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Chapter 21: Won Way

WU: Technesophia, a Dance of the Wu Li Master - Grade: 3 | Duration: 5:00

WU: Technesophia, a Dance of the Wu Li Master

Grade: 3 | Duration: 5:00

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"I am the director that commissioned "Wu" for my 7th-grade band this year. "Wu" was the best composition I've performed in 15 years of teaching. Most importantly, it will be the best purchase and teaching tool you'll give to your group - REAL music for a young ensemble! Sincerely," Andrea Runfola, Clarence, NY Andrea Runfola, Clarence, NY

 

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ARENA - Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 9:02

ARENA

Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 9:02

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Piano - Grade: 5 | Duration: 13:33

Piano

Grade: 5 | Duration: 13:33

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Despite All Else (Part 1 of Here We Stand) - Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 10:33

Despite All Else (Part 1 of Here We Stand)

Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 10:33

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The STORMWORKS Chapter 21 CD Set: WON WAY was recorded by SBO-Ried in Austria. This same ensemble premiered LAST WORLD STANDING in The Brucknerhaus to an 18-minute standing ovation! 21 WON WAY is inspired by Roberto Clemente who said, "If you have the chance to do something good for someone and you don't, you are wasting your time in this world." To that purpose, to that simple Ideal... this Music is dedicated.

 

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Here We Stand (Part 1 is Despite All Else) - Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 6:00

Here We Stand (Part 1 is Despite All Else)

Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 6:00

 

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Unique possibilities and many uses! Please see the score notes and enjoy!

"The newest STORMWORKS Chapter 21 CD Set: WON WAY was recorded by SBO-Ried in Austria. This same ensemble premiered  LAST WORLD STANDING in The Brucknerhaus to an 18-minute standing ovation! 21 WON WAY... inspired by Roberto Clemente who said, "If you have the chance to do something good for someone and you don't, you are wasting your time in this world." To that purpose, to that simple Ideal... this Music is dedicated. Please order the CD Set in advance and help make History! Godspeed! S

 

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ONE - Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 8:21

ONE

Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 8:21

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The STORMWORKS Chapter 21 CD Set: WON WAY was recorded by SBO-Ried in Austria. This same ensemble premiered LAST WORLD STANDING in The Brucknerhaus to an 18-minute standing ovation! 21 WON WAY is inspired by Roberto Clemente who said, "If you have the chance to do something good for someone and you don't, you are wasting your time in this world." To that purpose, to that simple Ideal... this Music is dedicated.

 

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21: WON WAY - Grade: 5 | Duration: 10:11

21: WON WAY

Grade: 5 | Duration: 10:11

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A Tribute to Roberto Clemente, the first Hispanic Baseball Player and a Great Man who died living his beliefs. Please see the score notes for much much much.

Disfrute!

The nature of "tribute" is fascinating because once you begin really paying homage to anything or anyone or any assemblage of truly great people, there is no end. Kakehashi: That We Might Live and Last World Standing are such examples.

After writing 21: Won Way, a tribute to Roberto Clemente... and for those of you too young to know who this is, please read about his Life... more Music came. First the Romanza para Roberto, and later the Pasodobles para Santa Cecelia (patron saint of Music) y los Heroes de Espana, of which Roberto may definitely be included.

21: Won Way, in both versions, the stand-alone version, or the version preceded by the Romanza para Roberto is a tribute to Roberto Clemente, his Hispanic origins, and as always, with a dramatic, Heroic-Romantic "Stormworks" orchestration.

 

21: GANO CAMINO (European Version) Grade: 6 | Duration: 15:15

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ALL THIS SHALL BE YOURS - Grade: 5-6 for Chorus & Orchestra | Duration: 11:11

ALL THIS SHALL BE YOURS

Grade: 5-6 for Chorus & Orchestra | Duration: 11:11

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Well here's a piece NOT for everyone! Jesus is tempted in the desert from the perspective of Satan and his demonic allies!

A very good Orchestra with an orchestration removing all woodwinds could indeed render this work with a fine chorus. But, if you are a Chorus Conductor and would like to do this work without access to the Special Orchestra, you can also render the work with a pre-recorded Orchestral Soundtrack. Simply call and ask for the CD.

 

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Were You There? - Grade: 4 | Duration: 5:15

Were You There?

Grade: 4 | Duration: 5:15

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Each Friday during Lent, I hear this song in church... It brings tears. In the hollow of the church, this is how I hear it. Please visit the score notes.

 

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The Prayer of Our Lord (for Chorus & Band, or Orchestra) - Grade: 5 | Duration: 3:11

The Prayer of Our Lord (for Chorus & Band, or Orchestra)

Grade: 5 | Duration: 3:11

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The Lord's Prayer set to Music. Please visit the score notes and enjoy.  This can be done with Chorus, in any language, with Band or Orchestra, and can also be played as instrumentals only.

