From Wind Repertory Project
Stephen Melillo

Stephen Melillo

General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stormworld
Cost: Score and Parts - $140.00   |   Score Only - $45.00


1. Timestorm: A Dance of the Wu Li Master - 3:21
2. Before the Storm - 4:31
3. Into the Storm! - 3:18


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

“Wu Li” has many meanings... one is “patterns of Organic Energy”, another is “emptiness”. One of our greatest and most interesting storms is the one that dances in our imaginations as we instantly hurl ourselves through past, present and future thought. Here we were, there we are... somewhere is where we could be, and so runs the storm of time.

Before the STORM ... Before the storm there is quiet, mystery, hopeful anticipation and uncertainty. This movement is the “eye” of the STORMWORKS trilogy. What is it like before the storm... before life?

Into the STORM! In front of us, always raging, either obviously swirling or mysteriously quiet is a storm. That storm is within us. It is outside of us. This piece is about the heroic charging forward of the individual, the on-purpose clenching of fists and the determination to move in to that storm, facing life, good and not-so-good with head-on clarity. This is a theme for US, not for some movie hero, but for the real and true-to-life individuals who embrace each day ... storming.

Stormworks was premiered by the United States Air Force Band of the East on 26 August 1990. I would like to dedicate this work to the members of this fine ensemble and to Captain Robert Pouliot, whose love and energy bring life to it. It is also dedicated to those represented by the Band of the East, the defenders of our country, past, present and future, the greatest Storm-Facers of all.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Melillo, S. (1990). Stormworks [score]. S. Melillo: [Smithfield, Va.]
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 422-23.