I am listening to a music compilation titled Total War: Rome 2 OST - Campaign Compilation. This is composed by Richard Beddow and performed either by the Prague Philharmonic or Slovak National Orchestra, as per the details in the video description. The track starting at 3:58 mins has a humming female voice alongside some stringed and woodwind instruments.

Is there a genre of this type of music (containing such humming vocals), and if so, what is it called?

  • Where do you hear humming?
    – PiedPiper
    Aug 1, 2019 at 12:36
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    Such tracks are commonly called ambient, atmospheric.
    – dfhwze
    Nov 11, 2019 at 10:18

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There's quite a lot of wordless female voice in the track, but I don't hear any humming.
The music doesn't really fit any genre, it's written to evoke a kind of general 'ethnic' feeling without actually copying a specific style. As is typical for this kind of background music, it tries to evoke an atmosphere without drawing attention to itself. So it's probably best described as "pseudo-ethnic film music"


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