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Best Arrangement, Instruments & Vocals

“Angels We Have Heard On High”

 featuring Aeone
from Christmas Passion,
an album of traditional carols arranged, orchestrated & produced by Stephen Melillo

Vocals - Performed, produced, arranged & recorded by Aeone
Production Assistance.  Vocals engineered, co-mixed w/Aeone
& digitally edited by Jeff Silverman -

A Traditional Carol from 1862, Texts by James Chadwick from Luke 2:8-15
Music Arranged, Orchestrated & Produced by Stephen Melillo

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Aeone Thumbnail Bio Image

Aeone is an award-winning artiste/composer known for her unique haunting style with a touch of the Ancient Celt.  Her voice and music have not only been heard in countless Film, TV and CD projects, but also in over 70 movie trailers including: The Hobbit, Jurassic World, 300, Beowulf, The Last Samurai and Tomb Raider.  She was the voice of TNT's Emmy nominated “Mists of Avalon", John Ottman's end title for "Orphan" and Bear McCreary's recent score for the ghostly “I Still See You" to name a few.  Aeone has released 6 critically acclaimed albums, winning an HMMA award for her 2015 "Love is the Healer". -


ABOUT Stephen Melillo

In 2018, Stephen's Symphony IIII: Lightfall,  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, both directed by Jonathan Heap. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1180 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 33-hours of Music for Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™. The STORMWORKS Chapter 55 CD: Way of the Wanderer will be recorded by Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr in October.  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.

If you'd like to learn more about the complete Christmas Passion album, gain more insight into the work as a whole, learn about the other superb artsists from our Grammy community who have contrubuted to the album, share or perhaps even purchase the Christmas Passion Album,
please click on the album cover below. 
Enjoy & Godspeed!  S


'Christmas Passion' is a phenomenal album. Stephen Melillo has brought such freshness to these traditional works and really breathed new life into them. They've been arranged with such deep sensitivity to the subject matter. I especially loved the arrangements of 'Emmanuel', 'Ave Maria', and 'Angels We Have Heard On High' - which literally brought tears to my eyes with its soaring strings, brass and vocals cascading over one another in the second half. 'The 12 Days and 15 Keys of Christmas' is such a brilliant and fun arrangement (the kind you can envisage going viral on YouTube with a capella groups performing it!); hats off to Armand Hutton for his stellar vocal maneuverings through all 15 keys! 'Rest Not Ye Merry Gentlemen' is an unexpected take on an old classic that renders it truly epic! I loved the contrasting styles! They help to tell the story and create a feeling of moving from one 'scene' to another, not just from one 'song' to another, as though you're listening to a recording of a stage show - which this certainly could (and should!) be. Congratulations to Stephen Melillo and to all the wonderful vocalists who brought this amazing project to life. I will enjoy listening to this year after year.   Caroline Alexander, United Kingdom


"WOW!  Steve, what wonderful, refreshing, realistic, bursts away from the ordinary!
I can never hear those hymns again as before!
Thanks for sharing the trailer.  May God bless the sales!"
my 7th grade teacher who also helped me with "Ahab, a Love Story!"