Free Background Music 40: Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom

Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom (

In this video, I continue the Featured Guest series with this beautiful original piano instrumental by Kate Kwok. The song—entitled Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom—is the 40th song in the Free Background Music Series. As with the other songs in this series, this song can be used for free in non-commercial projects and in YouTube monetized videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature) as long as credit is provided (“Music composed and performed by Kate Kwok”).

For more information about the terms and conditions for using the music, you can refer to the detailed Terms of Use.

Download Links

Two versions are available. The one in the above video has been slightly compressed to reduce the dynamic contrast (the softer parts become a little louder). There is also a full dynamic range version available; this one has greater contrast between the quieter and louder sections.

Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom (Main Version)

Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom (Full Dynamic Range Version)

If you are having downloading problems with the files, please refer to this page for possible solutions: Downloading Problems (Free Background Music Series)


Music composed and performed by Kate Kwok
Video production: longzijun 

About the Song

Kate has described her inspiration for the song:

“It’s called ‘Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom’. I had this picture in mind when creating the piece: a wayward traveler stumbles upon a forest fairy and follows her into the ruins of the forgotten forest kingdom; the former glory of the kingdom can still be seen among the statues and columns (the middle loud part of the music), but eventually even the magical beings (the fairies) abandon the castle and the legend of the forest kingdom fades away into nothing but folklore and memory (as represented by the pianissimo ending).”

More Songs by Kate

I have worked with Kate on several other music videos—a cover version of Taylor Swift’s Breathe, a piano arrangement of Howard Shore’s Feast of Starlight from The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, a piano arrangement of Misty Road from the Korean television series Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, a piano version of Gustav Holst’s I Vow to Thee, My Country as well as two of my compositions (Broken and Holly’s Theme). You can see the music videos for these pieces on our CMe Creative Media Studio website:

  1. Her piano arrangements and original compositions:
  2. Kate’s cover of Breathe:

About the Recording

The song was performed on a Yamaha Clavinova and recorded using Sonar Home Studio. 

Student Music: Original Songs and Covers

This song is also part of a series of music recordings I have done with students at the school where I teach: Student Music: Original Songs and Covers

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