Classical & New Age Background Music

This page features original compositions that are as well as our own performances of classical music tracks that are in the public domain (as their copyrights have expired) You may use these for free as background music for non-commercial videos and other non-commercial multimedia-projects; simply add the appropriate credit as shown on the download page for each song. You can refer to the Terms of Use for more information.

1. Performances of Classical Works

There are our performances of public domain compositions. 

I Vow to Thee, My Country: Performed and Arranged by Kate Kwok (2:12)

Credits: Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok (2015)
Song composed by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921)

This is Kate’s performance of her own arrangement of this public domain composition. It is a beautifully nostalgic version of the song. For download links (MP3 and WAV files available) as well as information about what to do in case you get a false copyright claim, go to:

Background Music 34: I Vow to Thee, My Country

Rachmaninoff Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6: Performed by Tong Chi-ling (2:57)

Crediting Information
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff (Date of Composition: 1901-1903); Performed by: Tong Chi-ling (2012)

This is pianist Tong Chi-ing’s performance of a Rachmaninoff composition. Please note that it is common to get false Content ID matches and copyright claims on original performances of public domain work. The linked page contains information on what you should do if you get such a claim. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 21: Rachmaninoff Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6.

2. Original Compositions

These are our own compositions.

Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom by Kate Kwok (3:00)

A gentle, rhythmically flowing solo piano piece. There are two versions available: the one in the video (which is slightly compressed) and a version with the full dynamic range. For MP3 and WAV file download links for the two versions, go to:

Background Music 40: Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom

Summit by Gary Ames (3:26)

A pulsating, dramatic, orchestral piece. The kick drum comes in at around 1 minute and 10 seconds. It works well with action scenes. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 39: Summit by Gary Ames

Somewhere Deep in the Sea by Jessica Yip (2:42)

A beautiful and gentle anime-inspired instrumental. There are two versions available: the one in the video (which is slightly compressed) and a version with the full dynamic range. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 38: Somewhere Deep in the Sea

Holly’s Theme by longzijun (2:47)

A solo piano instrumental. The first and third sections are fast and have a propulsive feel, while the middle section is sparse and melancholy. At the end of the video, there is also a 60-second synth version of part of the middle section (and a no-drums version of that is also available)
For MP3 and WAV file download links for the different versions, go to:

Background Music 37: Holly’s Theme

Broken by longzijun (3:17)

A three-minute gentle and sad song played on piano. It is influenced by classical minuets but is more minimalist and contemporary in feel. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 35: Broken

Echoes & Fragments  by longzijun (3:00)

This is a short and slow piano piece in a minimalist style somewhat in the vein of the songs of new age composer Ludovico Einaudi. It starts off (and ends) very quietly and features a crescendo in the middle. With this dynamic contrast, the song isn’t very suitable for use in vlogs. It is more suitable for ‘silent’ videos where you want to create a somber mood. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 30: Echoes & Fragments

Memoryne by longzijun (2:30)

This is a gentle and melodic piano solo that is somewhat in the style of a minuet. The mood is nostalgic; it is somewhat sad, but light at the same time. Though it is classical in style, the harmonic progression is inspired by the jazz standard My Funny Valentine. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 25: Memoryne

Short Instrumentals

The duration of each of the  following music recordings are less than 60 seconds.

The Mercury Tale: Music by Jessica Yip (0:53)

A short anime-inspired piano solo. The MP3 and WAV file download links are on this page:

The Mercury Tale & Riptide

Memoryne: Music Box Short Version (0: 55)

Here is a version of the main theme of Memoryne but in a music box style.The middle part ended up being too busy (too many notes), so this arrangement features the main melody only. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 25: Memoryne (select the music box version)

Intro 04: Love & Time by longzijun (0:25)

Piano and synth strings. The MP3 and WAV file download links are on this page:

Intro Themes 1 to 4 (see Track 4)

Intro 06 by longzijun (19-21 seconds)

The MP3 and WAV file download links are on this page:

Intro Themes 5 to 8 (see Track 6).

Intro 8: Orchestral Sunset by longzijun (0:13)

There is an alternative version with no drums in case you find this one too brash.

Version 2 (Without Drums)

The MP3 and WAV file download links are on this page:

Intro Themes 5 to 8 (see Track 8)


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