• Royalty free Sad music

    • Touch Your Heart by DPmusic

      This one is an emotional and sincere piano music with strings, cello, celesta and grand piano featuring. Perfect for films, melodramas, love stories, weddings, inspiring speeches, sentimental moments, and many more. 2 versions are available: full track / piano only version

      Tears Of Sorrow by Audiocalm

      Sadness and melancholy piano orchestral track with cinematic mood. Good for dramatic movies, atmospheric slideshow, heartful moments.

      Somewhere by Mark Kueffner

      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.

      Always Remember by Music Ideas

      Inspiration, passion, and beauty are the ingredients of this thoughtful solo piano track. The emotional melody lifts progressively to a dramatic climax. The perfect classical soundtrack for thoughtful and self-reflective videos or social advertising. It will make your multimedia project exceptional.

      Orchestral Story by Audiocalm

      Classical orchestral piano track with sad and tense mood featuring vioins, viola, cello, piano. Good for slideshow, timelapses, motivational projects, short films, nature journey etc.

      Piano Sadness by Jon Wright

      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.

      Bright Thoughts by AleXZavesa

      This is the track for you if you are looking for futuristic hip-hop. The heavy bass and diluted synths with edgy texture give the feeling of being on an extraterrestrial journey. Great for scenes of urban landscapes, strange sci-fi worlds, or anything that needs an edgy tune.

      Grievous Loss by DPmusic

      This piece of sad music with a deep sorrowful atmosphere and soft touch, could bring to the surface those feelings of grief we carry with us every day. Can be used as background music for funerals, mournful videos, grievous events, memorable videos, sad stories, catastrophic videos, prayerful videos, or so.

      Eastern Dream by Ryo Utasato

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

      Air Of Innocence by Music Ideas

      A tender and sentimental piano track with a nostalgic and heartwarming vibe. Works well with “lost love” scenes, romantic drama, and kissing scenes. Also great for stories where someone is looking for true love and trying to find the right path in life.

      Sad Drama by ColourTunes

      This sad and emotional royalty free music track is perfect for drama movies, cinematic films, trailers, documentaries, inspiring commercials, hollywood movie themes and short film.

      Deep Canyon by Yuri Rozenfeld

      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.

      Inner Cry by Berool

      This powerful royalty-free track in post-rock style is perfect as background music for atmospheric videos, trailers, and indie movies. Warm bass, groovy drums, and beautiful electric guitars create a mood that is both emotional and epic. The song will make any listener dream about adventures, new starts, and life-changing moments!

      We Will Survive by AG Music

      A dramatic and sad cinematic track full of emotions. It features piano, strings, cello, violin, synths, and percussion. This track will suit very well in films, video games, documentaries, dystopian, trailers, and other projects that want a sad emotion.

      Creepy Music Box Theme 2 by Erick McNerney

      A creepy and sad music box theme. It features a very subtle, ghostly background accompaniment.

      Heros Lament by Tom Beuchel

      A lush string orchestra plays this bittersweet waltz. This piece is ideal for an emotive theme in film applications or anywhere an emotional tone with a more dramatic feel is required. It has a slight hint of sadness and hope, which makes this track uniquely suited to all kinds of cinematic purposes.

      Winter Is Coming by Eitan Epstein Music

      This is a dark and emotional cinematic orchestral music, full of sadness and thoughtfulness. Ideal for winter and autumn projects, stormy weather and snow scenes, nature timelapse, dramatic or even tragic scenes, and more.

      My Lady Cloud by Emilio Merone

      This is sad, thoughtful, and introspective background music. The piano is the focal point of this track as it acts as a vehicle for storytelling and emotion. It creates an emotive and intimate mood. The overall feeling here is dreamy, ethereal, and sorrowful.

      Impromptu by Emilio Merone

      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.

      An Emotional Heartfelt Plea by Erick McNerney

      A beautiful sad instrumental, almost funeral like cinematic and classical violins piece. Perfect as sad music for productions, lonely scenes in videos.

      Lofi Memories by FabianKreutzerSound

      A relaxing lofi hip-hop instrumental blended with acoustic guitar. Perfect for video blogs, podcasts and video games.

      Melancholy Requiem by Audiocalm

      Sad melancholy classical sorrow tune. A good choice for dramatical films, reflective moments, touchful videos, documentary scenes, short movies. Featuring piano, viola, cello, violins.

      The Poet by Emilio Merone

      A modern classical track featuring a gentle piano, subtle electronics, and chamber strings to create a sad and introspective mood. Ethereal and dreamy, this music will be perfect for adding an extra layer of drama to any project.

      Through Your Eyes Only by Emilio Merone

      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.

