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Edvard Grieg's famous piece from Peer Gynt (1876). You know this piece. Starts quiet - ends loud. This is a "cinematic mix" that is a little sharper than most recordings and less dynamic. Source recordings placed into the Public Domain by the MusOpen project.
This piece of music is available in an uncompressed format here.

Dark, Driving, Epic, Intense

Hall of the Mountain King

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 2:33 160 BPM (Presto - Fast)
Instruments: Orchestra
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Written by Beethoven. The original source recordings for this come from MusOpen (and are available for free!). This mix is slightly augmented, and highly produced in a cinematic style.

Dark, Epic, Intense, Mysterious, Somber, Uplifting

Egmont Overture

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 9:06 150 BPM (Allegro - Pretty Fast)
Instruments: Orchestra
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Written by Beethoven. The original source recordings for this come from MusOpen (and are available for free!). This mix is slightly augmented, and highly produced in a cinematic style.
This piece of music is available in an uncompressed format here.

Driving, Epic, Intense, Uplifting

Egmont Overture Finale

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 1:44 150 BPM (Allegro - Pretty Fast)
Instruments: Orchestra
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A slow waltz with a beautiful and haunting melody played mostly in the higher registers. A few notes were added to Satie?s composition to keep things interesting and give the music a more full sound, the music ends with a very dark chord. This music is sad and tragic, and could be used as accompaniment to a slow dance or an art house film. Composed by Erik Satie.

Calming, Mysterious

Gymnopedie No. 3

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 2:25 77 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Instruments: Piano
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This piece is dramatic and very dynamic; in the beginning and towards the end the music is soft and tender, but it is punctuated by aggressive changes in volume and minor chords throughout. This piece could work well to depict grief, as the emotions and feelings are similarly mercurial. Composed by Erik Satie.

Calming, Relaxed, Uplifting

Gymnopedie No. 2

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 2:39 77 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Instruments: Piano
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Elegant and slightly dark, the simplicity of the piano melody is light and touching, with a feeling of pensive restraint. It is beautiful accompaniment to the close of a drama, or of a midday reverie. Composed by Erik Satie.

Calming, Relaxed, Uplifting

Gymnopedie No. 1

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 3:07 77 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Instruments: Piano
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The classic ragtime ditty of Scott Joplin, perfect for a silent film of whimsy and humor. The piece begins with a short intro, then plays the bouncy rhythm of with a bright plodding beat. At the end of the third minute, the pace quickens, and leads into a darker refrain, but the jolly melody returns for the finale. With added record player effects.

Bouncy, Bright

Fig Leaf Rag - distressed

Genre: Silent Film Score Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 3:29 85 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Instruments: Piano
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The classic ragtime ditty of Scott Joplin, perfect for a silent film of whimsy and humor. The piece begins with a short intro, then plays the bouncy rhythm of with a bright plodding beat. At the end of the third minute, the pace quickens, and leads into a darker refrain, but the jolly melody returns for the finale.

Bouncy, Bright

Fig Leaf Rag

Genre: Silent Film Score Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 3:29 85 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Instruments: Piano
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J. S. Bach. This is the famous first piece of the Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Performed on piano. Very clean recording.

Calming

Prelude in C (BWV 846)

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 2:59 49 BPM (Largo - Very Slow)
Instruments: PIano
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Richard Strauss' famous piece from 1883. This is just the first few measures - made in about a day. There is more work to be done, but it pretty ok right now. Enjoy!
This piece of music is available in an uncompressed format here.

Epic, Intense, Suspenseful, Uplifting

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 1:26 89 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Instruments: Orchestra, Trumpets, Trombones, Flute, Piccolo, Oboes, Bassoons, Percussion, Tympani. Pipe Organ, Clarinet, Strings
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Ranz des Vaches or "Call to the Dairy Cows" is a small but famous section of the overture to William Tell by Rossini. It is most often used to depict morning or sleepiness in cartoons. Hook starts at 0:21.

Calming, Relaxed, Uplifting

Ranz des Vaches

Genre: Classical Collection: Famous Classics
Time: 1:25 56 BPM (Largo - Very Slow)
Instruments: English Horn, Flute, Bassoons, Strings
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