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Speech of Angels, The

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Stephen Melillo

Stephen Melillo

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stormworld
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $40.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
PAD Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Piccolo Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This somewhat haunting work is inspired by the phrase: "Music is well said to be the speech of angels."

The battle between Good and Evil now happens in the realm of the angels. New-to-our-idiom colours highlight the work. Off-stage madrigal choir and brass elements are just some of the sounds utilized to create that other-world sonic scape in which this piece comes to its uplifting conclusion. David's faith brings down the insurmountable Goliath. The work is dedicated to Faith and Hope despite the untimely passings of friends and family.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Melillo, S. (1998). The Speech of Angels: [für Blasorchester] [score]. IGNA: [s.l.]