Melancholy, reflective and sad instrumental music for films, documentaries and YouTube videos from composer Simon Wilkinson. Atmospheric background music you can license for your human interest stories, thought provoking documentaries and film scenes.
From solo piano to gentle plucked harp, these tracks are aimed at film and documentary makers looking for sad and emotional background music for their videos. Listen to previews below or click each track for more details. You can buy the music from just £0.99 for personal listening or license it for use in your videos starting from £9.99.
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Track length: 8:33
Tempo: 69 bpm
Slow atmospheric orchestral strings, piano and subtle cinematic percussion gently builds and drops over 8 and a half minutes. Shadowland is an epic and emotional instrumental track with an air of grace, beauty and understated melancholy that’s ideal for use in time lapse videos, art films, wildlife videos, human interest documentaries and movie trailers.
Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 5: Cinematic Piano£39.99
Total running time: 48:33 (13 tracks)
Royalty free piano music for documentary and film makers Vol. 5 focuses on atmospheric and cinematic piano. Dramatic and emotional instrumental piano album including a lifetime license to use the tracks in all your films and videos. Hear short clips from all 13 tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews. Buy once, use the music repeatedly in all your videos (including monetised YouTube videos).
Track length: 3:23
Tempo: 75 bpm
Quietly epic instrumental music featuring slow pensive orchestral strings with a haunting atmosphere of beauty and melancholy. The music slowly builds in intensity and atmosphere to introduce deep muted percussion, sparse piano, plucked harp and mournful French horns. An emotional soundtrack you can license for your time lapse films, personal documentaries, art videos and movie trailers.
The Harder Ground£0.99–£29.99
Track length: 4:30
Tempo: 70 bpm
Slow and atmospheric solo piano track with subtle atmospheric background soundscape and minimal percussion. Quiet, sparse and melancholy instrumental piano music that would work well in human interest documentaries and film scenes needing a thoughtful, sad, introspective or subtle soundtrack.
Track length: 3:57
Tempo: 78 bpm
Slow, thoughtful and intimate close-up piano instrumental with very light and subtle music box and percussive elements. Introspective and melancholy music with a quiet and reflective somber feel that would be ideal as background music for reflective films or pensive human interest documentaries.
Track length: 5:19
Tempo: n/a (slow to medium)
Emotional and melancholy piano music with sparse touches of pizzicato string and harp plucks giving a subtle atmosphere of romantic regret, sadness and longing. Atmospheric and solo piano music to license for human interest documentaries and films of a personal emotional nature.
Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 1: Piano & Atmospheric Beds£39.99
Total running time: 45:32 (15 tracks)
Royalty Free Music Vol. 1 contains 15 atmospheric piano soundtracks and dark textured ambient soundscapes and music for documentaries and films. Includes a lifetime royalty free license to use the music in all your documentaries, films and videos (including monetised YouTube content) with no further fees. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.
Track length: 6:18
Tempo: n/a (slow to medium)
Dark instrumental solo piano music with ambient background soundscape, sparse touches of pizzicato strings, double bass and very minimal percussive effects. Dark atmospheric music to license for documentaries and films.
Track length: 4:22
Tempo: 95 bpm
Warm and emotional instrumental music with acoustic guitar, bass, cello, violins, piano, drums and organ. Optimistic, moving and sentimental music with a slight touch of melancholy and a sensitive feel that would lend itself to human interest documentaries and personal stories.
Fires On The Moon£0.99–£29.99
Track length: 4:18
Tempo: 80 bpm
Fires On The Moon is a dynamic mid-tempo electronic music track with a slightly dark and dramatic but defiant feel. Suitable for dramatic documentary endings and climaxes, themes of resistance, revolution, protest and upheaval as well as financial and political documentaries, trailers and commercials.