"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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Big buildup at the end. So much suspense! How do you classify a piece like this?!
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Dark, creepy theme with a modulation about 2/3 of the way in.
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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>
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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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Start your video with a piece of very powerful music in about 12 seconds.
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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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Several mode changes made for an action-like chase scene.
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Plaintive and hopeful. Originally written for a musical, this piece got cut.
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Tchaikovsky's dance from the Nutcracker with lots of percussion and extra choirs.<BR>
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A short piece for small orchestra. The flutes play off the bassoon well. The B section includes a pleasant string theme. This piece culminates in a nice, easy ending.<BR>
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A driving piece with heavy usage of the tuba in the background providing a constant beat throughout the piece. English Horns and Oboe's have small role in the middle of the piece. Strings used throughout.
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Hard to get more fun than this. Seriously, it is insane fun. You can <A HREF="">download this in uncompressed format here</A>! Comes with all parts isolated along with a dry export of everything in case you want to attempt your own mix.