Music for documentaries: the use music in a documentary can increase and heighten feelings of drama, tension, emotion and empathy. The instrumental music below can be used as non-intrusive background music that can fit behind visuals without overpowering. Atmospheric background music that’s ideal for use in documentary films to buy & license from composer Simon Wilkinson.
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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.
Total running time: 101:24 (10 tracks)
Tempo: n/a (slow)
Ambient space music album containing 10 hypnotic tracks (101 minutes) of atmospheric instrumental space music, sparkling ethereal drones and imaginary landscapes. Inspired by themes of deep space travel, Cryosleep Dreams is a calming ambient musical journey through interstellar sonic dreamstates. Listen to short clips above or click below for full-length previews. Note: This album is sold for personal listening only but you can contact me to discuss licensing this music for your films.
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).
Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 6: Dark Matter£39.99
Total running time: 53:32 (17 tracks)
Vol.6 of my atmospheric royalty free music makes the perfect soundtrack for film & documentary makers needing dark and edgy music for their film soundtracks, videos, trailers and documentaries. Mixing piano with dark electronica the music is tense and ominous and ideal for crime documentaries, thrillers, conspiracies and tense dramas. The album comes with a lifetime license to use in all your videos and productions. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.
Track length: 3:42
Tempo: 60 bpm
Neon City is an atmospheric and moody instrumental track with warm organic washes of ambient background sound, sparse deep bass, gentle and subtle percussive beats and rhythms and lush Blade Runner style synths. Ideal slow atmospheric background music for documentaries and moody videos.
Total running time: 79:17 (7 tracks)
Tempo: n/a (slow)
Stateless is the fourth album of atmospheric space music from ambient musician Simon Wilkinson. An ethereal collection that contains 7 tracks (just under 80 minutes) of interstellar instrumental soundscapes, deep drifting drones and widescreen sci-fi panoramas. Listen to short clips above or click below for full-length previews. Note: This album is sold for personal listening only but you can contact me to discuss licensing this music for your films.
Track length: 3:10
Tempo: 125 bpm
Creepy and unsettling instrumental horror music track featuring cyclic descending solo piano arpeggios, dark percussion and rhythmic effects. Has a feel similar to old school horror movie music like Tubular Bells in The Exorcist or retro 70s stalker and slasher soundtracks like John Carpenter's Halloween.
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.