Melancholy

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.

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  • Shadowland by Simon Wilkinson

    Shadowland

    £0.99£29.99

    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 Piano Music For Film & Documentary Vol.5: Cinematic Piano by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 5: Cinematic Piano

    £39.99

    Total running time: 48:33 (13 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    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).


  • Exodus by Simon Wilkinson

    Exodus

    £0.99£29.99

    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 by Simon Wilkinson

    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.


  • Silent Memories by Simon Wilkinson

    Silent Memories

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 4:14
    Tempo: 67 bpm

    Slow, melancholy and gentle plucked acoustic guitar with warm Fender Rhodes keyboards, atmospheric background pads, piano, soft strings and sparse muted percussion. Sad instrumental music with a quiet and reflective somber feel.


  • Leaving Paris by Simon Wilkinson

    Leaving Paris

    £0.99£29.99

    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 by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 1: Piano & Atmospheric Beds

    £39.99

    Total running time: 45:32 (15 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    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.


  • Soma by Simon Wilkinson

    Soma

    £0.99£29.99

    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.


  • Into Green by Simon Wilkinson

    Into Green

    £0.99£29.99

    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.


  • Snowhorses by Simon Wilkinson

    Snowhorses

    £0.99£29.99

    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.