Here are songs 24-35 in the Free Background music series. These songs can be used for free for non-commercial projects as long as they are properly credited (for my songs add the creidt “music by longzijun”, but for songs in the Featured Guest series, you follow the crediting guidelines below the video). The link to the mp3 file (hosted on Boxnet) is after each video. Once you get to the boxnet page look for the download arrow at the top right of the screen.
If you are having downloading problems, please refer to this page for possible solutions: Downloading Problems (Free Background Music Series).
Background Music Songs
Broken (Background Music 35) 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
I Vow to Thee My Country (Featured Guest Series: Background Music 34) 2:12
A two-minute piano arrangement of this lovely, nostalgic song.
I Vow to Thee My Country
Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok (2015)
Original composition by Gustav Mahler and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921)
The composition is now in the public domain (copyrights of the arrangement and the recording, however, are held by Kate).
Download WAV: I Vow to Thee, My Country (WAV)
Download MP3: I Vow to Thee, My County (MP3)
Little Hero (Background Music 33) 2:58, 134 bpm
A three-minute dramatic theme song suitable for anime, AMVs (Anime Music Videos), anime and animation. It features nice melodies and a variety of textures and sounds—from classical strings to rock guitar to electronic synths.
The Hidden Path (Background Music 32) 11:00, 115 bpm
An eleven-minute song with a mysterious atmosphere and a percussion-heavy rhythmic feel, The song is influenced by East African music styles.
Dubtitution (Background Music 31) 7:25, 95 bpm
This is a bass-heavy dub-inspired track (think of the Jamaican dub of Sly & Robbie as opposed to dubstep). I wanted a lot of sonic variety in this song (a lot more than is normally found in dub), so there is a lot going on and the would be best suited to wordless videos (e.g., speed drawing, gaming, photography, sports montages, etc).
Download MP3: Dubtitution (BGM 31)
Echoes & Fragments (Background Music 30) 3:00, 70 bpm
This is a short and slow melancholy song in 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.
Download MP3: Echoes & Fragments (BGM 30)
Ravenchanter (Background Music 29) 4:04, 90 bpm
New age, ambient (acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, percussion and woodwind instruments)
This is a mysterious and hypnotic piece that is a combination of folk and ambient music. It has a steady rhythm. It started off with a very simple acoustic guitar accompaniment and I was going for a sound in the style of the country duo The Civil Wars, but as I started adding piano and more ambient elements, it took on a more mystical feel.
Download MP3: https://app.box.com/s/kc048oc0x48tdnmc1ndh
Wild Illusion by Nikolaos Taramanidis (Featured Guest Series: Background Music 28) 5:43
An acoustcc guitar ballad with faint eachoes of Pink Floyd.
(Wild Illusion) by Nikolaos Taramanidis
Download MP3: https://app.box.com/s/ljjfyzik9mq60s36mahi
Sonicidence (Background Music 27) 2:48, 120 bpm
This is designed as movie trailer music. It has a soft and hypnotic opening, a thumping bass and drum middle section and crunching rock final section. There are two different versions (the last section features a slightly different mix and arrangement.
Download MP3: Sonicidence (Mix 2) (BGM 27b)
Download MP3: Sonicidence (Original Version)(BGM 27a) The version in the Vimeo Video
Almost a Love Story (Background Music 26) 5:00, 110 bpm
Pop, new age, folk
This is a wistful, melodic ballad influenced by the soundtrack music of Joe Hisaishi (who frequently worked on the anime of Hayao Miyazaki)
Download MP3: Almost a Love Story (BGM 26)
Memoryne (Background Music 25) 2:30, 116 bpm
Piano instrumental, classical
This is a gentle and melodic song 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. The main melody has a feel more in tune with the Romantic period, while some of the textures in the middle are inspired by Baroque music.
Download MP3: Memoryne (BGM 25a)
Memoryne: Music Box Short Version (Background Music 25b) 0:55, 84 bpm
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.
Download MP3: Memoryne (BGM 25b)
Lock and Love (Background Music 24) 6:24, 86 bpm
Classical, pop & folk
This is a romantic and melodic song with with flute, strings and acoustic guitar, bass and percussion.
Download MP3: Lock and Love (BGM 24)
Some songs were created mainly using loops while other songs are mainly played using a Korg MicroX or M50 syntheszier. The songs were recorded together using Cakewalk’s Sonars Home Studio.