Came across an Android app that enlists chord progressions with a mapping to mood or sentiment that it conveys (or expected to convey, I presume to certain audience). For various reasons, I am bit wary of apps of this nature, unless there is a certain body-of-knowledge that backs up the content of such apps. Therefore, I am wondering if there is any compendium, list of chord-progressions (on various keys), that have a "generally accepted" association with the mood or sentiment ?
Another example of notion of mood of song is embodied in Microsoft Songsmith, although I do not claim that the mood selection results in selection of specific chord progression (or melody) that is pre-crafted by a human (and known to human ear as meeting expectation of the mood). It is a relevant example, IMV, because it alludes to existence of mood of music.
Also is such mood association to do with culture and musical conditioning of the listener ? For example, what is considered as dark-n'gloomy as per people who have been widely exposed and thus conditioned to Western music, may possibly be considered as bright-n'peppy as per people condition to say African or Arabic music ?
Finally, there is this other Music-SE Q&A where the accepted answer indicates body of research that is attempting to establish classification of music on various factors that set the mood. So, isn't it possible that Chord Progressions (apart from Chords themselves) have a role to play in setting the mood of a song ?