8 Feb 2022, The Birthday of John Williams


8 FEB 2022 
The 90th Birthday of John Williams 
Happy Birthday to a Great Man! 

After school on 15 September of 1965, fellow 3rd graders and I were rolling down the hills in Abendroth Park, excited about the Black &amp…

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SANTA's Dream and Santa-Corrected Letter!


December 2021

from a letter edited by Santa Claus



On 1 December of 2009, after a return from Todd-AO in Los Angeles and the film-mix session for “Dwegons & Leprechauns,” I had a dream in which I was…

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“It’s a STORMWORKS Story™”

A Pictorial Essay in the Miracle of Life!


16 OCT 2021 

This evening I received this screenshot from Petra Buchmann, Musician in Stadtkapelle Wangen conducted by Tobias Zinser, the ensemble that will deliver the premiere of…

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The First Music Send: 17 AUG 1992


17 AUGUST 1992 
The First Transmission of a Score & Set of Parts (before PDF) from a Self-Publishing Composer or any Music Publisher.



“I have a vivid memory of standing by the fax machine…

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1268, an Experiment in "Re-Cognition."

#1268, Musical Haiku #108 in 4:50 by © Stephen Melillo, IGNA 21 JUN 2021 
(The birthday of hero Composer, Lalo Schifrin)


If you have the Time and the interest, here is an experiment that many of you will find fascinating…

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Remember the Future for Truth is Timeless

7-8 May 2021 
My Mom’s B birthday 
The Birthdays of Peter Ilyich Tchaikowsky and Johannes Brahms 
The End of WWII in Europe 



Below is an article celebrating The Brotherhood of Man, entitled, “Remember the Future for Truth is Timeless .

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Vignettes of Cheek Turns

Vignettes of Cheek Turns 
(no preachiness, just sharing… with YOU!) 
by © Stephen Melillo, IGNA 29 APR 2021 
On the birthday of Duke Ellington 

Willy Romanello, Greenwich High School, Connecticut.  Class of 75.  We’ll get back to him!

Movement 1:

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Just Another Hill!

3 March 2021

On the 22nd Anniversary of the STORMWORKS Chapter 3: WAIT of the WORLD Recording
with Maurice Hamers & The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy

Thoughts on Death to Moby Dick, a Love Stor

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Father Peter M. Rinaldi and the Escape from Plato's Cave

6 FEB 2021 

Father Peter M. Rinaldi and the Escape from Plato's Cave 


Father Peter M. Rinaldi, in 1993


A SYNChronicity of Events: 


Neatly nestled between the birthdays of John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, my Son will make his Confirmation…

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