Coming Soon! (Pre-Season Preview and Special Reserve Orders Begin
7 September 2018)
Traditional Christmas Carols like You’ve Never Heard Them Before
Arranged & Produced by Stephen Melillo
Featuring 7 Exceptional Star Artists from the Grammy Community, Aeone, Adelmo Guidarelli, Armand Hutton, Jann Klose, Cindy Hughlett, Michael Ashby, & Erin Hannon.
Official Release date: 25 September 2018.
PRESS RELEASE – This Christmas, buckle up and take a sleigh ride to the Heavens and back; a Journey of favorite “traditional” Christmas carols like you’ve never heard them before.
Several Grammy-nominated, and amazing Artists grace the album. Aeone, Adelmo Guidarelli, Armand Hutton, Jann Klose, Cindy Hughlett, Michael Ashby, and Erin Hannon.
“This album is for everyone, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, anyone who follows the Star, the quest for Light and the Brotherhood of Man. And, as you’ll hear, it’s not all serious. Some marketer might say, “You can’t have such a wide range of contrasts in emotions and dynamics! You need to find a niche!” Instead, relish the story, face the joy and the hurt and the daring and the adventure and the humor, the spectacle and the visions that your mind conjures. It’s for all of us, not the niche.”
One of the tracks, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” is up for consideration in the 61st Grammys for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. The Vocals are performed, produced & recorded by Aeone, an award winning artiste and composer, with vocals engineered, co-mixed with Aeone & digitally edited by Jeff Silverman at Palette Music in Tennessee.
If Christmas to you is Adventure, Heart, Joy, Contemplation, Wonder, Question, Hope, and Love, the new Christmas Passion Album is for you.
Make This Christmas Your Passion!
BIO: Into 2018, Stephen Melillo'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.
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