 USD $104.95  
Full Track C - Classical, 20th Century
617747 1:32 Mixed 94 USD $104.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
617744 0:33 Mixed 82 USD $53.95  


PRIDE AND HUMILITY: TRIBUTE TO APPALACHIAN SPRING - (by Brenda Elthon)  Year: 2011
Brenda Elthon Regal symphony in the style of Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring." Simple, strong, determined. A clarion call to action. Music to demonstrate that we see it clearly and understand our dilemma. "Make a plan and pray for the courage to fight for our dream;together, we can face this and we can win." Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (orchestral) - Dramatic, Energizing Music
501685 4:04 Slow 64 USD $302.95  
Impact (piano segue) - Keyboard,
526482 0:09 No Tempo USD $3.71  
60sec (piano contra theme) - Classical, 20th Century
526504 0:58 Med Slow 82 USD $65.95  
Variation (piano solo) - Classical, 20th Century
532766 3:18 Slow 64 USD $233.95  
60sec (piano main theme) - Classical, 20th Century
526480 0:58 Med Slow 82 USD $87.95  
Segue (piano segue/intro) - Classical, 20th Century
526299 0:20 Med Slow 82 USD $17.95  
60sec A (piano contra theme) - New Age, Solo Piano
532770 0:58 Med Slow 82 USD $65.95  
60sec B (piano main theme) - Corporate, Corporate Acoustic Pop
532768 0:58 Med Slow 82 USD $87.95  
Segue A (piano segue) - Corporate, Corporate Acoustic Pop
526500 0:17 Med Slow 82 USD $18.95  
Segue B (piano segue/intro) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
532793 0:20 Med Slow 82 USD $17.95  
Variation (piano solo) - Corporate, Corporate Piano
501684 3:18 Slow 64 USD $233.95  


KALEIDOSCOPE - (by Richard Heacock)  Year: 2012
Richard Heacock Classical/minimalist piece in the style of Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Gently rocking piano arpeggios are joined by plaintive cor anglais notes which resolve as the chords change. Shimmering strings and synthesizer sweeps join later. Mesmerizing, apprehensive, and mysterious. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
559565 2:35 Med Slow 90 USD $100.95  


FIELDS OF HOME (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by Larry Folk)  Year: 2011
Larry Folk A slowly building piece for orchestra and choir that capture the longing for home that our men and women in the armed services feel while they are gone. A single melody builds as a solitary snare enters from the distance, building to a soaring climax. Patriotic July 4th ceremonies, brave heroic, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
454161 2:01 Very Slow 57 USD $138.95  


LOVE THEME FOR PIANO VARIATION - (by Larry Folk)  Year: 2007
Larry Folk This is a stately and simple melody, meant to evoke a feeling of calm and romance. I originally composed the melody to accompany a sacred text, but decided to let the melody stand on its own. There is another version with strings elsewhere on this site. Great for background music or scene transition, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
454288 2:28 Slow 70 USD $98.95  
60sec (Shorter Version) - Classical, Classical Piano
454162 0:57 Slow 72 USD $71.95  


RUSSIAN SLEIGH RIDE - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 2016
Mark Knox A sound–alike of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Troika” from “Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60” which became a Christmas favorite because it envisioned a snowy sleigh ride. In Russian, Troika means a 3-horse sleigh. A perfect track for the Christmas holidays or a feel-good winter underscore–sleigh bells and all. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
804191 2:53 Med Fast 146 USD $115.95  
60sec A (C) - Classical, 20th Century
804198 1:00 Med Fast 146 USD $78.95  
60sec B (B) - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
804196 1:00 Med Fast 146 USD $78.95  
60sec C (A) - Christmas, Xmas Orch.
804195 1:00 Med Fast 146 USD $78.95  


LET'S PLEASE JOSEF - (by Kyiv Chamber Choir)  Year: 1917
Kyiv Chamber Choir Beautiful chant by Russian church composer Pavel Chesnokov /1888-1944/. He was a devout follower of the Russian Orthodox Church and was inspired to write most of his works for worship in that faith. Great vocals, interesting style, unusual music. Solid Performance Of Female Voices That Work Together, Female Vocals, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
505225 4:10 Very Slow 56 USD $112.95  


REFLECTIVE GLASS - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2008
Patrice Williams Minimalist is the style of Phillip Glass. Pensive, worried, repetitive and questioning. Music that works well for pondering a choice or you can't decide. The uncertainty of nature will also work well. Drama, suspense, travel, leisure and nature. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
520286 2:04 Med Slow 80 USD $157.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
631818 1:01 Med Slow 82 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
631812 0:32 Med Slow 80 USD $45.95  


GLASS ROOM 30 SEC - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2013
Patrice Williams Minimalist, is the style of Phillip Glass. Pensive, worried, repetitive, questioning and pondering. The uncertainty of nature will also work well. Bowed cellos play against pizzicato violins. Harp arpeggios moves the piece along. Clarinet and bass clarinet play the melody. A perfect underscore. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
631810 0:31 Med Slow 82 USD $22.95  
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
520285 1:58 Med Slow 82 USD $44.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
631817 1:02 Med Slow 82 USD $81.95  


