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Brad Dechter

Brad Dechter, a graduate of Yale College (BA in Music) and Yale University School of Music (MM in Saxophone Performance) has recently returned to his first love, straight-ahead jazz, with the formation of his Brad Dechter Octet, featuring many greats of the Los Angeles-area jazz scene as well as his wife, vocalist Maureen Smith Dechter. He counts ... See full bio »
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 2015 Jupiter Ascending (orchestrator) (post-production)
 2011-2014 Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (orchestrator - 65 episodes)
- There's No Place Like Home (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Snow Drifts (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Kansas (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- A Curious Thing (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Bleeding Through (2014) ... (orchestrator)
 2013-2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (TV Series) (orchestrator - 13 episodes)
- And They Lived... (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- To Catch a Thief (2014) ... (orchestrator - uncredited)
- Heart of the Matter (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Dirty Little Secrets (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Nothing to Fear (2014) ... (orchestrator)
 2014 Rio 2 (orchestrator)
 2013-2014 Psych (TV Series) (orchestrator - 4 episodes)
- A Nightmare on State Street (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- S.E.I.Z.E. The Day (2014) ... (orchestrator)
- Psych the Musical (2013) ... (orchestrator)
- No Trout About It (2013) ... (orchestrator)
 2014 Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 2013 Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 2013 Botso (Documentary) (orchestrator)
 2013 The Conjuring (orchestrator)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (additional orchestrations)
 2013 42 (orchestrator)
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (arranger)
 2012 Parental Guidance (orchestrator)
 2012 The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (arranger)
 2012/I A Thousand Words (supervising orchestrator)
 2012 Joyful Noise (orchestrator)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (additional orchestrations)
 2011 Sleep Tight (orchestrator)
 2011 Dolphin Tale (supervising orchestrator)
 2011 Warrior (orchestrator)
 2011 The Change-Up (orchestrator)
 2011 Monte Carlo (orchestrator)
 2011 Cars 2 (orchestrator)
 2011 Super 8 (additional orchestrator)
 2011 Mars Needs Moms (orchestrator)
 2011 The Mechanic (orchestrator)
 2011/I No Strings Attached (orchestrator)
 2010 The Conspirator (orchestrator)
 2010 The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (lead arranger)
 2010 Predators (supervising orchestrator)
 2010 Miss Nobody (orchestrator) / (supervising orchestrator)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (orchestrator)
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2010/I Valentine's Day (orchestrator)
 2009/I Old Dogs (supervising orchestrator)
 2009 The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (supervising arranger)
 2009 Aliens in the Attic (supervising orchestrator)
 2009 Land of the Lost (orchestrator)
 2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie (orchestrator)
 2009 Duplicity (orchestrator)
 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (orchestrator)
 2009 Hotel for Dogs (orchestrator)
 2008/I Defiance (orchestrator)
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (orchestrator)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (orchestrator: additional music)
 2008 The Dark Knight (orchestrator)
 2008 Meet Dave (supervising orchestrator)
 2008 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (source arrangements)
 2008 Hancock (orchestrator)
 2008 The Happening (orchestrator)
 2008 Swing Vote (orchestrator)
 2008 Horton Hears a Who! (orchestrator)
 2007 The Great Debaters (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (orchestration)
 2007 Movies Rock (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 2007 I Am Legend (orchestrator)
 2007 The Water Horse (orchestrator)
 2007 Medal of Honor: Airborne (Video Game) (orchestrator: music team)
 2007 Michael Clayton (orchestrator)
 2007 Hairspray (orchestrator)
 2007 Evan Almighty (orchestrator)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (orchestrator)
 2007 Blades of Glory (orchestrator)
 2007 The Lookout (orchestrator)
 2006 Blood Diamond (orchestrator)
 2006 Everyone's Hero (supervising orchestrator)
 2006 Idiocracy (orchestrator)
 2006 Idlewild (orchestrator)
 2006 The Black Dahlia (supervising orchestrator)
 2006 Barnyard (orchestrator)
 2006 The Ant Bully (supervising orchestrator)
