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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, our royalty free historic music is perfect for dramas, documentaries, and other similar types of productions.

Found 274 tracks: historic-period

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Track
Genre
Taken from the Album
Description
Length
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Allegretto
Allegretto
Allegretto
Orchestral/Classical
classical, historical, orchestral, rural, landscape, waltz, country gardens, village, countryside, pastoral
4.14
Harpsichord Theme
Harpsichord Theme
Harpsichord Theme
Historic/Period
stately home, Georgian, Mozart, classical, luxury, historical, architecture, courtly life, gentry, harpsichord
4.26
Chamber
Chamber
Chamber
Orchestral/Classical
classical, chamber music, historical, orchestral, light, regal, sedate, dignified, cello, historic
4.12
Steam Railway
Steam Railway
Steam Railway
Documentary
steam railway, locomotive, trains, , nostalgia, 1950's, historical, vintage, railway journeys, busy
4.10
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
Historic Battle Scene
Historic Battle Scene
Historic Battle Scene
Drama
military, war, epic, civil war, choral, religious, stirring, action, fighting, conflict
4.32
Istanbul
Istanbul
Istanbul
World Music
Turkish, exotic, travel, holiday, eastern, bazaars, Turkey, ancient architecture, historic, europe
5.33
History
History
History
Corporate
historic horns opener/fanfare, credits, sting, logo
0.15
Elegy
Elegy
Elegy
Historic/Period
sad, female vocal, Ennio Morricone influence, emotional, remembrance, remembrance day, memorial, tribute, armistice, melancholic
3.06
Cop 70's
Cop 70's
Cop 70's
Historic/Period
funky, tv programme, starsky and hutch, cool, crime, police, cops n robbers, cops TV programme, 70's vibe, the streets
3.49
Cop Underscore
Cop Underscore
Cop Underscore
Historic/Period
funky, tv programme, starsky and hutch, cool, crime, police, cops n robbers, cops TV programme, 70's vibe, the streets
0.39
The Love Theme
The Love Theme
The Love Theme
Historic/Period
Braveheart, love theme, tender, cinematic, flute with violins, Celtic, folk, romantic, tender, nostalgic
1.16
Tension
Tension
Tension
Historic/Period
battle, historical, roman legions, ancient, tension, war, military, historic, conflict, challenge
1.09
Peace
Peace
Peace
Cinematic
cinematic, sparse, dawn, peaceful, sad, lament, harp and orchestra, Celtic, historic, finale
1.18
Steady Pulse
Steady Pulse
Steady Pulse
Tranquil/Atmospheric
moody and ambient, Gregorian chant, Enigma style, sad, melancholic, reflective, monks, church, religion, historic
4.59
Monastery Ruins
Monastery Ruins
Monastery Ruins
Historic/Period
monks chants, historical, solemn, prayer, religion, religious, monastery, abbey, history, drone
1.04
Remembrance
Remembrance
Remembrance
Historic/Period
sad, reflective, sense of loss, sombre, armistice, remembrance, memorial, tribute, the fallen
1.07
Evil Ruler
Evil Ruler
Evil Ruler
Historic/Period
low drone, menacing, evil, danger, historical, history, tyranny, threat, foreboding, sombre
1.05
Chinese Torture
Chinese Torture
Chinese Torture
Historic/Period
punishment, evil, sin, violence, horror, gong, foreboding, dark
1.04
The Highlander
The Highlander
The Highlander
World Music
epic, cinematic, historical, scenic, drama, pipes, Celtic, Ireland, Scotland, historic
3.48
London Swings
London Swings
London Swings
Historic/Period
cheesy organ, playful, retro, sixties, spoof, bizarre, 60s, swinging London, light hearted
3.06
Prehistoric
Prehistoric
Prehistoric
Historic/Period
ancient history, stone age, eerie, mysterious, dramatic, planet of the apes, spooky, dawn of man, prehistoric, cave dwellers
2.29
Arthurian Legend
Arthurian Legend
Arthurian Legend
Historic/Period
medieval, love, epic, orchestra, grand, historical, choir, french horn, dramatic, history
2.10
Roman Excavation
Roman Excavation
Roman Excavation
Historic/Period
Romans, historical, atmospheric, ancient history, horns, castles
1.53
Roman Legion
Roman Legion
Roman Legion
Historic/Period
war, military, fighting, Roman soldiers, centurions, gladiators, dramatic, dark, conflict, history drama/documentary
1.30
Mediaeval Banquet
Mediaeval Banquet
Mediaeval Banquet
Historic/Period
Tudors, Henry V111, banquet, history, feasting, events, castles, medieval
2.07
Tudor Times
Tudor Times
Tudor Times
Historic/Period
atmospheric, harp, historic, dramatic, melancholic, Tudor, aftermath, history drama/documentary
2.12
Lady In The Lake
Lady In The Lake
Lady In The Lake
Cinematic
