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Interestingly enough, the number of tracks answering to both Classical and Orchestral among the SmartSound stacks is relatively small. However dozens of songs in the Classical department, played with full orchestra, could easily take their place in productions needing Classical Royalty Free Orchestral Music.

Leading the pack, as appropriate, is Richard Strauss’ Zarathustra from album Cinema Standards, arranged by Ron Sorbo. Immediately recognizable from its use as theme music for the Apollo space program, and in the greatest movie of all time, 2001, A Space Odyssey, (Can you tell I’m prejudiced?) this theme makes a fantastic intro for stories of epic proportions.

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Published on: July 09, 2014


SmartSound intros, bumpers, stingers play an important part in a video production. Short and sweet, they still keep the magic going in keeping up the ambience, and dovetailing with the longer background sequences. Orchestral cues lend themselves to drama, sports scenes, or major product introductions.

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Published on: May 23, 2014

Artistic ImpressionsStrings may be the heart of the orchestra, but piano is the diva (this coming a piano player, of course!) Classical Royalty Free Piano Music from SmartSound gives ample play to this glorious partnership, with 59 tracks to fill the bill.

Considered a precursor to modern ambient music, Gymnopedie #1 from turn of the 20th-century composer Erik Satie, revisited in leisurely, lilting Autumn Rain One from Artistic Impressions could have been written any time in the last twenty years. Use this classical piano ballad in reflective or pensive scenes, in Meditation pieces or mellow TV drama scenes. Piano is joined by some mysterious percussion instrument striking notes that sound just like raindrops hitting a pool.

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Published on: February 12, 2014

Classical Suite #3SmartSound’s collection of classical music is impressive, with 28 albums currently featuring tracks labeled as classical.  Numbers from genuinely classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart are well-represented, as are modern composers who write in classical style.  Just as guitars are essential in modern rock music, strings are the heavy hitters in classical.  SmartSound’s Classical Royalty Free Strings Music fills these albums with the beautiful sounds of violins, violincellos, and acoustic basses.

Baroque musical style implies embellishment with flourishes as colorful as they are, sometimes, extreme.  Spirited Baroque 1 from album Parlour Games pours it on, despite only four instruments used in this Chamber Group quartet track.  It’s regal and dignified, reflecting the power of just a few people working together.   As was done for movie Marie Antoinette, whimsically juxtaposing modern music in a 200-year-old story, this track could find a home in an Indie Film or Short Film.

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Published on: February 07, 2014

Cinematic ExplorationRoyalty Free Orchestral Music tends to be big and dramatic, as big as the idea that the entire cast of musicians is at your service--working together to bring you all the drama and adventure the orchestral sound conveys.

Heavy hitting tracks in Orchestral Impact delivers big-budget effect, no matter the size of the screen!

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Published on: January 21, 2014

Heartfelt RetrospectiveMelancholy can range from sustained sadness to the merely reflective and sereneSmartSound’s Melancholy Orchestral Royalty Free Music selections carry your project seamlessly between these subtle variations using instruments with both angelic tenderness and powerful intensity.

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Published on: January 13, 2014

SmartSound’s Action Orchestral Royalty Free Music describes the movement of many, whether slow, methodical and deliberate, or fast, furious and all-in.  It can also focus on the driving exploits of a lone agent courageously facing the enemy, and setting the pace.

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Published on: January 07, 2014

Beauty & StrengthSmartSound Epic Orchestral Royalty Free Music has to cover a lot of ground.  Not only does it need to be there to infuse your behind-the-scenes scenes with the required quiet sinister suspense, but also back up the most lavish over-the-top hundreds-of-extras battle scenes and spaceship/astroidal collisions.  For other stories it much switch gears completely to back up the bold and triumphant in epic stories.

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Published on: January 03, 2014

Orchestral Royalty Free Music

Why does orchestral royalty free music have such amazing power to touch our souls in cinematic features? There must be something in our genetic heritage that remembers the days when dozens of people worked together in real time to create music of such immense pathos, glory, and tenderness.

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Published on: December 02, 2013

Royalty Free Classical MusicThe Royalty Free Classical Music page contains Royalty Free collections of Classical Music. Most of the tracks on these collections were written by composers from the classical period of western music. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Strauss, Schubert, Chopin, Mozart and more - the music of these composers defined an era. Most of the music on these CDs was recorded from live performances, not produced with synthetic sounds. If orchestral and chamber music is what your looking for the SmartSound Royalty Free Classical Music page is the right place.

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Published on: August 22, 2013


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