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    • Modern and dramatic royalty-free cinematic theme with a piano, inspiring strings, ethnic woodwind, brass, and drums. Great for film trailers, war movie scenes, documentaries about hard life issues, emotional moments, historical movies, and fascinating timelapse projects. 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. Combination of a LoFi piano arpeggio keys, electronic sort of progressive sound, and 808 in a Trap style rhythm. It is perfect as a backing track for rapper or as background music for projects, videos, commercials, tv, radio where it wants to emphasize dense, somber, dark and sad aesthetic that characterize this music style Hypnotic, dramatic, and mysterious orchestral music with guitars, strings, piano, brass and flutes. Evokes a feeling of vast arctic space with endless fields of ice around, abandoned places after the devastation, a distant world of farway adventures. 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. Sad and heartfelt, featuring solo piano played with lots of sentimental expressions. Creates a tender, loving and nostalgic mood. Ideal for tragic scenes, ending of relationships, tearful moments, romantic drama, loneliness, etc. A heartfelt and dramatic composition represents human emotions, hope, and striving for being better, even in a harsh environment. But in the end, it leaves you with hope for better days. Layered with thoughtful strings, electric guitars, and beautiful piano melody. Perfect for opening titles, product presentation, tv drama, or patriotic documentary. 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. Dark orchestral serious-toned piece with a somber feel and sad mood. Featuring piano, cello, and staccato strings. Suitable for psychological thrillers and cinematic scenes with deep sorrow, fear of the unknown, suspense, and other dramatic productions. Middle Eastern female voices and violins with strings. Deep, sensitive and sad music is a perfect background for a sad scenes and videos. Suspenseful and mysterious solo electric guitar instrumental has a spacious, dreamy, and hypnotic atmosphere. The rippling arpeggios underscore the tension and disquiet, suggesting a sense of melancholia in mystery movies or documentaries. Excellent for the video projects that deal with investigation, mystery, suspense, and similar. Tranquil cinematic Piano background music calm restrained for reflective settings. drama advertise TV/slideshow flash documentary etc. Comforting sad and moving. A dramatic Hip Hop Beat that combines a warlike mood and sadness at the same time. A gentle melody played on duduk, beautifully intertwined with hard trap drums and low bass. Suitable for video games with military themes, movie trailers and documentaries. A creepy and sad music box theme. It features a very subtle, ghostly background accompaniment. Monotonous and a mechanical hip-hop track featuring synths, orchestral elements, and trap beats. This dirty south style beat shows a sense of hard work and dedication. Ideal for the TV show, movie, or commercial related to street style action, or determined mood. A sad, reflective song suitable for emotional and somber moments. The melody sounds a bit like Terminator Main Theme. Intrigue and suspense urban track featuring dark piano, Plucker, synths, bass, drums, and percussion. Perfect for suspense advertising, intrigue commercials, life benefits, sad scenes, documentaries, drone footage, or for any project needing a suspense or low atmosphere. A great little sad music returns the listener in times cowboys and westerns. Unobtrusive melody guitar solos with the rhythm guitar and gradually increasing the bass guitar and drums. Dramatic and sentimental cinematic orchestra waltz music for powerful romantic scenes. An ideal underscore for poignant heartfelt moments in film and Tv show, historical drama, graceful scenes, 19th Century documentaries, fantasy fairytale and more. 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. Sad melancholy classical sorrow tune. A good choice for dramatical films, reflective moments, touchful videos, documentary scenes, short movies. Featuring piano, viola, cello, violins. A beautiful sad instrumental, almost funeral like cinematic and classical violins piece. Perfect as sad music for productions, lonely scenes in videos. A sentimental, beautiful and extended intro music with gentle beautiful violins, smooth sfx, and sincere piano. Ideal to add a suspense for mystic documentaries, fantasy videos, opener, movie trailers and many others! 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. Sad and romantic urban track featuring piano, synths, vocal chops, mallet, kalimba, bass and drums. Perfect for romantic advertising, lingerie commercials, life benefits, cocktail parties, in-store music, hotel resorts, drone footage or for any project needing a nostalgic and emotive mood. This sad music was composed having in mind a post-war scenario, in which sad people walk down the streets of destroyed buildings and ruins. The music is quite sad, with a midsection in which a Hammond organ and a drum appear. Obviously, it can be also used for other purposes! High-tech atmospheric electronic track for sci-fi, technology videos, innovations projects, digital marketing, adventure, time-lapse, computer tutorials, fashion, documentary films. The tune will make your projects more beautiful. Mysterious, enigmatic, emotive piano piece. It evokes distant memories, sadness but at the same time is gentle and mellow. A sad passage featuring a piano and violin. It's almost a slow, dignified march, perhaps for a funeral. Suitable for emotional scenes, sorrowful drama, depressive feelings, and sense of grieving. Beautiful, dramatic, and mysterious winter orchestral music with a freezing sound of strings, chilling piano, and synths. Evokes a feeling of vast arctic space with endless fields of ice around, abandoned places after the devastation, a distant world of farway adventures. 