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The Unwilling (Original Motion Picture Score)

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2016
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Released 2016
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Orchestral Film Score
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Original Motion Picture Score from
The UNWILLING
Music by © STEPHEN MELILLO, IGNA 18 June 2016
Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Bruce E. Melillo
31 May 1935- 18 June 2016

Many SYNCS and back-stories connect to this first collaboration with Jonathan Heap & Phil Morton since the Academy Award-nominated, 1201PM, 25 years ago!

In the first scene, we see David the Character and David Lipper the Actor as he cleans a mirror and touches a photo of his little dog.  Somewhere in “…
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Pluripotent (Film Score)

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2011
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Released 2011
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Music from the Short Film: PLURIPOTENT, Directed by Christopher Kulikowski
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Music from the short film, PLURIPOTENT, directed by Christopher Kulikowski.

The film and its fine actors and direction inspired what might be called, a "modern" film noire Music. The subject matter is deeply emotional and portrays characters in great conflict. Sympathy and shock are in well-paced interplay.

Both Christopher and the Producers were touched by the Music, replete with dark drama and bittersweet beauty. I was very happy to contribute to this great ensemble effort …
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Dwegons & Leprechauns (Original Motion Picture Score)

by Stephen Melillo & Sofia Symphoniker

Released 2014
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Released 2014
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Original Motion Picture Score to the animated feature, "Dwegons and Leprechauns," with Music performed by the Sofia Symphoniker, Composed, Orchestrated & Conducted by Stephen Melillo
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Hi, I’m Tom Walsh. I co-wrote and later directed, Dwegons & Leprechauns to take film audiences on a magical adventure to worlds never seen before, filled with fun creatures that instead of scaring kids are lovable and caring of people. Colorful worlds make people feel good and in Dwegonland you can get lost in a universe of fantastical colors. It makes you happy and provides a nice break from our not-so-happy real world. However; Picture …
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Forever Strong, A Tribute to the U.S.S. Indianapolis

by Various Artists

Released 2015
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Released 2015
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33:17 Musical/Visual tribute to the 880 Lost & 317 Survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Depicts the dramatic story of the Indy from building to sinking, historically accurate to its ending, which suggests a "return" of the Indy to waiting loving arms...
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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Son of the Storm

by Stephen Melillo & Son of the Storm Studio Cast 2016

Released 2016
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Released 2016
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Son of the Storm is a 2-hour contemporary opera set in the style of a 1940s Radio Broadcast, the event transpiring in 2 different time periods, in Germany and starring characters created by Mary Shelley 200 years ago this summer of 2016.
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Via links provided in the Bio and elsewhere, please visit stormworld for your accompanying Digital Libretti and artwork. We hope that you will enjoy this dramatic Journey set in the style of a 1940s Radio Broadcast on 2 CDs, but also intended for live staging. Godspeed! Stephen Melillo

SON of the STORM Cast & Crew includes:

The Creature, Matt Branic
Victor, Adelmo Guidarelli
Elizabeth, Megan Pachecano
Rabble Rouser, Michael Ashby
William at 11, Karlene Grinberg
Theologian, Joshua Kohl

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Music from RETROGRADE

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2004
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Released 2004
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Film Score for Christopher Kulikowski's RETROGRADE, which later becomes the concert work, JIDAI and appears on the STORMWORKS Chapters 5:8 CDs. The complete score to Retrograde was composed in a home recently destroyed by Hurricane Isabel.
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26 Cues from the 82:28 Film Score: RETROGRADE, Directed by Christopher Kulikowski.

RETROGRADE
April 2004
A Note From The Director

The reality of getting a film into production is nothing short of a miracle and collaboration, an integral part of the filmmaking process, can be a dream come true or a nightmare to endure. If you are lucky, your partnerships can bring your vision to a point far beyond your wildest expectations. However, if you are unlucky, the …
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Music from AURORA

by Stephen Melillo

Released 1997
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Released 1997
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Film Score for the Motion Picture, AURORA, Directed by Christopher Kulikowski. This work is about Survival in the face of physical and emotional deprivation.
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A Message from Christopher Kulikowski, Writer & Director

As a teen shooting super 8 films, there were several things I often dreamed. One was to make films that many people would see and enjoy. The other was to have Stephen Melillo, my friend, compose the scores.

I met Stephen in 1979. Over the years and with many miles between us, we kept in touch, growing in our own artistic ways and hoping that one day we would have …
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Music from CROSSING the LINE

by Stephen Melillo

Released 1995
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Released 1995
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Film Score for CROSSING the LINE, a Motion Picture starring CALASANZ, an accomplished Martial Artist and Teacher. I was honoured when he asked me to score a film about his life and message.
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17 - 21 years ago…

Ten years after his graduation, an old high school student called and began, "You know how you do something in high school and you think it's cool… but then 10 years goes by, and you realize… man, that really wasn't so cool?"

I braced myself for the oncoming wallop. "Well, Mr. Mel… what we did in high school… that... was really cool."

