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 A Gift inspired by this Special Time of Year:

“ God Rest Ye NOT Merry Gentlemen, segue, O Come Emanuel”

arranged by © Stephen Melillo, IGNA 16 December 2017, the Birthday of Beethoven and the date my Mom let us go...

Our Story as told to a descendant emissary of David.

Steeped in the probing wisdom of the Stars, but lacking in ordinary things, like an understanding of sleep, three astrologers set out to find a newborn King.  There is no rest for the weary as they race ever forward with unyielding adventure and sand-storm daring!  At journey’s end, they have found the babe surrounded by a small band of onlookers. The gathering sings, “O come to us, Emanuel.”  With furrowed brows the depleted pilgrims wonder why the shepherds ask a savior to be born, only to reject Him. Rejoice?  Rejoice!


Feel free to download the track and listen on your BIG system!  Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah & Godspeed in the New Year.





Music for Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™

Habet Virtus Fine Corunum

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Into 2017, Stephen's 4th Symphony was nominated for the Pulitzer and Nemmers Prize in Music. Winner of three 2009 Telly & Ava Awards for his 2005 Visualized Concert, Kakehashi: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, Stephen's concert-version was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. His 15 feature film scores include the Oscar-nominated 12:01PM and the horror thriller, The Unwilling. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1150 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music for Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™. With 28 CDs and 6 books on iTunes, and simply by word-of-mouth, Stephen's pioneering, self-publishing entity known as STORMWORKS has gone from 0 to many thousands of worldwide renderings since 1992.




"What has made these nominations meaningful to me were the people who nominated them. TWML by Veterans and a Filmmaker. Symphony IIII by Gerhardt Zimmermann and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. These works will long stand as testaments to those who nominated them and more importantly to those for whom these works were offered in Tribute. Godspeed!"


Introduction to STORMWORKS



STORMWORKS is organized in Chapters. Within each Chapter, you can see the instrumentation, score notes, and listen to full tracks.



Want to be blown away? Watch GOD BLESS AMERICA! Listen to STAR! Discover Kakehashi: That We Might Live, PHOTO®hytm and VisaREEL™! See Rehearsals and so much more!



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“Melillo is to wind music what Beethoven was to the symphony orchestra, and he follows a Beethovenesque design of increasing the musical tension almost to the breaking point, receding, and then reaching again. It is superlative musical craftsmanship and inspiring to hear.”  Marvin Sosna, Music Critic

“His S-MATRIX Symphony was fabulous, full of childlike wonderment as the composer intended and marvelous sounds.  And they worked to maximum effect — a brilliant, original use of orchestral resources for a sophisticated, sensational, beautiful and satisfying experience.”   Nancy R. Ping-Robbins, Music Critic

“...a new voice in the direction of music, his sound – a bridge between the serious and the immediately visceral.”  Maestro Gerhardt Zimmerman, Conductor

“If you want to know what the human spirit really is, you must, Yes - Must come to the Z tonight to hear a phenomenal world premiere that will put tears in your eyes. Symphony No. IIII by Stephen Melillo is a very powerful work. I am not embarrassed to admit that when I saw the score for the first time, I was in tears. What a powerful and moving work. It was commissioned by the Canton Symphony Orchestra for the 25th anniversary of the ADA (American Disabilities Act).  Your soul will be opened."  Maestro Gerhardt Zimmerman, Conductor


“...his ability to create a mood, find precisely the right touch of drama and create the needed effect was manifest... the sustained chords in the choir, the timpani’s roar, the harp’s glissandos.  Melillo used them all with a sense of absolute rightness and the result was fresh, joyful and exciting... each measure scored with an unerring ear for drama and emotion.”  John S. Sweeney, Music Critic

“He could become the Leonard Bernstein of this age... Everything he creates has many layers, ranging from synchronicity to the significance of numbers, from visceral emotions to the brotherhood of mankind.” John S. Sweeney, Music Critic


Looking forward!


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