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. A melancholic and serious west coast rap instrumental with piano, saxophone, strings, and strong kick. Suitable as underscore for any project dealing with rap production, gangsters movie, LA and California crime story, sadness feelings, and dark urban vibes. Very calm, soft, quiet, and underscore track for any nature, drone videos, or hold on music. Playing with a piano melody and soft pads is excellent where you need very calm and quiet background music. Beautiful and sad piano composition, that evokes sentimental feelings. Dark, atmospheric, haunting cinematic music full of darkness, tension, and dramatic sadness. Great for horror film trailers, thriller scenes like a shadow under the door, mysterious suspense, frightened heartbeat, criminal stories, and more. Beautiful ambient music with warm guitars, piano, and synth pads. Nice background for cinematic projects, nature views, 4k drone footage, dramatic documentaries, futuristic videos, inspiring speeches, healthcare videos, or more. 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. Uprising future bass composition with trendy electronic beats, atmospheric synth pads, and glitch effects. Will add a stylish vibe to future media projects. Fits perfectly for hi-tech projects, scientific inventions, space theme documentaries, etc. A sad, dark background piano piece. Perfect for a wide range of video and film projects. 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. Dramatic cinematic instrumental background music recorded with orchestral brass, strings, and piano. Hopeful, sensitive, yet suspenseful it fits well for melodramatic film teaser, introspective characters, winter landscape, psychological drama, reflective moments, unspoken love and more. 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. 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. Warm and emotional ambient piano theme, with slow pads, quiet bells and spatial soundscapes. Great as background music for slow-motions, nature videos, romantic or intimate contents, etc.. Sad, emotional and dramatic music in cinematic style. Subtle and gentle piano with the orchestra playing beautiful and mysterious piece. 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. This is a very romantic, tender, and soft piano theme with a big and mellow orchestra sound, ideal for any drama, romance, trailer, and movie scenes This is a very romantic, tender and soft piano theme with a big and mellow orchestra sound, ideal for any drama, romance, trailer and movie scenes A deep, contemplative piano track with accompanying strings. Sad yet hopeful. Perfect for cinematic productions. 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. 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 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. Emotional Piano with gentle string backing creates a dramatic sense of love, sorrow and emotional sadness. The soft, timely piano chord melody was designed to suggest someone leaving for the last time, or about to never been seen again. Very useful film production music for heroic scene conveying both positivity and negativity for an ideal film end scene. Twisted, dramatic, and reflective cinematic environment, with a very smooth and gentle piano sequence in the background. A beautifully mellow piece perfect for productions looking to create a pensive mood. Ideal for psychological films, investigation, grey rainy day, memories and thoughtful scenes. A sad, lonely piano piece. There is a certain nostalgic sense of wonder. Perfect for a wide range of video projects. 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. Gentle acoustic ballad with soft piano and acoustic guitar in a calm and romantic mood. It's suitable as background music for projects relating to relationship, love, romantic and sentimental scenes, family video, slide show, video about good memories, emotional moments, sad and melancholic video, projects relating to care about parents, etc. A modern classical royalty-free music with hopeful strings, intimate piano, and passionate cello. Ideal for dramatic film scenes, cinematic trailers, lost hope, broken relationship, difficult decision, and more. A sad slow melody with piano and double bass. Track made in a classical manner. 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. 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.
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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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