Brockton James is a California composer and recording artist specializing in Classical, Easy Listening, New Age, and World Music. As a talented multi-instrumentalist, he composes and records music to fit any mood or theme. "Rhythm in Solitude" is a moving upbeat track, and an example of his music that's often featured on nationally-syndicated radio, and in local and regional radio commercials. Brockton also excels in composing music and sound effects for live theatrical productions, and influences include Gustav Holst, Yanni, and others.
Brockton James's musical influences range from Classical composers to contemporary artists like John Tesh and Lorena McKennitt. He is well-versed in a variety of musical styles, having grown up listening to the likes of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Police, and the music of the 70's and 80's.
Brockton is an exciting addition to our site. His music could kick your productions up a notch or two in a variety of media projects.
Charming, delicate track, built around an original music box-style melody. Also features a toy piano, bells, flute and clarinet. Would work for a Christmas/holiday scene or for anything involving children. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Music Boxes
Unique instrumental version of a Christmastime favorite! Every "item" in the song is represented musically, utilizing an orchestral or percussion instrument! The piece builds as every part is introduced. (The track preview begins about midway, so you can get a good feel for the song.), Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Experimental
Classic 1963 Chevy pickup truck with 283 V-8 engine. Door, hood, horn, turn signal, driving sequences, and more! Perfect for when the sounds of an old pickup truck are needed. Cars Specific, Chevy pickup
With a throbbing techno beat and a "cops and robbers" sounding bass line, this track would be a solid choice for any mystery and suspense application! A raging electric guitar gives the piece an even more intense, uneasy feel about half-way through! Instrumental, Electronic, Experimental
Charming, delicate track, built around an original music box-style melody. Also features a toy piano, bells, flute and clarinet. Would work for a Christmas/holiday scene or for anything involving children. (Variation of the first version of "The Music Box." Slightly different melody/faster tempo.), Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Music Boxes
Large drops of rain, drips, etc. falling on a corrugated tin patio roof. Not a heavy rain, but plenty of drops! Nice length suitable for any application or scene requiring rain on a metal-type surface. Water, Rain
Clocks, and more clocks! All colliding in a rhythmic "symphony." A variety of ticks, winding, and chimes. Towards the end a grandfather clock chimes, and a cuckoo clock makes an appearance! Great for a clock shop, a whimsical clock cartoon, perhaps a holiday-related scene, etc. Household,
This is the stadium horn typically heard at soccer and other sporting events. Some find it annoying, others, music to their ears! This track has six blasts of various lengths and slightly altering attacks and tones (as much as you can get from a plastic horn). 30-sec length good for a sports advert. Foley,
This is a set of four small brass bells mounted in a "tree." They're very old, from the 1920s-30s and are likely from China. They are struck with a small brass hammer. Useful sound for meditation, healing, rituals, holiday-related programming, etc. Foley,
Originally a trad Swedish song about spring, this song has become associated with the holidays! This version is very light and a bit whimsical, with flutes, clarinet, acoustic guitars and hand perc. The last part of the song features the instruments in a "round" (like "Row, row, row, your boat"). Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Stall-type shower. Water turns on and runs for about a minute, then is turned off. Can hear water draining during and after the water is shut off. Obviously perfect for a "Psycho" scene! Water, Bathroom Shower
Upbeat holiday original, featuring orchestra, piano, alto saxophone, guitars (electric and acoustic), bass, percussion and of course, bells! Suitable for many holiday-themed moods and any other celebratory mood the year-round! Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Experimental
Small brass hand bell. Short ring followed by a continuous ring for about 8 seconds. Useful as a dinner bell, old fashioned business "entrance" bell, etc. Very nice all-purpose bell with a pleasing ring. Foley, Bell ringing
Electric guitar based track with sustaining chords and feedback, accompanied by electronic drums and a pulsating synthesized bass. Good for crime scene investigation/lab scenes, science/sci-fi, or anything psychological or surreal. Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
This is the Feather River, which flows along the West side of the Sierra Nevada, then into the Sacramento valley in Northern California. This track is the flow of the river with light, smaller rapids. A bird can be heard starting at :55. Great for a variety of outdoor scenes, documentaries, etc. Water, Rivers
Off-beat electronica track featuring guitars, synths, flute, bass and drums. Evokes a feeling of uneasiness. Good for sci-fi, crime scene investigation, a psychological thriller, etc. Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Classic Christmas song, using the melody most commonly known in the US, although there are passages of the European version added to provide a medley feel! Very simple combo instrumentation with flute, guitar, vibes, viola, bass and drums. Suitable for any holiday mood requiring a light background. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Very different arrangement of a holiday classic! Features an orchestra with light hand percussion. Leads played by oboe, strings, flutes and clarinet. Very suitable for most holiday moods! Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Beautiful Christmas/Holiday melody in the classic tradition! Full orchestra with bells, counter melodies and nice dynamics! Suitable for any holiday-inspired scene, or romance, peacefulness, dream sequence, etc. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
New age atmosphere of synthesizer pads, swells, low strings, a gentle flute and bells. Peaceful, yet has a touch of mystery! Suitable for scenes depicting nature, space, or anything relaxing. Also suitable for practicing meditation, yoga, etc. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Easy-listening blend of a light orchestra, classical guitar and piano. Excellent for romantic moods, documentaries, travel, history, phone on-hold, department stores, restaurants, cafes, etc. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Interesting version of a Christmas classic! Opens with a saxophone and flute, then bass, piano, harp and ethnic percussion are introduced! Has an unusual bridge with percussion, bass and short instrument passages! Suitable for many holiday moods or a scene requiring an out of the ordinary version! Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas World
This track evokes an image of a vessel gliding along, a fast car effortlessly negotiating a winding mountain road; any type of motion. Pulsating drums and bass with smooth orchestral passages. Also great for crime scene investigation, a documentary, anything sports related, a car commercial, etc. Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
Unique version of a holiday standard! Blends elements of easy-listening and world. Features acoustic guitars, saxophone, flutes, piano, bass, orchestra and ethnic percussion. Suitable for most holiday moods, especially if a "unique" texture is required! Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas World, Felix Mendelssohn
This is the Feather River, which flows along the West side of the Sierra Nevada, then into the Sacramento valley in Northern California. These are small to medium-sized rapids, suitable for a variety of outdoor scenes, documentaries, etc. Water, Rivers
Electronic track with odd, synthesized passages, panning "blips" and other synth sounds. Great for crime scene investigation scenes, or anything scientific. Would also work for some extreme sports scenes, any type of quirky, out of the ordinary scenes. Instrumental, Electronic, Experimental