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Jim Ragland (Dramatic Tracks)


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Since the 1980s, US artist Jim Ragland has been composing and producing incidental, scene change and underscoring music for the professional theater. Projects have included tiny fringe theaters as well as The Kennedy Center. Credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production, "The Kentucky Cycle," and 100s of other shows - like Shakespeare, Chekhov, August Wilson, and Sam Shepard. With dozens of Spotlight Awards from The Seattle Times, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Theater Puget Sound, Variety says: “[Jim Ragland] creates worlds that capture the imagination."


Jim Ragland creates music that is perfectly aligned with a project's story line, and is a genius at combining styles, ethnicities and periods to come up with something that sounds familiar and catchy, but is still original.



Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 79

Instrumental Tracks (73 Tracks) | Vocal Tracks (6) |
Music Genres For Jim Ragland
Action | Americana | Blues | Cartoon | Childrens | Chinese | Circus | Classical | Comedy | Country | Dangerous | Dramatic | East European | European | Folk | Latin | Middle East | Science Fiction |



Tracks for This Artist


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HOUSEHOLD WAKES A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Beautiful tender beginning then moves into playful elegant orchestral music. Mischievous, a bit dramatic in a sweet way. Romantic comedy, new beginnings, falling in love. High fashion, limo cruising, Hollywood nights, rich and luxurious, kitchy, happy. Great for films like The Artist, kids animation, Instrumental, Dramatic, Broadway
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Broadway
465916 1:13 Mixed 129   


SUNRISE BLUES - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Simple, dreamy, bluesy electric guitar with organ, feels like a sunrise; lands on a suspension and has a long fade starting around 28 sec, Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
465945 0:50 Very Slow   


PITTSBUGH REFLECTION A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland smooth warm trumpet over a simple arpeggiating piano and a soft acoustic guitar, Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
465932 0:38 Slow 65   


ROLLING SAXES - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Smooth mellow saxes over bass piano and drums, city lights through a penthouse window. Great for upscale settings, ads for luxury and high-priced items, Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Dramatic, Tender music
465936 0:44 Very Slow 55   


POWDERED WIGS - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland an elegant duet for harpsichord and flute, composed for a Moliere play. Great for a court dance, lots of sections, Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Tender music
465933 0:55 Medium 122   


SMITHSONIAN - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A warm whistful nostalgic mellow ragtime piece for clarinets, euphonium (little tuba), and marimba. Composed for a bio pic about The Wright Brothers. Great for 1890-1920. A little BBC-ish, Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
465940 0:59 Medium 122   


SLOW RAG - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A stately thoughtful old-fashioned piece for piano, brass, clarinet and flute. The ending turns sad. Sounds like it could be in Ragtime. Originally composed for a bio pic about The Wright Brothers, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
465939 0:45 Very Slow 50   


VIOLA TROPICALE B - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A shimmerinig viola and acoustic guitar over a tropical percussion track. Slightly mysterious and elegant. Would make a great theme for an NCIS Miami segment. Sounds like a scene shot from the air. Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Smooth Music
465970 1:08 Med Slow 84   


KITTY AND HERB - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Happy Music
465920 0:26 Med Fast 138   


KANSAS RAG - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland warm, Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
465919 0:58 Medium 108   


THE CLIFFS A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland An evocative Irish percussion pulse, with Uilleann pipes and cello. Picture a windy bog. A great film transition scene for ancient celtic settings, Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Romantic Music
465947 0:29 Med Slow 104   


MOLLY'S WALTZ A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
465923 0:42 Medium 121   


DESERT HARMONICS A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Two acoustic guitars, one finger picked, the other playing harmonics. Moody, transitional, minor in key. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Sad Music
465897 0:32 Slow 68   


ANGEL HOVERING A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Angelic choir with pizzicato strings and timpani in a floating loop, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
465587 1:07 Med Slow 100   


PHOTO ALBUM - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A slow, sweet, heartwarming, nostalgic piece of chamber Americana for piano, strings, bass clarinet and clarinet. This was the credit music for an unreleased bio pic about The Wright Brothers. Great for TV, film, Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Tender music
465928 1:40 Slow   


GARDEN PARTY A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
465909 0:31 Medium 126   


THE COMING END B - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Tense pusing low drum with high, urgent strings, emotional Uilleann pipes. Instrumental, Dramatic, Magical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Magical Music
465948 2:23 Very Slow 43   


ROMEO AND JULIET - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A warm whistfull tender classical mandolin duet composed for Romeo and Juliet. Great for European setings, historical drama, romance, Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Tender music
465937 1:07 Med Slow 86   


REQUIEM - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A simple, slowly unwinding but very beautiful clarinet melody over low horns and strings. Composed for a film about the Wright Brothers (Wilbur's funeral), Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music
465935 1:39 Very Slow 58   


BEST DRESSED - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Sophisticated, elegant violin and piano in a 30s-40s style upscale bounce. Perfect for luxury items, well dressed beautiful people out on the town. Very New York, Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Smooth Music
465590 0:30 Medium 122   


SOCIETY TANGO A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A soft dreamy tango, vamping on two chords with a muted trombone soslo and a gypsy-ish violin. easily edited, Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
465941 1:07 Medium 115   


GOSPEL A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Dramatic, Tender music
465910 0:47 Mixed 113   


FIFTH AVENUE - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A bright, cheerful violin melody over a Broadway-style 30's piano. Very stylish and elegant, evokes beautiful people in evening gowns and tuxedos getting into expensive cars. Great commercial music for luxury products like perfume, cars. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
465632 0:42 Medium 110   


BUSY DAY A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland A 20s/30s show music feel ala Gershwin by way of Danny Elfman, with clarinet and sax over piano and percussion. Could be great in a cartoon or a period piece. Nice ritard at the end makes it a great transition, Instrumental, Dramatic, Broadway
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Broadway
465596 0:31 Medium 128   


CIRCUS NIGHTMARE A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Alice has a bad dream. Synth horns over drums, constantly modulating until it is ridiculously high. A bit of a scary clown feel. Instrumental, Dramatic, Hectic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Hectic Music
465601 1:00 Medium 126   


EN GARDE - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Cornball sword fighting music with a tango-flavored violin and piano. Errol Flynn saves the day. Silent film, campy damsel in distress, hero music, wild chase, dodging bullets, 30s and 40s parody. Instrumental, Dramatic, Broadway
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Broadway
465654 1:11 Med Fast 140   

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