Classical Royalty-Free Music
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Although the term classical music implies the names Mozart, Bach or Beethoven, it does not mean that it refers solely and exclusively to one musical genre, i.e. it also encompasses a period of time called musical classicism from the 1750s to the 1820s. It was at the end of the Baroque period (1600-1750) when the composer Johann Sebastian Bach died and musicologists decided to define or coin the definitive term for this type of music.
Classical music, usually described as cultured and erudite, arose with the intention of breaking the mould of the music used in the previous period, characterised by the overlapping of several simultaneous melodies. Thus, it has continued to evolve during various periods of history; even today, classical songs are still being produced.
How is the composition of classical music?
Normally, any song carries behind it the work of a group of people, of which, each one, takes care of a different task: harmony, tempo, metric… However, in classical music, a single person can accomplish all this individually. For this, artists must have received a great and special musical training.
The main idea is based on making the listener think, with compositions without exaggerations or melodies that form a balanced melody. The use of wind and string instruments is frequent, with the sporadic appearance of percussion instruments. The music that these instruments evoke is usually called symphony, consisting of four parts considered movements (each part may vary in speed according to the composer). In addition, there are different forms of expression that depend on the speed and volume of the music.
Although a single person is capable of composing classical music, his performance requires a large orchestra that performs, generally, in concerts. The musicians are usually gathered by groups, wind and string, there being the possibility of having the presence of a soloist, who will take center stage in the work.
Royalty-free uses of classical music
Surely, when reading the term classical music, images of nineteenth century nobles come to mind; upright people, with elegant costumes and extraordinary hairstyles. Indeed, this was the audience profile of classical music in the past; however, nowadays, songs of this genre are heard by a very diverse audience and in very varied environments. It is not surprising to go to a restaurant or even to a supermarket, and listen in the background to non-intrusive melodies that help relax; just as they attract customers.
Likewise, advertising campaigns or promotions of products and services are often accompanied by the expressive nature and the way in which classical music connects ideas, from the beginning to the end, managing to capture the attention of people. Cinematic scenes, both film and documentary, come to life thanks to the passion of the classic. Two great examples are Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
In Legis Music you will find a wide variety of royalty-free songs belonging to classical music, among which you can choose the one that best suits your project, whether multimedia or not.
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