Some people prefer reading their books in silence. As for me, I don't mind reading my books accompanied by any tracks from these artists or albums:
Two Steps from HellTwo Steps from Hell is founded by Thomas J. Bergersen and Nick Phoenix in 2006 that focuses mostly on movie and trailer music. Most of its music sound like catered for role-playing games. Well, Two Steps from Hell produces music for selected video games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It's what I listen to when reading fantasy books.
Your gateway songs: Heart of Courage, Creation of Earth
My personal favorites by Thomas Bergersen are: Rise Above, Black Heart, Immortal, Promise (Final Version), Colors of Love, Casablanca
AdiemusThe albums of Adiemus are composed by Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins. Adiemus is a series of vocalized-style albums, with no semantics for lyrics but words created by Jenkins, save for some old Latin Church songs.
Your gateway song: Adiemus
My other personal favorites are: Dona Nobis Pacem - Part II, Cantus Iteratus, Mysterious are Your Ways, Aria, Song of the Odyssey, Cantus Inaequalis, Song of Invocation, Saint Declan's Drone
The Silk Road EnsembleStarted by Japanese cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998, it is a collaboration of artists promoting artistic multicultural exchange.
Your gateway song: Ascending Bird
Taylor DavisTaylor Davis is an American violinist best known for her rendition of video game music via her youtube channel.
Your gateway song: Song of Time and Song of Storms
My other personal favorites: He's a Pirate, Now We are Free
David LanzDavid Lanz' music creates an atmosphere of hope and enlightenment, which was his goal.
Your gateway song: A Whiter Shade of Pale
My other personal favorites are: Cristofori's Dream, Return to the Heart
YanniYanni is a Greek composer known to create music that has been called an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds when he incorporates different modern musical instruments with exotic ones. He is best known for his piano pieces.
Your gateway song: In the Morning Light
My other personal favorites are: Until the Last Moment, Aria, The End of August
EnigmaEnigma is a German new age musical project formed in 1990 by Romanian-born Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and German music producer Frank Peterson.
Your gateway song: Return to Innocence
My other personal favorite: Sadness Part I
Genso Suikoden Celtic CollectionSuikoden (released in Japan as Genso Suikoden) is a role-playing game published by Konami as the first installment of the Suikoden series which started on 1995. There are 3 albums dedicated to Celtic music, collected from various game editions in the series.
Your gateway song: Main Theme
My other personal favorites are: Carried on Rippling Waves, Mysterious People, To the Sealed Land
For Genso Suikoden Celtic Collection II, my personal favorites are: Touching Theme, Ending March
AudiomachinePerhaps, Audiomachine is best known in the internet as musician similar to Two Steps From Hell because that's how I got to know about it.
Your gateway song: War of Faith
Yo-Yo MaI've mentioned Yo-Yo Ma establishing a collaborative project for other artists, so now let me refer to the man himself. Yo-Yo Ma is a French-born Chinese American Cellist. A prodigy performing at the age of 5, Yo-Yo Ma graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University, producing 90+ albums with 18 Grammy Awards.
Your gateway song: The Swan (Saint-Saëns)
My other personal favorite: Ave Maria (J.S. Bach/ Gounod) with Kathryn Stott
If you have any music related to the ones I featured, please comment below.