"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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This is an absolute musical atrocity, and I apologize up front for any potential mental damage it might cause
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Tchaikovsky's piece, amped up a little bit and slightly arranged for more punch and bass.<BR>
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Sort of a loafing comedic piece for all of your amusing scenes with dialog that does not need to move the story. Also reasonable for scenes with no dialog.<BR>
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Epic cinematic music. Very dramatic and intense.
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Elegant and slightly dark, the simplicity of the piano melody is light and touching, with a feeling of pensive restraint. It is beautiful accompaniment to the close of a drama, or of a midday reverie. Composed by Erik Satie.
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Deeply troubling and somber, this piece is heavy on the bass strings, especially in the last minute. The feel is very dark and funereal, and could be used to depict the beginning of the apocalypse.
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The snake is back. It approaches, the situation becomes more and more dramatic, but the snake knows it is losing and retreats.
183k      10k    663    02:24
Saint-Saens' masterpiece. This piece is 100% free to use. It will probably get claimed by any number of music publishers, just so you know. They can't tell the difference between this and their copyrighted recordings. Contest the claims. Contest all the claims. I do not claim music.
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Based on 11th century sacred music, this piece can set you way way back in time almost instantly. Several faster and slower sections are available during this piece.<BR><BR>This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
150k      8k    551    02:39
More contemplative than outright depressing. Tempo is highly variable, so don't count on it if you have to synch to something. I didn't know there was a tradition of writing for this instrumentation. It works very well.
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Adventure, Ho! Last time on "Adventure, Ho!", the mage-orc Gnarlnosh was granted 1d4 wishes from a Deck of Many Things and it totally screwed up the game balance. Why? Because the DM sort of sucks, but he thought "Oh, sure - this could be fun... how could giving a mage-orc...
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A giant orchestral work with everything you could want from a piece with this title.
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Is someone dying onscreen, but you still need some dialog so you can't go up against a solo oboe (the universal musical shorthand for death scenes)? We got this! Dark and moving, this piece will make you cry and not get in the way of those final bits of dialog!...