      Dim Lights by ihsandincer

      Downtempo and an emotional chill-out production music. It features an emotional guitar solo, lo-fi beats, dreamy pads, and fx sounds. This track would be a great choice for drone videos, tourism projects, infomercials, real estate projects, and luxury product advertisements.

      Emotional Stillness by Jon Wright

      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.

      Tears Of Love by Audiocalm

      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.

      Chamber Dramatic by Makesound

      Sad, dramatic, and tragic orchestral background music. This piece evokes deep sadness, expressed in the sense of anguish and sorrow at times. This music is perfect for projects where you want to convey an atmosphere of loss, tragedy or despair, personal loss, hardship, and the like.

      Ambient Visions by Eitan Epstein Music

      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.

      Secret Garden by Andrea Quarin

      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?

      Starfall by White Koala Music

      Beautiful and dreamy ambient background music with gentle piano and emotional female vocals. Creates magic peaceful atmosphere with a slight touch of sadness. Intimate soundscape for making special mood. Includes strings and airy pads, reverbed electronic drums and deep bass. Suitable for sentimental films, emotional cinematic, travel vlogs, meditation, advertising, commercial projects, any type of presentation that needs light female voice with soft accompaniment.

      Into The Sunset by Azovmusic

      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.

      Honor The Fallen by Mark Kueffner

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

      Historical Drama by DPmusic

      This beautiful and enchanting cinematic piano music is filled with a sense of hope in anticipation of the resolution and is strengthened as the piece progresses. The composition begins with a bright and hopeful feeling, creating an atmosphere that could be described as innocent and childlike. As soon as this feeling of lightness has been set, a more mysterious and dark side comes up, creating tension and conflict. Suddenly, everything becomes silent while we wait for something to happen. Here, the strings play with poise and elegance. Then, there is a sudden change; we're back in our world again. This piece gives us plenty of emotions: drama and excitement one moment, reflective introspection another time – then come sadness, regretfulness, and nostalgia.

      Deep Hopelessness by Audioblyca

      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.

      Epic Piano by Christian Aen

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

      The Cries Of The Sad by Eitan Epstein Music

      Melancholic and lyrical violin music, full of sadness and emotions. It is great for sentimental and sad trailers, tragic background music, holocaust scenes, sad romance and love stories, winter and autumn seasons, death and funeral scenes, quiet and slow cinematic background music, agony and pain moods, drama and thoughtful projects, memorial videos, loneliness and depression, and much more. orchestration: solo violin, piano, cellos section

      Sadness Through The Window by Audioblyca

      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.

      Belief And Hope by Audiocalm

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

      Miracle Forest by MintWhale

      There is warm, ethereal ambient piano music with airy pads, soundscapes, and textures. Great as background music for slow-motions, documentaries about nature, romantic films, aerial footage, memorable videos, etc.

      Mysterious Angels by Eitan Epstein Music

      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 music, and memorial videos.

      Forgive Me by Audiocalm

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

      Destroyed City by SnowMusicStudio

      This dramatic and sad background music has a soft, sorrowful start with a smooth and simple piano melody that gradually picks up intensity. The sadness is highlighted by minor chords. Suitable for movies, documentaries, dramas, and other productions looking to add that extra touch of drama and sadness.

      Heart Abandoned by AG Music

      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 music, and commemorative events.

      Acoustic Summer Dreams by Nazar Rybak

      Gentle acoustic ballad music 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.

      My Guardian Angel by AG Music

      My Guardian Angel is a very cinematic & romantic theme with soft and mellow orchestra sound, Ideal for any drama, romance, trailer & or movie scene.

      Slow Emotions by Eitan Epstein Music

      This is emotional and sentimental classical piano music, full of nostalgia and feeling of sadness. The ideal soundtrack for cinematic drama, Memorial Day or commemorative events, thoughtful scenes or sense of sorrow.

      Love Till Now by Jack White

      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 music soundscape.

      September Rain by ihsandincer

      This chillstep track is perfect for a wide range of projects, including vlogs and commercials. This piece features live electric guitars, soft bass lines and drum hits. There's also a piano melody that gives this song a dreamy feel. A great choice for vlogs, commercials, Youtube intro music and videos, and many more media projects.

      Finding The Light by Brian Holmes

      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.

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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 manipulate the desired response and create an authentically beautiful background soundscape.

    Historical background of sad music.

    While historians suggest that music has been created to express feelings for thousands of years, we can start recording its journey after entering Western societies as an art form. 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 ten 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 of using minor keys for sad background music and major keys for happy music.

    Sad music in pop culture.

    Like how the artists above produced symphonies for operas, music is now essential in soundtracking movies to heighten viewers' connection to it. Modern examples of popular songs 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, another instrument synonymous with producing a sad song. Even though more upbeat tunes are also played on a piano, it has commonly been used by musicians such as John Lennon and Coldplay for their more reflective moments.

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

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