Whew! And that is the setup for this CD, the function …
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Stephen Melillo: Musical Haikus

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2013
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Released 2013
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A collection of the intimate and prelude-like pieces composed for band by Stephen Melillo, and termed "Musical Haikus."
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Musical Haikus for Band by Stephen Melillo


What is meant by “Musical Haiku?” Having studied many martial art forms for 43 years, and very much a student of the Chinese and Japanese philosophies, I would often make the writing of a “Musical Haiku” a means of quieting and centering myself, perhaps in between the depletions of writing larger works, like the Symphonies. On average, I have composed a Musical Haiku for every 21 pieces in the larger …
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STORMQUEST

by Stephen Melillo

Released 1997
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Released 1997
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony and young Band of the 3rd Millennium. STORMQuest is a starting point and metaphor for young instrumental Musicians about Integrity.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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STORMJOURNEYS

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2002
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Released 2002
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony. This STORMWORKS Chapter as well as STORMQUEST demonstrate pieces that are for younger ensembles while creating an interrelated story about quests, heroes, and aspirations.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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STORMWORKS Chapter 0: a Walk on the Water

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2000
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Released 2000
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the Band of the 3rd Millennium. This STORMWORKS Chapter holds Music honoring the price of Freedom, Winston Churchill, the American Revolution, Billy Mitchell, our universe below, and more.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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STORMWORKS Chapter 1: Without Warning

by Stephen Melillo

Released 1996
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Released 1996
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony. This STORMWORKS Chapter is about motivation and Integrity, and also holds Music for Christmas and Chanukah.
NOTES
In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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Stormworks Chapter 1 Prime: A Wish To The World

by Stephen Melillo & Troy University Symphony Band

Released 2006
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Released 2006
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This STORMWORKS Chapter demonstrates dramatic, educational music for young bands, while continuing to bear the message of all Stormworks Chapters to all listeners from around the world.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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STORMWORKS Chapter 2: Wende

by Stephen Melillo

Released 1999
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Released 1999
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony. This STORMWORKS Chapter was recorded in ex-East Germany exactly 10 years to the day after Die WENDE, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. It was named by a young saxophonist.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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STORMWORKS Chapter 3: Wait of the World

by Stephen Melillo

Released 1997
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Released 1997
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony. This STORMWORKS Chapter follows the ascent of Man from primordial beginnings to a Life beyond death.
NOTES
In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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STORMWORKS Chapter 5:8, WRITINGS on the WALL

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2005
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Released 2005
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony. History is Made as 143 Musicians of the Japanese Military & 2 American Choruses deliver Music offered to all who have paid so large a price for Freedom.
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With Music on the 2 CD-set nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music and receiving 1st round nominations in 4 categories of the 49th GRAMMY Awards
STORMWORKS Chapter 5:8 goes far beyond innovation in Music...
It is World History.

In 2016, 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: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, Stephen’s concert-version was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize …
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Stormworks Chapter 13: Whispers on the Wind

by Stephen Melillo with Troy University Symphony

Released 2008
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Released 2008
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Large-scaled, dramatic/modern-Romantic Music for the modern day Wind Symphony. This STORMWORKS Chapter connects STORMWORKS Music from 1976 to the Timely Present.
NOTES
In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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Stormworks Chapter 21: Won Way

by Stephen Melillo with Karl Geroldinger & Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ried

Released 2013
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Released 2013
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These intimate to large-scale neo-romantic works from duets to dramatic tone poems, inspired by and dedicated to the life and message of Roberto Clemente, are recorded by Musicians aged 9-73 from across the world.
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Please download the complete 41-page STORMWORKS Chapter 21: WON WAY libretto dedicated to Roberto Clemente here: http://stormworld.com/frame_redirect.php?dest=http://stormworld.com/DigitalLibretti/index.htm

Some excerpts from the libretto:

Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ried (SBO), the ensemble that recorded Chapter 21 in 3.3 days is comprised of Musicians ranging in ages from 9-73. Yes... nine. Keep that in mind while listening. There is no price for Integrity, or Giving... or Heart. If one is fortunate, …
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In Holy Days

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2008
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Released 2008
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Varied music to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and the holy days.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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Nogard & Dragon

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2008
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Released 2008
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A Children's Story about the Search for Truefire, set to narrated Music, much like a modern-day "Peter and the Wolf". Dragon must defend the Truefire. from the Darkseekers.
NOTES
In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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Songs

by Stephen Melillo

Released 2008
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Released 2008
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Varied songs from varied projects, films, musicals and concert works.
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In 2016, 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: 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 most recently, The UNWILLING. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1140 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music …
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Despite All Else... Here We Stand!

by HEARTStorm

Released 2012
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Released 2012
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DESPITE ALL ELSE is the protoype work by HEARTStorm, composed and orchestrated for combined Symphonic Metal, Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and "Theatro-Metal™"
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DESPITE ALL ELSE... HERE WE STAND!  is the prototype work by HEARTStorm, composed and orchestrated for combined Symphonic Metal, Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and the upcoming "Theatro-Metal™" HEARTStorm CD coming soon.

If you've ever been kicked a few times while down, or slapped in the face after many turnings of the cheek, you'll relate to this standing-tall shout of defiance and triumph. Joined by Musicians aged 9-73 from Austria, Germany and around the world, …
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