 2006 Lady in the Water (orchestrator)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (orchestrator)
 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown (orchestrator)
 2006 Freedomland (orchestrator)
 2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (orchestrator)
 2005 King Kong (orchestrator)
 2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (orchestrator)
 2005 Chicken Little (supervising orchestrator)
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie) (music arranger: main title - uncredited)
 2005 Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (supervising orchestrator)
 2005 Batman Begins (orchestrator)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (orchestrator)
 2005 Duma (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2005 The Interpreter (orchestrator)
 2005 Sin City (orchestrator)
 2005 Robots (orchestrator)
 2005 The Pacifier (supervising orchestrator)
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (orchestrator)
 2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (supervising orchestrator)
 2004 Collateral (orchestrator)
 2004 The Village (orchestrator)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (additional orchestrator)
 2004 Van Helsing (additional orchestrator)
 2004 Raising Helen (orchestrator)
 2004 The Whole Ten Yards (supervising orchestrator)
 2004 The Passion of the Christ (orchestrator)
 2004 Welcome to Mooseport (supervising orchestrator)
 2004 Hidalgo (orchestrator)
 2003 Peter Pan (orchestrator)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (additional orchestrator)
 2003 Scary Movie 3 (conductor)
 2003 Elf (orchestrator)
 2003 Jeepers Creepers II (additional orchestrator)
 2003 Great Performances (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Elton John at the Royal Opera House (2003) ... (orchestrator)
 2003 Bruce Almighty (supervising orchestrator)
 2003 Down with Love (orchestrator)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (orchestrator)
 2002 The Hot Chick (orchestrator)
 2002 The Concert for World Children's Day (TV Movie documentary) (music arranger)
 2002 Treasure Planet (orchestrator)
 2002 The Tuxedo (orchestrator)
 2002 The Emperor's Club (orchestrator)
 2002 Unconditional Love (orchestrator: score)
 2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (orchestrator)
 2002 Signs (orchestrator)
 2002 The Scorpion King (orchestrator)
 2002 Big Trouble (orchestrator: choir - uncredited)
 2002 Dragonfly (supervising orchestrator)
 2002 Snow Dogs (supervising orchestrator)
 2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (supervising orchestrator)
 2001 K-PAX (orchestrator)
 2001 The Princess Diaries (supervising orchestrator)
 2001 America's Sweethearts (orchestrator)
 2001 Cats & Dogs (supervising orchestrator)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (orchestrator)
 2001 Heartbreakers (orchestrator)
 2001 Spy Kids (orchestrator)
 2001 See Spot Run (orchestrator)
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove (orchestrator)
 2000 Vertical Limit (orchestrator)
 2000 Unbreakable (orchestrator)
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 2000 The Replacements (orchestrator)
 2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad (orchestrator)
 2000 Relative Values (orchestrator)
 2000 Dinosaur (orchestrator)
 2000 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- Drew and Kate Boink (2000) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
 2000 Michael Jordan to the Max (Documentary short) (orchestrator)
 2000 U-571 (orchestrator)
 1999 End of Days (orchestrator)
 1999 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (orchestrator)
 1999 Komodo (orchestrator)
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars (orchestrator)
 1999 Mumford (orchestrator)
 1999 The Sixth Sense (orchestrator)
 1999 Runaway Bride (orchestrator)
 1999 Dick (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (orchestrator)
 1999/I Lost & Found (orchestrator)
 1999 The Out-of-Towners (orchestrator)
 1999 My Favorite Martian (orchestrator)
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (orchestrations)
 1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! (orchestrator)
 1998 A Perfect Murder (orchestrator)
 1998 Paulie (orchestrator)
 1998 My Giant (orchestrator)
 1997 The Postman (orchestrator)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (orchestrator)
 1997 Devil's Advocate (orchestrator)
 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer (orchestrator)
 1997 George of the Jungle (additional orchestrator)
 1997 Out to Sea (orchestrator)
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1997 Fathers' Day (orchestrator)
 1997 Liar Liar (orchestrator)
 1997 Dante's Peak (orchestrator)
 1997 Metro (orchestrator)
 1997 The Relic (orchestrator)
 1996 One Fine Day (orchestrator)
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (orchestrator)
