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. 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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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol.6: Dark Matter by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 6: Dark Matter

    £39.99

    Total running time: 53:32 (17 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    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.


  • Neon City by Simon Wilkinson

    Neon City

    £0.99£29.99

    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.


  • 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.


  • Night Calving by Simon Wilkinson

    Night Calving

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 4:21
    Tempo: n/a (slow)

    Sparse and atmospheric piano instrumental with subtle hints of harmonica, guitar notes and icy water soundscapes. Cold, lonely and introspective music for human interest documentaries and videos.


  • Fires On The Moon by Simon Wilkinson

    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.


  • Royalty Free Music Vol.4 by Simon Wilkinson

    Royalty Free Music For Film & Documentary Vol. 4: Dramas And Thrillers

    £39.99

    Total running time: 45:57 (11 tracks)
    Tempo: Various

    Royalty free music Vol. 4 contains 11 tracks (45 minutes) for tense film thrillers, dramas and crime documentaries. Ranging from frantic dramatic action, chase and fight music to dark subdued atmospheric tracks, ambient soundscapes and tense, emotional dramatic underscores. Hear short clips from all the tracks in the preview above or click below for full length track previews.


  • The Gondolier by Simon Wilkinson

    The Gondolier

    £0.99£29.99

    Track length: 2:00
    Tempo: 81 bpm

    The Gondolier is a slow and mysterious 2 minute instrumental piano track also featuring harp, strings, violins, cello and flute.

    Introspective and delicate music with a feel of Venice and hints of darkness and intrigue that would be ideal background music for reflective films or pensive human interest documentaries. A shadowy gondolier punts through the canals and backwaters of Venice as the waters gently lap around the gondola.