Stephen Daltry (Dramatic Tracks)


Country: UK

With an emphasis on real instruments, strong themes, and melodies, UK’s Stephen Daltry's TV and Film commissions include the 2018 feature 'Of Fish and Foe' for BBC Scotland, the Sundance hit 'The Moo Man,' two documentaries on Princess Diana for ITV, 'The Hunt,' BBC (Cultural Prix Italia Winner), and scores for Discovery, Ch4, Ch5, PBS, and Cinema. Stephen has a Classical music style mixing his love of piano with sampled sounds for some of his scores, including the Grierson Award-nominated "The 2000-Year-Old Computer" for BBC (2013).

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A WORLD AT WAR - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2007
Stephen Daltry A piece that begins with low strings and pizzicato stabs - war threatens? - clarinets begin, and the piece builds into a warlike momentum with brass (tanks loom across the horizon?) then dies down, with a solo violin emerging from the background. Works well for war documentaries, political dramas. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (A World at War : Full Track) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
921061 2:02 Med Slow 90   


CHASE ACROSS THE PRAIRIES - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2003
Stephen Daltry Piercing clarinets as Geronimo looks down on the enemy below. He gives the command to attack: intense strings as the chase begins, music building and building, whip lashing, rising to a climax. Features real strings and woodwind. Great for horse race, cowboy and Indian, herding and hunting scenes. Instrumental, Dramatic, Hectic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Hectic Music  
941091 1:08 Medium 115   


CRANES: LIVE VIOLIN & WOODWIND - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1995
Stephen Daltry Great atmospheric track of misty docksides: spiky violins and plaintive flutes conjure up a sombre, edgy presence, perfect for serious documentary scenes, crime drama. A dark looming stillness like an enveloping cloud. Low clarinets chase through the darkness and disappear. A hunted man hides. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Woodwind & Strings) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
943158 3:01 Very Slow 48   
Variation (Shorter, No Clarinet) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
943081 2:14 Very Slow 45   


DANCE OF THE COWS: - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2012
Stephen Daltry Upbeat, eccentric dance theme with live drums, clarinet, piano and accordion: cows leap out into the fields after being inside all winter, total abandon! Then music slows to a calmer scene as the cows peacefully graze. Great for comic, happy scenes in nature and country TV programs, romantic comedy, Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Dance theme then slower part) - Dramatic, Happy Music  
944651 2:56 Slow 70   
Variation A (No percussion version) - Dramatic, Happy Music  
944652 2:56 Slow 70   
Variation B (Percussion only) - Military, Battle Prep Rock  
944653 2:41 Slow 73   


ELEGY FOR CELLO - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2001
Stephen Daltry A beautiful, poignant melody played by a live cellist. It emerges softly and tenderly from a bed of high, quiet synth strings; short heart-rending phrases then it rises like a bird, yearning, before dying away. Great for very emotional scenes in film, romantic drama, documentaries, world sorrow. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music
952841 1:57 Slow 64   


ELEGY FOR STRINGS - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2003
Stephen Daltry Intense beautiful pleading music about a woman's love for her man. Live strings, great sound. Sounds like Barber. Romantic breakup, memories of a childhood, depths of sorrow and grief, war films, dramatic scenes. Violins, violas, cellos, woodwind. Standing alone at the graveside, remembrance. Elegy. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music  
950059 2:20 Very Slow 52   


FACES OF THE FALLEN: SAD FRENCH HORN AND CLARINET - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2007
Stephen Daltry Against a restless string theme emerges a sad French horn solo, expressing heartfelt loss, and then a clarinet, poignant against the quiet, dark background. A theme for fallen soldiers? The bleak battleground. Or a woman’s desperate search for justice? A strong documentary or drama music. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Mix) - Dramatic, Sad Music  
937631 3:04 Very Slow 51   
Bed (Mix without Horn or Clarinet) - Dramatic, Electronic Music  
940743 2:14 Slow 61   


FRENCH DRAMEDY - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2019
Stephen Daltry An impish string waltz, pizzicato strings, with a wine-soaked accordion pining away. Prickly, slightly nervy. A French detective on his day off, doing the dishes, pondering the crime. A tired Head Chef cracks eggs. A quirky piece for crime drama, domestic scenes, cooking, travel, wildlife series. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (String trio and accordion) - Dramatic, Whimsical Music  
948277 1:26 Medium 120   


NIGHT DRIVE - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1995
Stephen Daltry Slow somber pulsating music with real woodwind and strings. Over a repetitive rhythm of cellos and woodwind a great emotional atmosphere develops, a beautiful clarinet singing out through the mist. Works well for transition scenes in dramas and documentaries, passing time, melancholy contemplation. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
950090 2:27 Slow 60   
Variation A (Shorter, Ambient tail) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
943419 1:44 Slow 60   
Variation B (Ambient tail at both ends) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
943420 1:40 Slow 60   


