Rick Mays is a composer and producer of music for modern dance, theatre and film. He performed as a touring keyboardist with the iconic Sarah Brightman, and now writes music in styles that include symphonic, new age, and dramatic soundtracks. Rick often blends unusual rhythms, unexpected harmonies, and lyrical melodies into his music, and adds to the mix ethnic instruments from around the world. The combination is a unique sound with a flowing, rhythmic and challenging style, which provides exciting compositions for any number of our clients' TV, film and media projects.
Full orchestra, with English horn, Wagnerian brass, and a Gypsy 1st Violin. Starting off pensively, swelling to a full Hollywood Strings 1940s dramatic climax (think Bette Davis), and ending with a sense of finality that will put the button on a sad or poignant scene. Emotional and cathartic. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
This track is evocative and mysterious, scintillating and awe-inspiring; excellent transition music to dreamy or atmospheric scene, such as stumbling upon Ali Baba's cave, with bats and treasure all around, and piles of gold and diamonds glinting from the shadows. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Solemn, emotional orchestral piece: solo military trumpet, harp, rhodes, English horn, French horns. Solo trumpet evokes a sad farewell to a fallen comrade. Rubato, free flowing tempo pulls at the heart strings in music that is ideal for closing credits or intensely emotional moment of tribute. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
A solo oboe sings the song of Scheherezade, as she dances in her Persian palace. Guitar and Harp accompany this alluring melody, as it grows, mysteriously and gracefully, to a dramatic climax with full ensemble plus new age choir. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Come away on a voyage through exotic sounds of the East, as a solo shakuhachi flute wends through flowing 7/4 time, in a smooth and relaxing journey. Lyrical melodies and interesting rhythms could have been the soundtrack for Marco Polo's ships, with the rhythmic waves adding their irregular beats, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
As the fog rolls in, emotions flood through the string orchestra, as solo oboe conjures the spirit of lost love. Emotional swells and flowing rubato tempo, open the floodgates of despair to express tragedy, and grief. A final oboe solo evokes memories of better days. Soundtrack for cathartic scene. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music