Stephen Cabell


Stephen Cabell (b. 1984) is a New York-based composer of sonically engaging and arrestingly wrought music that attempts to grab the listener from the very first moments and never lets go. His artistic mission is to write music that can be understood and appreciated by both casual and expert listeners.


  • Instrumentation: eight horns
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Completed: 2001

FANTASY is an early piece I wrote at the age of 16 for Julie Schleif and the Interlochen Arts Academy horn studio. It is intended to be a fun show piece for horn octet with a celebrational and jubilant feel. Material is passed between different quartet combinations resulting in a stereophonic effect.

Though this no longer accurately represents my compositional output and is definitively a piece of juvenilia, I have a soft place in my heart for this piece and, to my delight, it continues to be performed and requested. 

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