atmospheric choir, romantic harp, strings, sad, landscape, historic, epic love theme, gentle, touching, heartfelt
2.20
Plainsong
Plainsong
Plainsong
Historic/Period
monk, plainsong, monastery, Spanish guitar, religious, ambient, historical, male voice, evocative, religion
2.30
Monastic Times
Monastic Times
Monastic Times
Historic/Period
slow and evocative, sad, melancholic choral, cold, historical, regret, dark ages, history
2.58
Telucis
Telucis
Telucis
Historic/Period
latin prayer, monk's chant, mass, church, the pope, religious, dark ages, historical, monastery, abbey
1.34
Mediaeval Lute
Mediaeval Lute
Mediaeval Lute
Historic/Period
lute, lyre, Tudor, Elizabethan, history, courtly, elegant, orderly, calm, serene
1.40
The Vikings
The Vikings
The Vikings
Historic/Period
dark, menacing, drone, historical, Saxons, soundbed
2.07
Crusades
Crusades
Crusades
Historic/Period
eastern, Arabic, exotic, deserts, eerie, oud, eastern pipe, atmospheric, gladiator, hot
3.14
Legends
Legends
Legends
Cinematic
emotional, heroic, epic, orchestral, panoramic, historic, finale, female voice
2.43
Manfredini
Manfredini
Manfredini
Travel/Landscape
classical strings and guitar, baroque, orchestra, Renaissance, art, palaces, architecture, heritage, stately, sedate
2.25
Gagliarda
Gagliarda
Gagliarda
Historic/Period
classical, baroque, harpsichord, Renaissance, art, palaces, dignified, sedate, regal, courtly
1.56
Highwaymans Chase
Highwaymans Chase
Highwaymans Chase
Action/Adventure
chase, dramatic, historic, stirring strings, battle, fight, conflict, challenge, danger
2.31
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
World At War
World At War
World At War
Historic/Period
dark, sombre strings, aftermath, war, world war, shipwrecked, tension, gloomy, bleak, battlefield
2.07
Silent Movies
Silent Movies
Silent Movies
Comedy/Children
classic comedy, silent movies, Buster Keaton, funny, keystone cops, fast paced piano, comic, slapstick, whimsical
2.56
Battle Over Britain
Battle Over Britain
Battle Over Britain
Action/Adventure
stirring strings and horns, dogfight, aerial combat, war, military, air display, battle of Britain, conflict, history drama/documentary
2.23
Mr Grimsdale
Mr Grimsdale
Mr Grimsdale
Comedy/Children
comedy, Norman Wisdom, Ealing comedies, funny, 1940's, clowning, whimsical, playful, fun, antics
2.42
Retrospective
Retrospective
Retrospective
Cinematic
beautiful poignant strings, harp, landscape, historical, french horn, epic, romantic, grand love theme, longing, touching
2.05
Aftermath
Aftermath
Aftermath
Historic/Period
sad, mournful, realisation, loss, emptiness, desolate, sombre, bleak, historic, aftermath
2.42
Lost Ones
Lost Ones
Lost Ones
Historic/Period
aftermath, loss, quiet, reflective, death, memories, memorial, tribute, historic drama/documentary
1.42
Bombers
Bombers
Bombers
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
dark, menacing, deep bass drones, aliens, machines, historic warfare, danger, soundbed
1.30
The Lover's Waltz
The Lover's Waltz
The Lover's Waltz
Orchestral/Classical
waltz, love, Strauss, Vienna, ballet, majestic, flowing, romantic, costume drama, period drama
3.10
Spring Hopes
Spring Hopes
Spring Hopes
Orchestral/Classical
waltz, love, countryside, nature, tranquil, hopeful, spring, fresh, period drama, landscape
3.19

What Can Royalty Free Historic & Period Music Be Used For?

We provide a comprehensive library of royalty free historic and period music which can be used for all types of video productions.

Some examples of productions that you can use our royalty free historic music for include:

YouTube / Vimeo & Video Production – Our historic and period music tracks are perfect for use on YouTube, Vimeo, and other social media and streaming websites and really help to set the tone and historical context of your visual. If you’re involved with historic or factual drama productions on video streaming sites, then our period music tracks are ideal. Plus you only buy once and use forever.

TV Broadcasts – Our royalty free historic music tracks can also be used for all television productions, regardless of the TV channel your production will air on.

Video Games – Do you make video games? If so, music and sound are a huge part of the gaming experience. Add some royalty free historic and period music tracks to your video game productions.

Advertising – If you’re looking to set an historic mood for your advertisements, our royalty free historic music is ideal. Whether your advert is online, on TV or on radio, our royalty free music tracks can be a great way to set the right tone.