"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

24k      589    65    00:40
Small calm transition; descending wind ensemble blending to ascending string ensemble. Short, and efficient!
15k      372    39    01:27
Woodwinds enter 53 seconds in, and the tone changes from outright depressing to somewhat hopeful.
61k      2k    111    04:39
Dark horror soundscape with technological and mechanical overtones.
20k      489    48    00:15
Just a small section of quiet fast playing strings from "Danse Macabre".
20k      503    45    02:25
A sound track piece with Kit and Trombones/French Horns throughout.<BR>
25k      612    60    00:38
A short piece that mixes the symphony with frenzied electronica elements and a dance beat. The horns are blasting and discordant, the synthesizer is manic, the effects disorienting, and the final cresecendo push is loud and forceful.
19k      455    37    07:17
Intense, slightly urban piece with rich chordal melodies.
187k      4k    137    02:49
James Scott composition.
15k      364    29    00:50
Pipe organ mini-fuge.
3k      33    7    02:41
123k      3k    102    02:14
Light and airy, with a bit of a march going on. Parallel chords and Ravel-like crescendo.
68k      2k    126    05:36
Grating Horror Soundscape. Welcome to the Open House! I’m Kathy, your realtor. You’ll probably want to keep your shoes on. On your left is the living room, complete with ornate working fireplace. It’s fueled by the souls of the damned AND it heats the whole house! Mind yourself around the...
20k      464    32    02:10
A simple new funeral march; atypical in the fleeting moments of triumph.<BR>
3k      30    11    03:33
Dark Sad East Instrumental
27k      610    66    01:31
Low-key mood establisher with chords moving in parallel blocks for the melody. Starts dark, ends open and airy.<BR><BR><BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.