PERIOD PIECE - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2003
Stephen Daltry Old style period music, real strings and playful flute. Little Women, young ladies in white chiffon dresses arrive at the ball, works well in costume dramas, historical documentary. hints of rural life, barn dances, pizzicato flourishes, violin drones. Anticipating, hopeful. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Real strings, flute) - Dramatic, Contemplative Music  
941231 0:48 Slow 60   
Variation (50 second version) - Dramatic, Tender music  
941232 0:51 Slow 60   


PIANO RHAPSODY - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1999
Stephen Daltry A moody, romantic piano piece, free flowing and dark, rhapsodic, in the vein of Chopin or Rachmaninoff. Would suit love scenes, emotional montage sequences in feature films and TV dramas, or emotional scenes in documentaries, history programs. Instrumental, Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
953219 2:31 Slow 60   


RIVERS' END: LIVE PIANO AND ALTO FLUTE - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2008
Stephen Daltry Piano and real alto flute. A flowing piano plays like an ever flowing river, with an alto flute- has a catchy melody. Nice tune The piano is constantly moving then it slows, stops and then restarts. Ideal for documentary, a road trip, travelling music, history, a memory of a journey, romantic films, Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Tender music
949900 2:31 Medium 117   
Variation (49 second version) - Dramatic, Calm Hypnotic
949979 0:49 Medium 117   


SAD WALTZ & PIZZICATO - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2007
Stephen Daltry To a slow waltz of pizzicato strings a violin begins a sad expressive melody only to prematurely close, leaving a bed of low plucked strings. Effective track for an opening scene which needs an emotional theme then an underscore for continuing dialogue. Instrumental, Dramatic, Playful Curious
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (With Long Pizzicato Tail) - Dramatic, Playful Curious
950092 1:23 Medium 119   


SECRET TALKS - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2003
Stephen Daltry (JUNE 2019)
Stephen Daltry's "Secret Talks" is a brilliant, dark, and mysteriously dramatic track fantastic for any creative TV/Film production needing to set an ominous, foreboding mood. Whether the scene is sad or suspenseful, this track is quite sparse leaving plenty of room for dialog without saturating the scene with music.   From smouldering embers a violin soars up, a flute hesitantly sounds, like a high bird hovering against the swirling air, edging upwards into the sky, strings rise in slow moving chords, building to a climax then dying away. Good for film drama, a treacherous journey, conflict, diving off a mountain, Instrumental, Dramatic, Hollywood Orchestral Epic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Mix) - Dramatic, Hollywood Orchestral Epic  
950398 3:36 Very Slow 42   


SLOW MOVING DAYS - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1995
Stephen Daltry Ambient music with depth and beauty. Out of the dusk the slow waters move. A clarinet sounds from the deep, opening into an affecting melody. Expressive woodwind, flute, sampled sounds. Great soundtrack for human interest stories, emotional documentaries; works well under dialogue. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Mix) - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music  
937630 2:40 Very Slow 34   


SOLO CELLO: DARK, BROODING, PASSIONATE - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1999
Stephen Daltry A real solo cello simmers with dark quiet tones, and a few pizzicato chords., silences, then the melody expressively rises, tense, urgent, passionate, climaxing to a high pleading note and ends, A dry and dusty landscape. Works well for dramatic scenes, history, war pictures, world sorrow. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
941955 1:52 Slow 60   


STATE OF DANGER - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2007
Stephen Daltry Stately piano chords over a restless string bed. Impending danger. A monarch broadcasts to the nation, in the midst of a terrible war. Stately, slow, elegiac, stirring, sad. Great for war documentaries, family dramas, historical programmes, human interest, opening scene of thriller. Real piano sound, Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
941275 2:06 Very Slow 58   
Variation (Piano Only) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano  
941276 2:06 Very Slow 57   
Bed - Dramatic, Electronic Music  
941277 1:45 Very Slow 57   


STATELY BAROQUE PRELUDE WITH HARPSICHORD - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1995
Stephen Daltry A stately classical piece, with real trumpet, conjuring up old stately homes and mansions, the era of the Boston tea party, pony and traps, polite society, grand English castles and estates. Ideal for history programs, documentaries, music for movies set in 18th, 19th centuries. Sound like Bach. Instrumental, Dramatic, Patriotic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Drum, Live Trumpet, Strings,) - Dramatic, Patriotic Music  
952236 0:44 Med Slow 100   
Variation A (no piano) - Classical, Baroque  
952421 0:48 Slow 76   
Variation B (Piano replaces harpsichord) - Classical, Baroque  
952422 0:42 Med Slow 100   


STRING QUARTET (SLOW MOVEMENT) - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2000
Stephen Daltry Heart-rending and expressive string quartet, in slow 4/4 time, beautifully played on real instruments. A sublime melody which grows in pace and intensity, culminating in a climactic chord. Sounds like Barber or Shostakovich. Would suit a powerful documentary or intense dramatic love scene. 2mins25. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Complete slow movement) - Dramatic, Sad Music
950177 2:26 Slow 62   


