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    • Powerful dubstep royalty-free music track with strong drums and cool synths. It will add power, uniqueness, and confidence to your video projects. This driving and groovy music is perfectly designed for your promotion stuff, film credits, motivational travel videos, slideshows, video games, sports videos, city street videos other creative projects.

      Feel the breeze of the ocean with that beautiful chill-out composition. It has a panoramic, evocative and slightly mysterious atmosphere that gives you an impression of magnificent epic scenery. Great for projects related to nature, space, mindfulness, awareness. Perfect for timelapse video, 4k drone footage, travel documentaries, birds-eye view.

      Heartful and emotive tune with sad and hopeful melody. Suitable for the beautiful romantic scene, sensitive love story, heartfelt drama, emotional journey and other. Featured instruments: piano, cello, viola, violins.

      Sad and flowing piano composition with a sensitive melody that creates introspection and melancholic mood. It's a perfect soundscape for a romantic drama, ending of a long-term relationship, relaxation, nostalgia, and more.

      Slow, melancholic, thoughtful and reflective piano piece. Mood transforms from melancholic to hopeful. Instruments include piano and violins. Sad music classical background to use in YouTube videos and storytelling.

      Groovy Hip Hop track with a strong bassline and synth elements. Suitable for rural crime scenes, urban twang, fight action, gangster life, detective stories, and more.

      Dramatic, beautiful, and emotionally fulfilled cinematic track with a sweet, flowing and sensitive solo piano. The touching heartwarming melody makes this piece of music an ideal soundscape for a romantic drama, eternal love, unspoken feelings, the letter to a loved one, together forever love stories, etc.

      Emotional and expressive cinematic cue with a touch of sadness. Featuring a soft felt piano, harp, and elegant and vibrant strings. Ideal for a heartfelt drama, gentle melancholy, timeless moments, tender hope, or sorrow.

      An emotional, minimal cinematic acoustic piano track accompanied by light flautando strings and synths. Conveys an atmosphere of thoughtfulness and contemplation. Very good sad music instrumental for a sad scenes in videos, movies and theaters.

      This graceful, fragile, and tender piano composition has a dramatic cinematic sweep. Suitable for bittersweet romantic plots, bio documentaries, real-life story, heartwarming memories, flashback moments, nature landscape video, heroic human spirit and more.

      This is a heartbreaking, emotive, and dramatic orchestral composition. The melody is based on the piano, violin, flute, and cello to create a sad, and tragic mood. Ideal for a love story with a broken-heart end, final credits, and for projects where it is necessary to highlight deep sadness, despair, hopelessness, and emptiness.

      The sad and beautiful melody begins as though from apart at a piano with support of strings, then sounds at an oboe. It excites, gives hope, and awakes memories. This cinematic soundtrack is perfect for scenes that are reflective, sad, and romantic. Also will fit for dramatic movie, video projects, and etc.

      Sad and emotional piano track with melancholic and nostalgic mood. Great for film, slideshow, heartfelt drama, reflective moments, wedding videos. Instruments are piano and orchestral strings.

      Atmospheric abstract ambient music, full of darkness and drama. Great for cinematic film trailers, thriller scenes, emotional and sad mood, mysterious suspense, documentary films, and more.

      Enigmatic, dreamy, tense modern orchestral score with a dark harp sound as lead instrument. A secret garden is revealed, but is it a beautiful, warm one or a cold, sad one?

      A beautiful and emotional pop-rock ballad with dreamy mood but with a lot of power as well. Featuring passionate and sentimental guitar melody in intro part and powerful indie-rock drums section in the chorus. Perfect for your multimedia project, reality TV and documentaries.

      Dramatic modern classical track with a high-tech sound. Featuring electronic plucks, synths, gated pads, violins, piano, and drums. Great for showcasing the important business process, inner-work operations or behind-the-scenes action. Also suitable as background music that creates anxiety and an atmosphere of serious engagement, e.g.natural disaster news report.

      Heartful and dreamy piano orchestral tune with touchful and emotional mood. Ideal for motivational speeches, love story, wedding videos, sad film and other.

      Beautiful, dramatic cinematic composition about falling in love and losing your innocence. Perfect for bittersweet moments, tears of joy, happiness, and sadness, sentimental and heartfelt dramas, advertising involving families, children, caring for the elderly, romantic wedding reception, etc.

      Tranquil cinematic Piano background music calm restrained for reflective settings. drama advertise TV/slideshow flash documentary etc. Comforting sad and moving.

      Angelic melancholic piano composition. The melody, like the first rays of the morning sun, awakes the frozen feelings. Great for emotional video content, nature timelapse, touching life stories, dramatic movie trailer, and more. Similar to Thomas Newman music works.

