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Royalty Free historic-period music

Give your production a cinematic soundtrack with epic filmic music, bursting with drama, deep emotion and suspense. Covering most historical periods and cinematic genres. Perfect for historical and factual drama and documentary.

Found 274 tracks: historic-period

**Note - album and track previews are in 64kbps mp3 format. Purchased download albums and tracks will be 320kbps mp3. WAV files available upon request at no extra charge.**

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Genre
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Description
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Mister Capone
Mister Capone
Mister Capone
Historic/Period
speakeasy, bebop jazz, prohibition, roaring twenties, jazz club, jazz orchestra, gangsters, molls, the mob, big band sound
1.48
Laudate Dominum
Laudate Dominum
Laudate Dominum
Orchestral/Classical
classical, regal, nature, palace, royal, procession, stately home, historic, architecture, gardens
3.57
Abstract Paintings
Abstract Paintings
Abstract Paintings
Orchestral/Classical
classical, trio, strings, antiques, regal, formal, historic, cello, violin, viola
1.49
Regrets
Regrets
Regrets
Historic/Period
sad, lament, missing, eerie, mystery, ambient, cinematic, lonely, mournful, guilt
3.04
Bombers
Bombers
Bombers
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
dark, menacing, deep bass drones, aliens, machines, historic warfare, danger, soundbed
1.30
The 50's V12
The 50's V12
The 50's V12
Historic/Period
dance, action, chase, 1960, rockabilly, Tarantino, fast, jive, fifties rock n roll, retro
1.55
Somme
Somme
Somme
Historic/Period
dark, moody, death, war, lament, atmosphere, subtle, tense, dramatic, cinematic
6.03
Warrior March
Warrior March
Warrior March
Action/Adventure
trailer, epic, battle, warriors, heroic, brave, noble, war, dramatic, historic
2.21
Steam Railway
Steam Railway
Steam Railway
Documentary
steam railway, locomotive, trains, , nostalgia, 1950's, historical, vintage, railway journeys, busy
4.10
Monastery Ruins
Monastery Ruins
Monastery Ruins
Historic/Period
monks chants, historical, solemn, prayer, religion, religious, monastery, abbey, history, drone
1.04
Tandermaken
Tandermaken
Tandermaken
Historic/Period
royal court, historical, middle ages, medieval, kings, period costume, drama, history documentary, costume drama, courtly
3.08
Canzon
Canzon
Canzon
Historic/Period
Elizabethan, historical, courtly, kings, Tudors, monarchy, royalty, courtly, refined, sedate
3.08
Parlour Rag
Parlour Rag
Parlour Rag
Comedy/Children
silent movies, funny, comic, ragtime, comedic, clowns, clowning, antics, capers, circus
0.52
Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls
Historic/Period
horror, suspense, tension, fright, scary, creepy, deep piano chords, building to chase, march, footsteps
4.48
Big Bond
Big Bond
Big Bond
Historic/Period
adventure chase, duane eddy, 007, beatnik, 1960, james bond, 60's, upbeat, swing pop
1.30
The 60's Doo Bee Doo
The 60's Doo Bee Doo
The 60's Doo Bee Doo
Historic/Period
sixties, happy, innocence, swingle singers, 1960, period documentary, male harmonies, happy go lucky, positive, optimistic
2.42
THE 70's Fire Wind & Earth
THE 70's Fire Wind & Earth
THE 70's Fire Wind & Earth
Historic/Period
seventies, disco funk, sports, 1970, Starsky and Hutch, historic, 70's disco, lively, sharp, funky
2.52
Morning Dream
Morning Dream
Morning Dream
Orchestral/Classical
Elgar, dawn, wildlife, nature, peaceful, pastoral, countryside, morning, period drama, gardens
1.30
A woman of Paris
A woman of Paris
A woman of Paris
Historic/Period
scott joplin, jazz age, 1920's, nostalgic, silent movies, France, Charleston, flappers, vintage, bygone era
2.19
Behind the Screen
Behind the Screen
Behind the Screen
Historic/Period
ballroom, 1920, jazz, nostalgic, retro, vintage, bouncy, cheeky, cheerful, flappers
1.31
Little Tramp
Little Tramp
Little Tramp
Historic/Period
Charleston, ragtime, flappers, upbeat, 1920's, 1930's, big band, retro, nostalgic, vintage
1.02
Nice Day
Nice Day
Nice Day
Historic/Period
trumpet, double bass, chilled tempo, gipsy jazz, ragtime, 1940, historic, Grappelli, smooth, vintage
3.13
One More Bebop
One More Bebop
One More Bebop
Historic/Period
fast, walking bass, jazz, lounge, hotels, 1950, catchy, snappy, bouncy, jazzy