SUNRISE: GLORIOUS NEW DAY - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2003
Stephen Daltry Dawn. The sun rises over the morning fields, sweeping gold over the towns and cities. A glorious new day unfolds. A beautiful clarinet theme emerges, blossoming out with real and luscious strings, ascending like a great eagle into the air. Two lovers reunite. Great for film dramas, cinematic, epic. Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Live strings and clarinet) - Dramatic, Romantic Music
950179 1:51 Very Slow 58   


TENSE WAITING - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2007
Stephen Daltry Tense pizzicato instrumental theme. Features live strings, plucked cellos and violas. Would suit dramatic scene of someone trying to escape. Waiting. Lurking. In shadows. Waiting for the moment. Hesitation. Single cello sounds then is doubled by another. Two stabs then silent then another two. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec (Edgy pizzicato strings) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy
922771 0:32 Slow 64   


THE ANCIENT ISLES: RECORDER AND PIANO - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2013
Stephen Daltry A plaintive pipe with soft piano accompaniment, conjures up a time long long ago, in the Dark Ages, Roman times. A short beautiful melody that soon dies away. Works well for short music cues in Archaeological films, Fantasy, ancient history, fairy tales, sci-fi mythological. Mystical, enchanted. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Recorder, Piano, (Longer)) - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
943669 1:03 Very Slow 50   
Variation (Shorter Version : 47secs) - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
943528 0:42 Very Slow 54   


THE HUNT - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1997
Stephen Daltry Real violins, violas and cellos, in attractive period music, with tender clarinet solos, at times contemplative and times rhythmic and climactic, with the hunting horn bringing the piece to a satisfying finish. Works well in romantic country scenes, 1700s, 1800s, early 1900s, history programs. Instrumental, Dramatic, Hectic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Hectic Music
949236 3:20 Medium 115   


THE LOVER'S RACE: STIRRING ROMANTIC THRILLER TRACK - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1999
Stephen Daltry An urgent, arresting piano theme begins, a classic thriller melody, and it builds with live strings to an emotional pitch. Has yearning, restless quality of a lover racing to find his girl before it's too late, a film noir track, 1950s, works well in romantic action scenes, sounds like John Barry. Instrumental, Action, Impending Orchestral
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Romantic thriller track) - Action, Impending Orchestral
921802 1:10 Med Slow 97   
Variation (Slower, 37 seconds) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy
941254 0:38 Med Slow 98   


THE LOVER'S RACE: STIRRING ROMANTIC THRILLER TRACK - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1999
Stephen Daltry An urgent, arresting piano theme begins, a classic thriller melody, and it builds with live strings to an emotional pitch. Has yearning, restless quality of a lover racing to find his girl before it's too late, a film noir track, 1950s, works well in romantic action scenes, sounds like John Barry. Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Romantic thriller track) - Dramatic, Romantic Music
950100 1:10 Med Slow 97   
Variation (Slower, 37 seconds) - Dramatic, Calm Edgy
941254 0:38 Med Slow 98   


THE SAD DETECTIVE - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2012
Stephen Daltry Bittersweet piano with sultry drums and vibes; a bluesy clarinet blows out into the rain-drenched street, a sad mellow jazz sound. Sounds like a Bernard Herrmann cue from Taxi Driver. Works well in crime scenes, romantic break-up, family struggle, mystery, montage scenes, film noir, documentary. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Piano drms clar.vibes strngs) - Dramatic, Sad Music
948488 1:30 Very Slow 58   
Variation A (Piano Clarinet vibes strings) - Dramatic, Sad Music
948545 1:30 Very Slow 58   
Variation B (Piano Drums Clarinet Vibes) - Dramatic, Sad Music
948546 1:30 Very Slow 58   
Variation C (Piano Solo) - Dramatic, Sad Music
948547 1:09 Very Slow 53   


VISION OFF - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2012
Stephen Daltry An upbeat jazzy number, has a cool vibe. Piano, percussion and vibraphone. Sounds like Left Bank Two by the Noveltones. Would suit 1960s and 70s film and TV scene or advert. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Happy Music
950098 1:27 Medium 112   


WALTZ FOR LONELY LOVERS - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 2007
Stephen Daltry A slow waltz played by a live string trio. Two people dance, their faces turned away, a sad emotion in their eyes. The slow 3/4 pulse of pizzicato strings, a viola solo begins, it arcs and rises with a rapturous melancholy. Good for period dramas, ballroom scenes, romantic films, history channels. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music  
950097 1:30 Medium 119   


YACHTS ON THE WATER - (by Stephen Daltry)  Year: 1995
Stephen Daltry A sampled sound like a sea breeze begins, and a high flute emerges from the atmosphere, then an expressive cello suggests the rugged beauty of a landscape. Imagine a boat sailing free upon the water. Has a long synth tail at end, Works well with travelogue, action adventure, documentary, exploration, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Flute, cello, sampled sounds) - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
943837 2:09 Very Slow 55   
Bed (scientific mechanical sound) - Dramatic, Mechanical Music
943865 1:30 Slow 60   

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