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What is orchestral music?
Orchestral music can be generally defined as music created by an instrumental ensemble. The ensemble can vary greatly in size, from chamber orchestras which are only 50 professional musicians maximum to symphony or philharmonic orchestras which have 80 to 100 members. The word “orchestra” has Greek origins and refers to the circular part of the ancient Greek theatre in front of the proscenium, or concert hall arch, where the musicians performed.

An orchestra is typically divided into four groups of musical instruments: strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion. When it comes to strings, four-stringed instruments are most commonly used in modern orchestras. These include the violin, viola, cello, and bass. Woodwind orchestral instruments consist of the flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. There may be two to four of any of these woodwinds in an orchestra. Brass instruments are made of metal and include the French horn, trombone, trumpet, and tuba. The musical sound is made by buzzing the lips against the mouthpiece while the instrument amplifies and refines the sound. The percussion section of an orchestra generally consists of instruments that are hit with sticks or beaters in order to produce a sound. Timpani (i.e. large kettledrums), cymbals, and the glockenspiel are just a few examples.
Is orchestral music a genre?
No, orchestral music is not a genre. Similar to the way in which a band is a group of people that plays music and not a specific genre, an orchestra consists of musicians that can play a variety of genres. These genres include but are in no way limited to Classical Orchestra, Orchestral Jazz, and Electronic Orchestra. Classical Orchestra music is distinct from classical music.

Classical music is a genre, while classical orchestra refers to a group of musicians that play classical music. This genre is generally thought of as serious music that follows long-established musical principles. There is also modern orchestral music, sometimes referred to as contemporary classical music, which is classical music created close to the present day.

Modern orchestral music draws inspiration from 20th century classical composers such as Schoenberg and Stravinsky. 21st century classical music specifically refers to music created in the classical tradition after the year 2000. Check out our orchestral music here or our classical music.
What is modern orchestral music?
Modern orchestral music is orchestral music composed in the modern-day or recent past. Certain musical stylings may be played by these modern orchestras. Orchestral pop, for example, is pop music performed by an orchestra. Orchestral hip-hop is music in which the rhythm was created by an orchestra. Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” is a prime example.

Electronic orchestra involves musical pieces that either combine orchestral instruments with electronic instruments at the time of recording, or electronically manipulate the orchestral music after recording. Daft Punk’s score for Tron Legacy is one such example of electronic orchestra music. Orchestral jazz draws from the 1920s jazz scene in New York City. It is a structured style of jazz in which the orchestra follows traditional European musical practices while embracing the rhythms of jazz. A full-scale modern symphony orchestra consists of about 100 permanent musicians. The distribution of instrumentalists usually breaks down into 16-18 1st violins, 16 2nd violins, 12 violas, 12 cellos, 8 double basses, 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 5-8 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 kettledrum, 3-4 percussionists, 1-2 harps, and 1 keyboard player.
How to find orchestral music for video?
A quick internet search will reveal a number of music sites that offer orchestral music, but for a diverse collection of high-quality tracks, look no further than PremiumBeat. Whether you want to add a dramatic concert overture track to the opening of your film or an epic orchestral beat to your high-energy commercial, PremiumBeat has you covered. Classical music enthusiasts will be happy to know how easy it is to find classical period tracks within our library, while those looking for more modern compositions will be thrilled by the eclectic variety available. To find the specific sort of orchestral sound you are looking for, head to our search engine. Look at the filters on the left side of the page. You can click “Genres” and scroll down to “Classical” to explore subgenres such as “Classical Period” or “Medieval.”

Alternatively, try scrolling to the “Production / Film Scores” genre and selecting the “Orchestral Hybrid” subgenre. Once you have selected the style of orchestral music you are interested in, utilize the other filters to further specify the sort of songs you want. Select your ideal Instruments, Mood, Duration, and more. When you have found your orchestral tracks, add them to your cart and head to checkout to select one of our flexible licenses. Pay a one-time fee and download your tracks in a few quick clicks.
What is royalty-free orchestral music?
Royalty-free orchestral music is music that can be licensed without the need to pay ongoing fees, that is, royalties, to the original creator or copyright holder. All of the tracks you hear on PremiumBeat are royalty-free. We have taken care of what can be a complicated and time-consuming licensing process, instead offering you easy-to-understand licenses that you can purchase with a one-time fee.

Our Standard license costs just $49 USD and allows for worldwide distribution across all personal use projects and most creative projects, such as podcasts and web advertisements. For those in need of expanded distribution for their projects, the Premium license is the way to go. For a one-time fee of $199 USD, customers can use their track in TV, radio, film, app, and gaming projects. Both of these licenses allow for unlimited use of the royalty-free track within that specific project in perpetuity, meaning forever. Individuals who have ongoing music needs can get 5 Standard license royalty-free tracks each month for just $12.99 USD a track by signing up for our monthly subscription.

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