1.46
Take me to Dance
Take me to Dance
Take me to Dance
Historic/Period
swing, crooners, Las Vegas, casino, luxury, Glen Miller style, big band, GIs
0.55
Pride & Glory
Pride & Glory
Pride & Glory
Historic/Period
monastery, sad, cinematic, aftermath, the massacre, landscape, defeat, dark
2.19
Lost Battle
Lost Battle
Lost Battle
Historic/Period
exciting, adventure, fantasy, historic, action, epic, heroic, warrior, battle, conflict
4.07
Final Battle
Final Battle
Final Battle
Historic/Period
epic, trailer, battle, war, anger, military, conflict, historic, warlike, warrior
1.28
Local History 1960's
Local History 1960's
Local History 1960's
Historic/Period
swinging London, hammond organ, hippy, the 60's, vintage, groovy, hipsters, swinging 60's, jaunty, bouncy
4.12
Local History 1940's
Local History 1940's
Local History 1940's
Historic/Period
Pathe newsreel, nostalgia, 1940's, joyful, home life, retro, vintage, nostalgic, happy, cheerful
3.33
Steady Pulse
Steady Pulse
Steady Pulse
Tranquil/Atmospheric
moody and ambient, Gregorian chant, Enigma style, sad, melancholic, reflective, monks, church, religion, historic
4.59
Legends
Legends
Legends
Cinematic
emotional, heroic, epic, orchestral, panoramic, historic, finale, female voice
2.43
Victorian Parlour Games
Victorian Parlour Games
Victorian Parlour Games
Historic/Period
Victorian houses, whimsical, solo piano, silent movies, playful, nostalgic, Victoriana, costume drama, period drama, antiques
1.44
Mr Grimsdale
Mr Grimsdale
Mr Grimsdale
Comedy/Children
comedy, Norman Wisdom, Ealing comedies, funny, 1940's, clowning, whimsical, playful, fun, antics
2.42
Aftermath
Aftermath
Aftermath
Historic/Period
sad, mournful, realisation, loss, emptiness, desolate, sombre, bleak, historic, aftermath
2.42
Sonata Terza
Sonata Terza
Sonata Terza
Historic/Period
long, bright and cheerful court, the Stuarts, kings, monarchs, courts, courtly, etiquette, Charles II, jolly
6.15
Trio
Trio
Trio
Historic/Period
court, the Stuarts, kings, Charles II, jolly, royal, regal, stately, sedate, dignified
5.46
Du-at-nbn
Du-at-nbn
Du-at-nbn
Historic/Period
slow violins fade in, fantasy, biblical, desert, hot, dark, epic, Romans, ancient
1.23
Tombs of the Pharoahs
Tombs of the Pharoahs
Tombs of the Pharoahs
Travel/Landscape
eastern, Egypt, historic, mysterious, desert, camels, nomads, tombs, the pharoahs, evocative
2.25
England's Glory
England's Glory
England's Glory
Orchestral/Classical
national anthem, patriotic, the Queen, victory, seafaring, rousing, spirited, regal, stately, uplifting
1.06
Parlour Waltz
Parlour Waltz
Parlour Waltz
Historic/Period
parlour games, Victorian era, silent movies, whimsical, piano, carousel, fairground, funfair, jaunty, light
1.04
Flora's Waltz
Flora's Waltz
Flora's Waltz
Historic/Period
waltz, regal, whimsical, light, rural, pastoral, cheerful, costume/period drama, solo piano, parlour games
2.00
Love Theme
Love Theme
Love Theme
Romantic
slow, tender, love, memories, Edwardian, quiet, touching, piano, emotional, emotive
1.30
One More Bebop
One More Bebop
One More Bebop
Historic/Period
boogie woogie piano, lounge, hotel lobby, jazz piano, good time jazz, easy going, 1940's, 1950's
1.48
Heroes of WW2
Heroes of WW2
Heroes of WW2
Drama
band of brothers, heroic, world war two, epic, cinematic, war, hymn, triumph, triumphant, historic
2.31
Memories Of WW2
Memories Of WW2
Memories Of WW2
Historic/Period
aftermath, reflection, war, epic, heroic, cinematic, funeral, dramatic, loss, bereavement
1.59
A Happy Housewife
A Happy Housewife
A Happy Housewife
Historic/Period
light, nostalgic, historic, pathe news, 1940's, orchestral, vintage, retro, nostalgia
1.52
Northern Brass Wedding
Northern Brass Wedding
Northern Brass Wedding
Historic/Period
bright and uplifting brass band, nostalgic, playful, hope, the north, 1950's, nostalgia, retro, period drama
3.45
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island
Historic/Period
moody, dark cinematic, low cellos, epic, tension, discovery, voyage, quest, exploration, unknown
1.22
Speed Boat - Bonus
Speed Boat - Bonus
Speed Boat - Bonus
Historic/Period
adventure chase, action
1.19
The 50's Woogie Mood
The 50's Woogie Mood
The 50's Woogie Mood
Historic/Period
fifties dance, jerry lee lewis, blues, boogie woogie, 1950, boogie woogie piano, energetic, pacey, jive, snappy
1.51