"Cinematic music" is a term that refers to music written specifically for film or other visual media. It encompasses a wide range of styles, including orchestral, electronic, and experimental music, and is designed to enhance the emotional impact of the visual images on screen. Cinematic music can be used for a variety of purposes in a film, such as setting the mood, creating tension, and highlighting important moments. It often incorporates elements of classical, popular and ethnic music. The music is composed to match the pace of the scene and support the overall narrative of the film.

Cinematic music can also refer to music which is inspired by the sound and feel of film scores and soundtracks, even if it is not written specifically for a film. It can be used in a variety of contexts, such as in video games, television shows, and advertising. It is widely used to create an emotional and immersive experience that can be used to tell a story and create a feeling of a different world.

Free Cinematic music

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Slowly building tension power that really gets going when the super gnarly drums kick in after the violas... sort of in the section with the trumpet.... then there's this part that's all like "AHHHH AHHHHHH AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!" And then there's some more "AHHHHHHHHH" and then even more and its like a...
31k      1k    128    03:03
I wrote this one December 27th, 2009 mainly for fun. It is a sweeping quiet piece until the past bit where is opens up a bit. At 2:06, there is an oddly supported line with a 2+ octave gap between the melody and the supporting bass. At 2:28, the gap...
25k      1k    120    01:24
An unfinished trio in 2 main parts. A piece like this can serve multiple purposes.
18k      806    86    02:45
The solid beat and dark melody reverberate, giving the simplicity of this single-instrument piece the feeling of mounting tension and unease. Useful for a documentary showing pain, poverty, or imprisonment.<BR>
28k      1k    186    04:24
Very very slow piece featuring the alto flute. Kinda cinematic, kinda atmospheric, kinda experimental, REALLY relaxing.
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27k      1k    134    16:28
Very long, very calming piece in D Flat major. Part one of a series of three.<BR><BR>This piece is available <A HREF="">uncompressed WAV file of this file here</A> (with some exclusive bonus material). You can get even <A HREF="">more bonus content with the Mega Ambient download here</A>!
22k      970    88    00:58
Welcome to Historic Williamsburg! Nestled between "That's-OK Greenpoint" and "Still-Kinda-Frightening-In-Many-Areas Bushwick", Historic Williamsburg offers you a link to the past that you'll love! Trucker hats, coffee shops, mustache wax, artisanal mac+cheese, used book stores - come experience part of America's Past! And when you're done; "Get the 'L out of...
19k      866    117    01:53
Thin piece with surprising chordal structures in the second A section. Medieval touch. Unpredictable chords. A piece like this can serve so many purposes.
2k      40    10    00:14
Short Opener for innovative video. In the Additional two more very short versions.
21k      917    117    01:53
Delicate start with a lush ending.
16k      693    77    01:34
Methodical and depressing short piece. Written as a quick composition study with only strings.
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16k      699    91    01:46
Scant few cellos and bassists play pizzicato under celesta, bells, and violins in this slow and careful piece. The extra string tag on the end is not intended as part of the piece, it is included for use stand-alone in foreshadowing in video editing.