      A sad, reflective song suitable for emotional and somber moments. The melody sounds a bit like Terminator Main Theme.

      Emotive soothing and ethereal ambient tune with touching melody. Ideal background sound for nature lanscapes, timelapse projects, inspiring speeches, wedding. Featured instruments are atmospheric drones, beautiful piano, mellow strings.

      A delicate and melancholic track featuring piano and strings, and rain sound effects to evoke relaxation and tranquility. Suitable for a pensive and contemplative scene with a sense of loneliness, abandonment, sadness, loss, acceptance, and other human feelings in the condition of deprivation.

      This track has a certain depth in its mood. The light sound of the piano combined with delicate strings create an atmosphere of total fear and inner sadness. Great for projects needing dramatic soundscape.

      Bittersweet and dramatic cinematic track, that captures the moment of hope in the face of hopelessness. Suitable for tragic scenes about forbidden love, difficult choice, life under difficult circumstances, compassionate feel, memories of people or places past, strong emotions, and more.

      Deeply dramatic cinematic music theme, that builds into a glorious climax and is similar to Game of Thrones soundtrack. Conveys pride and loyalty. Featuring hypnotic piano line, guitars, solo cello, strings and synths. Ideal for Epic movie trailer or projects about Middle ages, fantasy world, a historic documentary about Old Empires.

      This is a reflective and slightly mysterious piano music, full of sadness and regret. Bittersweet, tender, and poignant. Evokes a feeling of deep loss, disillusioned love, sad farewells. Suitable for religious services, funeral, and memorial videos.

      Beautiful sad to happy piano orchestral classical track with the inspirational, yet patriotic mood. Ideal for cinematic projects, motivational speech, nature timelapses, atmospheric videos, emotional slideshow. Used piano, viola, violins, strings staccato, sub.

      An inspiring royalty-free eastern orchestral theme with piano, guitars, strings, percussion, and woodwinds. Best as production music for landscapes, movies or travel visuals.

      This is motivational and hopeful royalty free music with an inspirational and lovely melody. Can be ideal background music for a sensitive love confession, beautiful emotional romantic scene, wedding ceremony, reflective moments, atmospheric timelapse, travel, Vimeo, family photo slideshows, Valentine's Day.

      Heart Abandoned is a captivating, soaring, thought-provoking track with a feeling of sadness and beauty has a very smooth and gentle piano movement in the background. This heartfelt and beautifully reflective composition is designed for memorial videos, funerals, and commemorative events.

      This is a dramatic orchestral track with a slow rhythm. Pianos and violins sound great together creating endless energy. Close your eyes and imagine the stars that are so far away.

      Fast-paced, light-hearted adventure piece featuring emotional pizzicato strings. Ideal to add liveliness and movement to your project. A great choice as a dramedy soundtrack for a bumbling detective, hapless spy or clueless inspector. Works well with quirky kids cartoons or commercials.

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      Mysterious, enigmatic, emotive piano piece. It evokes distant memories, sadness but at the same time is gentle and mellow.

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      An ominous, dark, scary horror theme. Perfect for introductions to scary films and games, but can also be used in other parts as well.

      Sad, emotional and dramatic music in cinematic style. Subtle and gentle piano with the orchestra playing beautiful and mysterious piece.

      Dramatic and melancholic future acoustic track. The main melody is played with the support of digital synths and guitars. There are synths, strings, bass and electronic drums in the background. This track is great for sad, emotive, touching moments of your videos or presentations.

      This is deep sad ad and emotional track with mellow and a bit tragic mood. Warm sound of elegant piano with symphonic orchestra create very sensitive and intimate atmosphere. Perfect background music for the dramatic project.

      This a royalty-free dubstep/future bass music track with strong drums and rhythmic percussion. This driving and groovy music is perfectly designed for your timelapse video, promotion stuff, film credits, motivational travel videos, slideshows, video games, and other creative projects. Enjoy!

      A pensive, thoughtful and strange Celtic inspired track. Perfect for cinema, presentations, and video games.

      A deep, contemplative piano track with accompanying strings. Sad yet hopeful. Perfect for cinematic productions.

      An emotional and dramatic piano piece, full of dark apathy and sadness. Imagine staying in a deep underwater, it's dark and calm there, cold sunny rays seep through the thickness of the water, and you are drowning in your emotions. Ideal background music for indie games, various cinematic uses, memorial video, space themes, thriller scenes, and more.

