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Forever Strong, A Tribute to the U.S.S. Indianapolis

by Various Artists

33:17 Musical/Visual tribute to the 880 Lost & 317 Survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Depicts the dramatic story of the Indy from building to sinking, historically accurate to its ending, which suggests a "return" of the Indy to waiting loving arms...
Genre: Classical: Film Music
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1. Forever Strong, A Tribute to the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Stephen Melillo, The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Rundfunk Blasorchester Leipzig, The San Diego Jewish Men's Choir, Peter Kleine Schaars & Ruth Weber
33:20 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
FOREVER STRONG, a Tribute to the USS Indianapolis (during the 70th Anniversary)
#1103 in 33:17 Music by, Audio Production, Film Direction & Narrative by
© STEPHEN MELILLO IGNA 30 July 1945-2015

Story written in Blood by those Lost at Sea, and the Survivors of the USS INDIANAPOLIS CA-35
Dedicated to the Souls, Survived & Sacrificed of the USS INDIANAPOLIS CA-35

Get the 33:17 Audio Track, access the complete Film, and/or download your DVD Slim Case, artwork, liner notes and much more, here: http://stormworld.com/sharepieces/ForeverStrongExplore.html

CREDITS (for Audio & Visually Scored versions)

Painting by Irene Krauß

Images for visual version provided by:
The National Archives
Families & Friends of THE USS INDIANAPOLIS
Family of Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto
Post WWII Survivor Photographs by © Andrew Fritzinger, 2007-2014

VisaREEL™ and PHOTO®hythm are registered trademarks & processes of STEPHEN MELILLO/STORMWORKS®

Stella by Starlight from “The Uninvited” © Victor Young 1944
Bell Bottom Trousers , WWII Radio Excerpts , appear courtesy of The Miller Nichols Library Marr Sound Archives of the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Eternal Father, Strong to Save, Hymn by William Whiting 1860, Music by John B. Dykes 181
Sung by Adelmo Guidarelli
arranged for Orchestra by © Stephen Melillo IGNA 30 July 2014

“Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!”

Music & Lyrics by © STEPHEN MELILLO
IGNA 30 MAY 2014, recorded January 2015

Rendered by The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Peter Kleine Schaars, Conductor
& The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir, Ruth Weber, Conductor

Bernardo Bicas
Shaun Edelstein
William Koepcke
Doron Peisic
David Zilberberg
Steven Brozinsky
Morris Gold
Milton Krasner
Aubrey Meyerowitz
Abraham Romanowsky
Jacob Schwartz
Ivan Strashoon

David Gmach
Grant Parlett
Albert E. Schafer
Simcha Silverstein
Dan Weiss
Mark Zickel
Moris Breziner
Brian Castle
Bernard L. Frankel
Stephen Markowitz
Matt Meis
Ivan Mendelsohn
Ivan “Jack” Cohen
Barry Broomberg

Cast off the lines
Grant us Godspeed to the oceans
With a Purpose that is just

Facing the foe
With the cutting bow of Freedom
And with a Sailor’s constant Navy pride

Ours is the Fight
That has filled the Hearts of many,
Those who sailed for Freedom’s cause

We will fight our nation’s battles

Hoist up the sails
Let us venture out for Freedom
Making way through calm and storm

Wind at our backs
Let us stand as stalwart shipmates

(Eternal Father)
Hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea

With the cutting bow of Freedom


Ever Strong!

Special Thanks to the Musicians of
The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir
The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy
The Rundfunk Blasorchester Leipzig
The Stormworks Symphony Orchestra
Adelmo Guidarelli

Music conducted by
Peter Kleine Schaars
Ruth Weber
Stephen Melillo

To the families of those Lost at Sea, to the Survivors of the USS Indianapolis CA-35 , to their families, friends and all who support them, and to those currently serving in the Defense of Freedom, the USS Indianapolis CA-35 and 880 of her crew never did physically return to the Golden Gate... the one here that is. In Heaven and in our Hearts, the ship and her crew will always be coming home to loving, waiting arms.

With that Message in that Purpose, this work is lovingly offered.

THANK YOU... Godspeed! Stephen Melillo



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