Where can I find background music?
March 11, 2011 4:43 PM   Subscribe

What music could I put as background for a movie of children's interviews?

I'm making a short movie that consists of a bunch of kids telling what they know about the Jewish holiday Purim. The movie cuts from kid to kid, piecing together their sentences into a narrative.

The thing is, without any background music its a bit dry. I have no idea what type of music to put in, much less where to find it. It needs to be instrumental and it should have a happy theme to it. (Purim is very jolly holiday)

Any one know any good any good resources for background music? Or, ay suggestions for songs?

posted by grimace636 to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Django Reinhardt? Pixar is very fond of using his music as accompaniment to their shorts.
posted by jamaro at 5:19 PM on March 11, 2011

My first thought was this from Arrested Development.
posted by lucysparrow at 5:24 PM on March 11, 2011

What you want is klezmer!
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:33 PM on March 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yes, klezmer is the right answer.

Django Reinhardt has a similar feel and would generally be good background for interviews with children, but you might as well go with the music that's actually Jewish.
posted by John Cohen at 5:41 PM on March 11, 2011

Royalty Free Klezmer!

Even though this is for your own use, I'm guessing, please don't use someone else's music without permission.
posted by Ideefixe at 5:42 PM on March 11, 2011

Allow me to recommend anything by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. It not just makes lovely background music to anything but children seem to love the Cafe's amusing, unique, soothingly repetitive compositions. Try the tracks Beanfields, Telephone and Rubber Band, or Music for A Found Harmonium for a starter. These've always made us very happy! Website here.
posted by henry scobie at 5:47 PM on March 11, 2011

Best answer: henry scobie is right about Pengin Cafe Orchestra being awesome, happy background music.

But I think this calls for some Herb Alpert. So What's New seems appropriate.
posted by phunniemee at 5:56 PM on March 11, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks so much everyone. I ended up using "So What's New" and the movie turned out great!
posted by grimace636 at 10:01 PM on March 11, 2011

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