In addition to the original series of background tracks, I will start a small collection of classical music tracks featuring student performers. You may use these for free as background music for non-commercial videos and other non-commercial multimedia-projects; simply add the song name, the name of the composer(s) (and arranger if applicable), the name of the performer and the address of this website (longzijun.wordpress.com) in the credits and/or video description).
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I Vow to Thee, My Country (2:12, Featured Guest Series 02, Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok)
Download WAV: I Vow to Thee, My Country (WAV)
Download MP3: I Vow to Thee, My County (MP3)
Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok (2015)
Song composed by Gustav Mahler and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921)
Rachmaninoff Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Date of Composition: 1901-1903
Pianist: Tong Chi-ling
Recorded by: longzijun, CMe Creative Media Studio, SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
Recorded: January 2012
The music composition is in the public domain in most countries, including America (for more information about copyright, public domain and classical music see longzijun.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/classical-music-public-domain-and-copyright/).
Unfortunately, unscrupulous companies (like GoDigital MG) have been attempting to make all sorts of false copyright claims on classical music compositions, so you may find a Content ID match when uploading your video to YouTube. However, the rights to this music composition are in the public domain and the performance is completely original.
Echoes & Fragments
(Background Music 30) – 3:00, 70 bpm (classical, minimalist, piano)
Download MP3: Memoryne
This is Song No. 25 in the Background Music series. Although it would normally be classified as a kind of new-age instrumental, it does have classical influences, so I have also included it in this section.
Love & Time: Romantic, melancholy, piano and synth strings (24 seconds)
Orchestral Sunset (Brief Intro): Orchestral, Dramatic (13 seconds)
There is an alternative version with no drums in case you find this one too brash.
Version 2 (Without Drums)
Download MP3: Orchestral Sunset
Download MP3: Orchestral Sunset Version 2 (No Drums)
This is Track 8 in the short instrumentals series.
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