"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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Big giant building piece starting in 6/4 alternating to 4/4 and back. Soaring ending with a lot of brass.<BR><BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Whatever projects you're planning this year, here's an intro for it!
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Orchestral hybrid piece in 7/8 time. This one starts slow and bold, and ramps into fast and furious with an unrelenting melody.
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A stately, contrapuntal brass fanfare for brass quintet. Inspired by the music of the Renaissance master, Josquin des Prez.
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Strings only mix. Original: Listen on Spotify:
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This piece starts BIG. Originally, this piece started slowly and built... and then I got bored and chopped out all the slowness. There are still dynamics, but if you need bigness from the get-go - here's what you get! Vroom! BIG BIG BIG! Could be too big. Could be. Probably...
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Edvard Grieg's famous piece from Peer Gynt (1876). You know this piece. Starts quiet - ends loud. This is a "cinematic mix" that is a little sharper than most recordings and less dynamic. Source recordings placed into the Public Domain by the MusOpen project.<BR> This piece of music is <A...
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Starts out simply on the plains with cellos and winds, becomes disrupted bit a bit and piles on the grandiose with a lot of brass!<BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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J. S. Bach. This is the famous first piece of the Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Performed on piano. Very clean recording.<BR>
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Pachelbel's Canon in D Major. Bass continuo with three violins. Harp duet doubling the parts.
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Flautando (flute-tone) violins provide a bed for this slow-moving piece. Uncompressed aif files are <A HREF="">available for purchase</A>. They include all of the individual parts so you can do your own mixes. <A HREF="">Get them here!</A>
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Sort of exciting and sort of spooky in that fairy tale sort of way. This is one of my favorite pieces of late. Good interplay of instruments. You can listen to this one over and over. Handy, because it does loop back to the beginning. Major build starting at 1:50...