      A sense of bittersweet melancholy and eternal peace is present in this orchestral composition. Featuring piano, flute, harp, strings sound. Perfect as background music for dramatic films, theatrical performance, sad biography documentaries, emotional plots, and other sentimental projects.

      This is a sad and melancholic track, full of pain and emotion. great for sadness and melanchoic scenes, slow and mellow projects, documentary films, slow and drama backgrounds and much more.

      An emotional and haunting loop for piano and cello. There's an alternating feeling of sadness and hope with no real resolution to either and features a beautiful and simple solo on the cello. Great for dramatic themes, historical backgrounds, classical themes, and memorial videos.

      Melancholic, calm, mournful, quiet, soothing, touching composition. This track is perfect for the memorial videos, dramatic films, social theme documentaries, remembrance and sadness, unreal dreams, broken heart, sad projects, podcasts and more.

      Middle Eastern female voices and violins with strings. Deep, sensitive and sad music is a perfect background for a sad scenes and videos.

      Inspiring and motivational theme for piano and strings. Perfect for trailers, presentations, advertising and more.

      Dramatic, emotional sad background music with tragic, yet sentimental mood. Light and mellow piano together with strings and background pads create very deep and sincere soundscape for any cinematic project. Perfect for touching moments, reflection and remembrance of the past, psychological scenes, eternal love, etc.

      Beautiful and sad piano composition, that evokes sentimental feelings.

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      Sad Hip-Hop Loop with powerful drums and a beautiful guitar melody. Suitable as a backdrop for a dramatic story or video on street crime. Enjoy!

      A dramatic cinematic orchestral work with an ominous vibe. Use for illustration of falling leaves and snow, haunting house, mysterious content, ghost story, opening or ending for dramatic scenes, various states of sadness, despair, about the afterlife, trailer.

      A dramatic, melancholic, yet hopeful classical string piece. Ideal sad background music for broken heart, deep sadness, death and loss, lost love, funeral slideshow and memorial video.

      This is a chill, lo-fi hip-hop arrangement with a simple Rhodes progression complemented with e-piano. Various synth and percussive textures enhance the laid-back vibe. Great for setting a contemplative mood on.

      Very intimate this solo piano pulls the listener into his world, a world of moments where sadness dominates but also hope.

      A sad, dark background piano piece. Perfect for a wide range of video and film projects.

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    Music has always been composed to evoke many different emotions, and possibly the most evocative of all is that of sadness. From classical instrumental beginnings, through pop heartbreak, to movie soundtracks, sad music is a powerful medium to both manipulate a desired response and create an authentically beautiful background soundscape.

    Historical background of sad music.

    Whilst historians suggest music has been created to express feelings for many thousands of years, it is after it enters Western societies as an art form that we can start to record its journey. From the 16th to 20th centuries, composers such as Brahms, Verdi, Schubert, Bach, Elgar, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven created classical masterpieces that purposefully ebbed and flowed through emotions, and in particular often evoked an overwhelming sadness.

    Classic FM's list of 'the 10 best classical music tear-jerkers' is topped by Puccini's Sono Andati? from La Boheme, in part due to the tragic story of death and lost love that it represents, and also the mix of subtle suspense and dramatic operatics that the music pours out. Though not an exact science, there are methods expertly used to create feelings of sadness in these concertos, through pacing and pauses, changes in volume and melody, and carefully selected instruments and keys.

    Sadness in orchestral music.

    These orchestral instruments of woodwind, brass, percussion and strings have since become ingrained within the sound of sad music. Violins and cellos in particular are still often used in all genres of music for this effect. Specific notes have also gained a reputation in songwriting, especially the theory to use minor keys for sad background music and major keys for happy music.

    Sad music in pop culture.

    Similarly to how the aforementioned artists produced symphonies for operas, music is now essential in soundtracking movies to heighten the viewer's connection to it. Modern examples of songs that became popular due to the heartbreak they represent in the movies include My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion from Titanic, and Mad World by Gary Jules from Donnie Darko.

    The former is a popular ballad, a slow, dramatic sentimental song type and instrumentals, often directly telling a vocal relationship break-up narrative that resonates with the listener. Other mainstream examples of this are showcased on Spotify's 100 strong playlist featuring I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston and Back For Good by Take That. The latter uses a sparse piano, which is another instrument synonymous for producing a sad song. Even though more upbeat tunes are also played on piano, it has commonly been used by musicians such as John Lennon and Coldplay for their more reflective moments.

    Whilst seemingly an unwanted emotion, sad continues to be a highly desired music. The human connection that its pitch, intensity, tempo and rhythm create can actually soothe, and means that it will remain an extremely popular medium in all genres.

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