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 often described in Storm Music 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.
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This piece is from the STORMWORKS... Chapter THREE CD.
"Take a deep breath. Now: Listen to the creation of the world as seen by Stephen Melillo, a composer who confesses his personal God-link in such works as GODSPEED and SPEECH OF ANGELS, each of which opened the two sections of the program. It was like this: a shattering of the former silence, and then an opening, an awakening of the spirit (in GODSPEED) after which a choir of sounds never heard before (SPEECH OF ANGELS) brings a message of comfort and hope."
"Melillo is to wind music what Beethoven was to the symphony orchestra, and he follows a Beethovenesque design of increasing the musical tension almost to the breaking point, receding, and then reaching again. It is superlative musical craftsmanship and inspiring to hear." -Marvin Sosna, Special to The Tribune