"The Prayer of our Lord" is an extraordinary work. For a brief moment, I was thrown by it being in German. But that quickly dissipated, as the only true language of music overwhelmed the words of any other language. I listened to it 5 times, each time hearing something that I had missed on previous listenings. This is truth, this is beauty, and whenever I say that prayer, your music will infiltrate the words and give it a more profound meaning. Bravissimo Maestro! Your music is taxing my superlatives. With deepest gratitude, admiration, and respect." Patrick "Duke" Pencola, Music Minister, Good Shepherd Church

 

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Pasodobles para Santa Cecelia y los Heroes de Espana - Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 4:00

Pasodobles para Santa Cecelia y los Heroes de Espana

Grade: 5-6 | Duration: 4:00

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More great fun in the spirit of the Spanish Pasodobles. Please see the score notes and enjoy! Disfrute!

The nature of "tribute" is fascinating because once you begin really paying homage to anything or anyone or any assemblage of truly great people, there is no end. Kakehashi: That We Might Live and Last World Standing are such examples.

After writing 21: Won Way, a tribute to Roberto Clemente... and for those of you too young to know who this is, please read about his Life... more Music came. First the Romanza para Roberto, and later the Pasodobles para Santa Cecelia (patron saint of Music) y los Heroes de Espana, of which Roberto may definitely be included.

The Pasodobles is an extension of a tribute to Roberto Clemente, his Hispanic origins, and as always, with a "Stormworks" twist that lifts the moment via authentic orchestration and historic-Latino stylings.

"As you know, I've been a fan of yours for many years. It's refreshing to hear music that evokes emotion, touches the heart, and ultimately takes both performer and the listener on an awe-inspiring journey. Every single time I program a Melillo work, the kids fall in love with it, and the Pasodobles was no exception. They are already asking if we can have you guest conduct again this spring. You and your music made a profound impression on my students and for that, we are all grateful." Rob Bryant, Madisonville North Hopkins HS after the Carnegie Hall Premiere.

 

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Descent into Heaven - Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 3:00

Descent into Heaven

Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 3:00

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Description

Another Musical Haiku to explore the depths of Sonority. Please see score notes.

 

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Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody #2 (arr. by Stephen Melillo) - Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 4:33

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody #2 (arr. by Stephen Melillo)

Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 4:33

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Description

Total fun! Now here's a goal... (a goal outside of playing this at a concert that is, but a fun goal to build technique.) We actually played this arrangement in 1:37!

Ha! See the score notes and enjoy!

 

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Lullaby - Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 3:12

Lullaby

Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 3:12

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Description

 

Please visit the score notes and enjoy! This work is scored for what I call "World Ensemble."

 

What is meant by "World Ensemble?"

 

This work allows for Music-making in many varied combinations and possibilities.

Chorus
String Orchestra
American & European Band
Symphony Orchestra
Chorus & Band
Chorus & Orchestra
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
etc., and...

 

Any Combination of forces at your disposal, or brought together for special concert events. You are as much part of the Orchestration as I am. During rehearsals, you can decide what Soloists will be featured, which sections or sub-ensembles to highlight. Much is possible! Enjoy & Godspeed! S

 

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VOICE for the SILENT - Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 3:42

VOICE for the SILENT

Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 3:42

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Description

Please visit the score notes and enjoy! This work is scored for what I call "World Ensemble."

What is meant by "World Ensemble?"

This work allows for Music-making in many varied combinations and possibilities. Chorus
String Orchestra
American & European Band
Symphony Orchestra
Chorus & Band
Chorus & Orchestra
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
etc., and...

Any Combination of forces at your disposal, or brought together for special concert events. You are as much part of the Orchestration as I am. During rehearsals, you can decide what Soloists will be featured, which sections or sub-ensembles to highlight. Much is possible! Enjoy & Godspeed! S

 

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I was walking innocently... and THEN! - Grade: 2-3 | Duration: 4:00

I was walking innocently... and THEN!

Grade: 2-3 | Duration: 4:00

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Please visit the score notes and enjoy this work for young band adventurers!

 

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Sieben glückliche Jahre - Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 10:33

Sieben glückliche Jahre

Grade: 4-5 | Duration: 10:33

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Sieben glückliche Jahre
Seven Happy Years... Messages to and from Heaven.
For those with Sensitive Souls...

"Hello Steve, My sister heard "Seven Happy Years" and said this about the piece:

Dieser Komponist ist einfach nur genial. Er hat es genau getroffen. Jedes Lachen, jedes Augenstrahlen und jede lustige und energiegeladene Aktivit‰t von Julian wurde haargenau eingefangen. Es ist SEIN Lied, ganz und gar.

Dies kannst Du ihm gerne weiter leiten und auch von mir ein grofles "Dankeschˆn" sagen.

Translation:

This composer is simply ingenious. He stroke the right chord. Every smile, every light in Julian's eyes, every happy and energetic activity of Julian was caught exactly. It's HIS song, over and over.

This you may tell him, together with a big "Thank you". Regards," Joachim Buch

 

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