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Richard deCosta learned to read and write both music and computer software at the age of 10. Over the next decade, he immersed himself in an intense self-directed study using any music theory and composition books he could get his hands on, and the scores and recordings of composers like Wagner, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Ravel. Starting in the mid-90's, Richard became heavily involved in Electronic music, and today he writes everything from full orchestra and opera pieces to Techno, Avant-Garde, Jazz, Trance, Hip-Hop, Organ, Big Band, Choral and Traditional African music.


Composer, animation, and musical credits:

"Blue Blottle Fly", Short Animation; soundtrack and FX/Foley "Hand Me Down", Short film by David Padrusch, "Countdown Earth", Documentary, "Biblia", opera in Swahili, "The Temptation of Christ", One-act opera in German, "K'ai, Death of Dreams", Full opera in an invented language, "Memoirs of a Dead Man", Single-act opera in English, "Song of the Hermit Thrush", Musical score for photo slide show, Maine Audubon Society.

Game Music:

Composed and recorded the highly acclaimed “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Total Soundtrack Conversion”, featuring 31 new, original orchestral compositions, "Cramgene" by Yamisoft, Soundtrack, "Amoeba Divide & Conquer", Soundtrack. “Windfall”, an “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Total Conversion”

Film/TV scores:

“Ragged Isle” web series, Composer, “Metropolis”, “A Woman of Affairs”, “O Movie” and Michael Comet’s “Blue Bottle Fly”, “Trade-In” Movie Trailer Music, “J. J.” Trailer Music.

Opera:

“The Temptation of Christ”, a one act opera, “K'ai, Death of Dreams”, a Sci-Fi opera in 65 Scenes (5 completed), “Memoirs of a Dead Man”, opera in three acts.




Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 89

Instrumental Tracks (83 Tracks) | Vocal Tracks (6) |
Music Genres For Richard deCosta
Action | Asian | Brazilian | Childrens | Classical | Comedy | Corporate | Dance | Dangerous | Dramatic | Electronic | Jazz | Latin | Middle East | Reggae | Rock | Themes |



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LULLABY IN C MAJOR - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Soothing from beginning to end. An English Horn dominates with the sweetest melody. Reminiscent of childhood, nurturing, peace and contentment. Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Tender music
405821 2:16 Very Slow 45   
30sec - Dramatic, Tender music
405857 0:30 Very Slow 45   
60sec - Dramatic, Tender music
405860 1:00 Very Slow 45   
Full Track (Piano Solo Version) - Dramatic, Tender music
405861 1:52 Very Slow 45   


THE ENDLESS AEONS OF CELESTIA - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Intensely cerebral, depictive of deep space, extreme isolation, vast distance, cosmic consciousness. Full film orchestral with lush strings, full brass, harp, choir and a full dynamic range. Out of the vastness of space a message awaits the minds of those with the capacity to comprehend. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405523 0:30 Very Slow 50   
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405516 2:51 Very Slow 50   
60sec - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405524 0:59 Very Slow 50   


HOLIDAY TRISTE - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2009
Richard deCosta A playful and exotic mix of grooving electronic and middle-eastern instruments. Highly melodic and addictive. Middle section chills out with acoustic piano, then its back to the east! Instrumental, Middle East, Contemporary Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Middle East, Contemporary Dramatic
397987 3:03 Med Fast 145   
30sec - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405747 0:28   
60sec - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
405748 1:00 Med Fast 145   


SERVANTS OF THE HIGH AVATAR - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Thumping hardcore industrial with distorted guitars, a heavy, steady kick and full synths. Intermediate FX and strange sounds add an air of mystery and suspense. A killer distorted guitar solo great for wild car chase, crime in progress, tension building, flying, soaring, swaggering, dark and bold. Instrumental, Dramatic, Pending
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Pending
409172 0:59 Med Slow 80   
Loop (4-bars main loop) - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
405754 0:12 Med Slow 80   
Full Track - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
398190 3:36 Med Slow 80   
30sec - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
405753 0:30 Med Slow 80   
60sec - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
405755 0:59 Med Slow 80   


THROUGH FROSTED GLASS - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
398444 2:59 Very Slow 9   


EVER HERE, EVER THERE, WANDERING - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2008
Richard deCosta A melancholy taste of the Middle East, a mixture of old and new. A Celtic tin whistle converses with a Persian Santoor backed by a Latin rhythm section for an incredibly unique sound. A triste at a sidewalk cafe, a walk along a Mediterranean beach. Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Middle East, Middle-East  
398724 3:11 Med Slow 85   
60sec - Dramatic, Smooth Music
405746 0:59 Med Slow 85   
30sec - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
405745 0:30 Med Slow 85   


DAWN MOTET - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A serene duet between flute and clarinet backed by a lush orchestra describe a calm morning sunrise. Very melodic. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
398108 1:34 Med Slow 95   


BETRAYED BY A FRAYED REALITY - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta An epic from start to finish. Synthesizers, drums, guitars and a full orchestra blend to create this massive piece. Starts as a soulful, longing electronica ballad and building into a horrifying orchestral climax with many surprises on the way. Don't miss the drama at 4:28! Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music
398293 7:43 Slow 75   


MIDDLE KINGDOM - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A lonely woodwind lament with strings and light percussion. Dawn in the Middle Kingdom, the peaceful valley, the misty-aired Medieval towns and villages. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
398433 3:57 Very Slow 58   


TOME OF MEDIATION - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Tribal memory evoking orchestral prelude and grand dance. Full orchestra with tribal drums shake the ground, soaring strings and melodic flutes enrapture the soul. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
398128 2:15 Slow 75   


THE LUMINOUS MONOLITH OF ORYLAR - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A gentle choral introduction builds into an immense climax with full chorus, orchestra and percussion. Angelic voices, sweeping chords and glissandi entwine with resounding horns. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
398125 2:01 Slow 75   


SONG OF THE HERMIT THRUSH - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A lush, majestic, incredibly melodic full orchestra, reminiscent of Debussy or Ravel. Heavenly choirs back up winds and strings, full horns resound alongside harp glissandos and full orchestra swells. Instrumental, Dramatic, Magical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Magical Music
398103 3:33 Med Slow 85   


BRIGHT EYES MOTO PERPETUO PIZZICATO - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Non-stop pizzicato fun! A string orchestra pucks madly and gladly without stopping from beginning to end, hopping, bouncing, getting high on life. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Whimsical Music  
398861 1:28 Fast 160   


IN SOLICE ABANDONED - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2002
Richard deCosta A Vivaldi-like piece. The sorrow of love lost, the pain of distance, the anguish of ultimate separation. Oboe and flute speak and respond as lovers, then are joined by full strings in this stirring, heart-wrenching song. Nostalgic, delicate, tender, romantic passion. Elegant, hopeless & lost. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music  
398451 2:17 Slow 75   


LOVE'S LAMENT - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2002
Richard deCosta Don't miss the climax at 1:15! Baroque style lament. Steady, pulsing bass pizzicato, harp with a soaring, lamenting oboe and cello duet. Middle section is harp alone, then back to the main melody for the finale. A tale of woe, a dream not quite remembered, a lover's embrace, a funeral march. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music
398452 2:59 Slow 75   
60sec (60-Second Version) - Dramatic, Sad Music
404162 0:58 Slow 75   

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