SOLO PIANO SUSPENSE 394310 - (by David Johanns)  Year: 2013
David Johanns This track is about a bitter sad experience or reflecting and considering a serious matter, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
579143 0:47 Slow 66 USD $62.95  


FIRST LOVE - (by Dmitry Efimov)  Year: 2015
Dmitry Efimov The world of Jane Austen. Time of brilliant gentlemen and great ladies. Valor, honor, courage and love. Classical in nature, this beautiful orchestral piece is great for period... Perfect for period drama and fantasy. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
844539 2:13 Med Slow 100 USD $134.95  


SERENADE - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2009
Patrice Williams Elegant and dreamy. A tip of the hat to French expressionist composition for winds and strings. The clarinet, bassoon and solo violin are the primary voices. Pizzicato strings provide the pulse for this piece. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century  
519509 5:37 Med Slow 80 USD $120.95  


HIGH TEA - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2014
Patrice Williams A beautiful piece, stately and proper. This trio for two clarinets and bassoon is elegant and graceful. Expressive, thoughtful, and colorful throughout this track. Excellent underscore for scenes of remembering, looking back on a life, or daydreaming of new places and adventures. Serendipity. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741119 1:51 Med Slow 103 USD $89.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
741118 1:04 Med Slow 93 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
741117 0:34 USD $45.95  


INSPIRATION - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2014
Patrice Williams A beautiful, wistful woodwind trio, featuring two clarinets and bassoon. This track is expressive, thoughtful, and longing throughout. The ending gives a sense of resolution is possible, but not fore sure. Excellent underscore for scenes of remembering, looking back on a life well lived and fulfille, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741126 2:21 Med Slow 80 USD $89.95  
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741125 1:06 Med Slow 100 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
741124 0:36 USD $45.95  


OSCAR TAKES A WALK - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2014
Patrice Williams A fun and lighthearted track, great for light comedic underscore or just frolicking around. Features a reed trio consisting of two clarinets and bassoon. A timely yet classic track that has many applications. Also perfect for commercials, advertisements, travel, adventure, food, cooking and pranks, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741131 2:22 Medium 121 USD $89.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
741130 1:04 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
741129 0:34 USD $45.95  


REFLECTING POND - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2014
Patrice Williams A peaceful, serene, and spacious piece for clarinet, strings and harp. Perfect for relaxing and tranquil moments. Just wistful enough to also accompany bittersweet memories, looking back on a life, a sepia-tinged retrospective of a town, etc. That seems to imply the moods of any visual underscore. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741594 4:09 Slow 71 USD $109.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
741593 1:04 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
741592 0:36 USD $45.95  


CAREFREE DAYS - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 204
Patrice Williams A cheerful, happy, lighthearted and fresh sounding track. Featuring two clarinets and bassoon. Always in motion passing the melody around the trio. The bassoon eighth note pattern propels the piece forward. Absolutely perfect for TV commercials that are fun, positive, uplifting and hopeful in nature, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
740911 2:42 Medium 122 USD $92.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
740910 1:04 Med Slow 82 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
740909 0:32 USD $45.95  


EDDA CONCERTO FOR BASS CLARINET AND ORCHESTRA 1. ASGARD - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2011
Patrice Williams Edda Concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra is based on Norse Myths. The first movement Asgard is an industrial busy city. It's exciting and bustling. The bass clarinet guides us through the city, filled with many moods and color that this movement provides. Rich sophisticated & mysterious. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century  
519565 5:30 Med Slow 104 USD $179.95  


WATER GLASS - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2007
Patrice Williams Minimalist, in the style of Phillip Glass. This is pensive and questioning. Strings are the bed for this piece, and the clarinet is the melody that rides above. Drama, slow paced action, not sure of what to do next would work well with this music. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
519558 4:29 Medium 123 USD $126.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
631790 1:03 Medium 123 USD $40.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
631783 0:32 Medium 123 USD $45.95  


OLD CREOLE DAYS - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2014
Patrice Williams A beautiful and soulful piece of music from the master of orchestration, Ferde Grofe. The arrangement that I’ve done is from the third movement of the “Mississippi Suite”. depicting scenes along a journey down the Mississippi River from its headwaters of Minnesota down to New Orleans. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741597 4:33 Slow 78 USD $119.95  
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741596 1:06 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
741595 0:34 USD $45.95  


PAVANE - (by Patrice Williams)  Year: 2014
Patrice Williams The arrangement that I’ve created of Gabriel Faure composition Pavane, features two clarinets and two bass clarinets. Giving it a unique and different sound to this beloved piece of music. The Pavane ebbs and flows from a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a haunting elegance. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
741622 5:41 Slow 72 USD $120.95  
60sec - Classical, 20th Century
741621 1:04 USD $81.95  
30sec - Classical, 20th Century
741620 0:34 Med Slow 81 USD $45.95  


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