Royalty free Sad music

  • Retro electronic track in space disco style designed in the mood of the 80’s era with some modern elements. Suitable for video projects related to space, aliens, sci-fi movie plots, determination. Strongly associated with driving a futuristic racing car on a night highway.

    This is sad, tragic and sorrowful music with dramatic and sentimental mood. This gentle and melancholic royalty free track can perfectly fit for dramatic and tragic videos, sad stories, rainy days, love storytellings, irreplaceable loss videos, mourning and suffering emotions videos, spiritual and soulful videos and more.

    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.

    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.

    This majestic, impressive epic orchestral composition gradually builds into a dramatic climax. Perfect music score for glorious cinematic projects, action films, heartbreaking moments, adventure movies, historic documentary, warfare, war chaos, devastation, etc.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The trip-hop track that blends all manner of emotions, most of them are dark. A piano plays a simple but tragical melody over synthesizers and electronic drums, while digital synths provide a high-tech, tense sound. This low tempo tune will add your productions ultra-cool, contemporary sounding.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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, dramatic cinematic composition creates a dreamlike, reflective atmosphere. The tune consists of piano, strings, cello, pads, air texture, violin, and percussion sounds. Great for a calm documentary and nostalgic scenes, sentimental romantic films, and more emotive moments.

    Bittersweet piano composition with a sensitive mood, and persistent melody. Great for various media projects e.g., romantic films, emotive moments, dramatic love story, doubts and reflections, social youtube videos, etc.

    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.

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

    A dramatic, futuristic and deeply focused music with abstract high-tech sound. This atmospheric ambient track will be a perfect background for 4k aerial drone films, technology presentations, cutting edge innovations, modern society videos, documentaries about science development or sci-fi projects.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    Beautiful sad piano track with a melancholic and emotional mood similar to Thomas Newman and Yann Tiersen soundtrack. Featured instruments are piano, celli, viola, violins. Great for films, slideshow, atmospheric nature videos

    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.

    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.

    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.

    This is profound and heartfelt ambient music with sensitive piano, touching electric guitar, and strings featured. This beautiful and truly soulful track can perfectly fit as background for any social drama, human relationships, love stories, deep space views, drone videos, wedding and romantic videos, cinematic and heartwarming stories or other lovely and sincere multimedia projects.

    Emotional inspiring music with a sad and touching mood. This tune is perfect for films underscore, nature videos, sentimental projects. It will bring life, emotions, and magic to your production.

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

    Droppin' the bomb is a dark lo-fi hip hop track with a mysterious and abstract background. It will give character and attitude to your content. You can use it as a backdrop for your projects, as a sound saver of computer games like GTA, urban visuals, crime in planning or progress, hight suspense scenes, CSI investigation, detective sitcoms like a Scum, etc.

    Mysterious and relaxing track in a dark ambient style recalling Twin Peaks series by Lynch. Perfect music for smoky scenes, psychological drama, intimate moments, reflection, sense of lost and other mysterious movies.

    This is a slow emotional track bassed on piano and strings. Perfect for melancholic and thoughtful scenes and sad emotional mood as confusion, depression, loneliness, hopeless, mystery, sorrow, excitement and much more.

    A sad, cinematic piano and violin track. Slow, pensive and brooding with a sliver of hope. Suitable for pensive reflective scenes, melancholia, memories about the past, dreamy mood.

    A sad and somber orchestral piece, with a mood of farewell and departure. This classic melody is perfect for all kinds of emotional scenes, sorrow, tearful moments, nostalgia, and visuals.

    Sad Ghost Story is a piece that evokes the sadness of a misguided spirit using quiet piano and harp melodies. A haunting choir, violin, and other orchestral elements enter the piece giving a feeling of hope and sadness at the same time. Great for scary youtube videos, eerie short films, or any video project requiring some paranormal suspense.

    Emotional, beautiful, heartfelt music, with a soft piano and poignant solo cello. Stirring, emotive and powerful.

    A gentle piano track with a raw, dusty sound, playing a complicated and melancholic arpeggios harmony, that creates a feeling of ocean waves and movement. Touchy and mellow full of sentiments and sadness. Suitable for documentaries, commercials, and film.

    Very intimate this solo piano describes the torn feelings of homesickness, the sadness but also the precious memories.

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

    Epic Dark Horror Drama. A sombre, dramatic and tragic paranormal soundtrack, that combines feelings of terror, love, emotion, and paranoia.A beautiful, gloomy, eerie, mysterious and touching piece of music that blends life with death, good with evil and the real with the inexplicable.

    Beautiful cinematic composition with a melancholic piano melody and sensitive strings. Works great for cinematic use, incredible nature videos, historical documentaries, memorials, dramatic love scenes, atmospheric timelapse, and video content with themes of child protection, animal rights, Greenpeace eco-projects, etc.

    Sad, dramatic and melancholic instrumental music track. Suitable for social advertisements, serious life themes, suspicious moments, dramatic cinematic scenes, and more.

    Dramatic cinematic music where epicness meets with sadness. Suitable for patriotic films, inspirational documentary, emotional vibrancy, drama with compassion, bravery and heroic feats, promotional trailers and video game.

    Ambient electronic composition, with a futuristic, epic, and alien sound. Perfect underscore for projects needing space soundscape, like new era gadgets presentations, sci-fi visuals, Star Wars alike movies, voyage to the depths of the universe, exploring galaxies, nebulas, stars, and even planets as seen from NASA's Hubble telescope. This track evokes conscious feels.

    A sad, lonely piano piece. There is a certain nostalgic sense of wonder. Perfect for a wide range of video projects.

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

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

    Intimate and melancholic track with deep pensive mood. This background music is suitable to create a relaxing, intimate feeling in sci-fi films, documentaries about a lonely planet, universe infinity, heart-break scenes, time passing, abandoned cities, etc. Highly emotive and soulful.

    This is heartfelt and emotive cinematic music with light dramatic mood and warm sound. This orchestral royalty free music will be perfect as background audio for films, romantic videos, adventure videos, movie trailers, inspiring and emotional videos, sentimental and beautiful multimedia 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.

    Ethereal guitar chord drones create a meditative pad. Great for underscoring emotional moments in projects.

    Contemplative emotional Piano chords backed with longing sad strings and mournful cello. The theme is slow and conveys a sense of loss or feeling sad or depressed making it very useful for period dramas.

    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.

    This is a piece of emotional and sentimental piano music, full of memories and sadness. Suitable for dramatic films, as slow and touching intro music, nostalgic documentary, touching drama, or melancholic and thoughtful scenes.

    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.

    A haunting, sad slow orchestral piece featuring violin.

    A beautiful 60 second track for piano and strings. This track is very moving and emotional and serves well as an underscore or background for tragic, sad, and heartbreaking scenes.

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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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