Throughout his career, Stephen has composed orchestral compositions for almost every conceivable combination of instruments, even including percussion ensemble! Here are some of the highlights from his orchestral catalogue to date:
Return To Wine Dark Sea
A Guitar Symphony – solo recording project 3 years in the making. Developed from the original orchestral score of Wine Dark Sea premiered in London in 1983. A story of almost 40 years!
Stephen plays classical and rock guitars interwoven with full orchestral parts and rock section.
Reflections In Blue
Reflections in Blue is a series of musical cameos written for guitar and orchestra. Each piece reflects a particular time or place in Stephen’s life. Contemporary classical with elements of jazz and blues. The recording (released November 2016) features Stephen as soloist on nylon string guitar accompanied by the Dark Sea Studio Orchestra.
The Edel Rhapsody
The Edel Rhapsody is a concert work for solo B-flat Wagner Tuba and orchestra composed by Stephen Caudel and premiered in Carlisle Cathedral on 12th June 1993. In the summer of 2015, due to a significant rise in popularity of the Wagner Tuba and also a substantial number of enquiries, Stephen completed a full revision of the Edel Rhapsody score. A new recording of the work is now available.