"Classical music" is a broad term used to describe a wide range of Western art music that has its roots in the European tradition dating from the 9th century to the 21st century. It encompasses a variety of styles and forms, including orchestral, chamber, choral, and solo music, and it is typically composed by trained musicians who have studied the traditional techniques and forms of the genre.

Classical music is known for its complex harmonies, counterpoint, and formal structures. It is typically written for specific instruments or groups of instruments, such as the orchestra, string quartet, or piano. Classical music is also characterized by its use of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, and it often follows a specific musical form, such as the sonata or symphony.

Classical music is typically divided into several periods, including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Each period has its own unique characteristics and is defined by the musical styles and forms that were popular at the time.

Composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin are considered some of the most important and influential composers in the classical tradition. Classical music is still widely performed and recorded today and continues to be a significant part of the world's cultural heritage.

Free Classical music

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A harp solo in several distinct sections. It works well as a contained piece, but also contains several smaller sections that stand alone.<BR>
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Several distinct moods are found in this piece. They start at 0:00, 1:23, 2:31, and 3:10. They do all flow into each other, but can be sliced apart pretty easily. Some are quite beautiful, so stick with this piece. Excellent piece for filmmakers!
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Big buildup at the end. So much suspense! How do you classify a piece like this?!
13k      557    61    03:15
Winds, piano, and brass come in very late. The piece accelerates to the end.
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Dark, creepy theme with a modulation about 2/3 of the way in.
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A short solo piano piece meant to commemorate Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's closest companion in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
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A rapid piece full of alternating strings and bassoons, with long and drastic bass notes. The heavy funereal chimes and foreboding minor key evoke a scene of a frantic chase through the woods or a race against time.
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It is 1895, you just got your new brass-rimmed monocle, and you want to head out to see the new gigantic music machine that was just constructed... Roaring 1920s fun, 1930s art music style bridge... it is the retro future of music.<BR>
44k      2k    186    05:49
A half-cinematic piano piece! Great as background music to most thing. A little sad, but there's a hint of hope in the distance. No unexpected turns.
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Diverse adventure orchestral composition with elements of ethnic and jazz style.
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6/8 piece with piano intro that leads into a sparse orchestral, and ends with piano again.
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A slow,alluring piece.Ideal for;documentary,voice over etc.
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Floating. Still but moving. Ambient and atmospheric. Low strings with higher flourishes.