 1996 Space Jam (orchestrator)
 1996 The First Wives Club (orchestrator)
 1996 The Rich Man's Wife (orchestrator)
 1996 Bogus (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1996 The Trigger Effect (orchestrator)
 1996 The Phantom (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1996 Mulholland Falls (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1996 Getting Away with Murder (orchestrator)
 1996 Primal Fear (orchestrator)
 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 1996 The Juror (orchestrator)
 1996 Eye for an Eye (orchestrator)
 1995 Restoration (orchestrator)
 1995 Cutthroat Island (principal orchestrator)
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It (orchestrator)
 1995 Sudden Death (orchestrator)
 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1995 Waterworld (orchestrator)
 1995 Runaway Brain (Short) (orchestrator)
 1995 French Kiss (orchestrator)
 1995 Outbreak (orchestrator)
 1995 Just Cause (orchestrator)
 1995 Houseguest (orchestrator)
 1994 Junior (orchestrator)
 1994 Little Giants (orchestrator)
 1994 North (orchestrator)
 1994 Little Big League (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1994 Wyatt Earp (orchestrator)
 1994 White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (orchestrator)
 1994 Intersection (orchestrations)
 1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (TV Movie) (supervising orchestrator - uncredited)
 1993 Addams Family Values (orchestrator)
 1993 The Halloween Tree (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- To Be or Not to Be (1993) ... (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1993 The Fugitive (orchestrator)
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights (orchestrator)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (orchestrator)
 1993 Once Upon a Forest (orchestrator)
 1993 Gunmen (orchestrator)
 1993 Cliffhanger (orchestrator)
 1993 Dave (orchestrator)
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1993 Jonny's Golden Quest (TV Movie) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (orchestrator)
 1993 A Far Off Place (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1993 Falling Down (orchestrator)
 1993 Alive (orchestrator)
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (orchestrator)
 1992 Forever Young (music arranger: title theme)
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (orchestrator)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (additional orchestrator)
 1992 Sneakers (orchestrator)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (orchestrator)
 1992 Diggstown (orchestrator)
 1992 Jack's Place (TV Series) (orchestrator - pilot episode)
 1992 Year of the Comet (orchestrator)
 1992 Freejack (orchestrator)
 1991 Grand Canyon (orchestrations)
 1991 The Prince of Tides (orchestrator)
 1991 My Girl (orchestrator)
 1991 The Man in the Moon (orchestrator)
 1991 Dying Young (orchestrator)
 1991 City Slickers (additional orchestrator)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (orchestrator)
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion (orchestrator)
 1991 If Looks Could Kill (orchestrator)
 1991 King Ralph (orchestrator)
 1990 3 Men and a Little Lady (orchestrator)
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (orchestrator)
 1990 Naked Tango (orchestrator)
 1990 Flatliners (additional orchestrator - as Brad Decter)
 1990 Jetsons: The Movie (orchestrator)
 1990 Pretty Woman (orchestrator)
 1990 In Gold We Trust (orchestrator)
 1989 Race for Glory (orchestrator)
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1989 The Young Riders (TV Series) (orchestrator)
 1989 The Package (orchestrator)
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (additional orchestrator)
 1989 Men (TV Series) (orchestrator)
 1989 Tap (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1989 She Knows Too Much (TV Movie) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1988 Child's Play (orchestrator)
 1988 Everybody's All-American (orchestrator)
 1988 Guns of Paradise (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
 1988 Some Girls (orchestrator)
 1988 Off Limits (orchestrator)
 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (orchestrator)
 1987 Number One with a Bullet (orchestrator)
 1986 The Men's Club (orchestrator)
 1986 Nothing in Common (music arranger: source music - uncredited)
 1986 Lucas (music arranger: source arrangements - uncredited)
 1986 In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (orchestrator)
 1985 Transylvania 6-5000 (music arranger)
 1985 Crimewave (orchestrator)
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (orchestrator)
 1984 Splash (music arranger: source arrangements - uncredited)
 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (orchestrator)
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