Sunday Bandstand 11 April 2021

Sunday Bandstand 11 April 2021

Julianus Marie August De Boeck (May 9, 1865 in Merchtem, Belgium – October 9, 1937 in Merchtem) was a Flemish composer, organist, and music pedagogue. He was the son of organist and director Florentinus (Flor) De Boeck (1826-1892). From 1880 he studied organ at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels under Alphonse Mailly, whose assistant he became until 1902. In 1889 he met the young Paul Gilson who became a close friend and, despite being the same age, his teacher for orchestration. Gilson encouraged De Boeck's composition work.

He became an organist at various churches in Belgian villages (1892-1894 in Merchtem, 1894-1920 in Elsene). His academic career continued in 1907 as professor of harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (1909–1920) and the Brussels Conservatory, and as director of the Conservatory of Mechelen (1921–1930). In 1930 August De Boeck retired to his birthplace, Merchtem.

As with Gilson, De Boeck's style was influenced by the Russian Five, and especially Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Along with Gilson, he introduced impressionist composition in Belgium. He wrote about 400 compositions including vocal work, operas, religious pieces, and instrumental compositions.

In 1934 he was made a Commander in the Order of Leopold and was a Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium.

For the first time we are featuring one of his compositions on Sunday Bandstand.

Playlist  11 April 2021 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Wingates March - J.A.Greenwood Wingates Temperance Band MD: Denis Smith - 1970  'Brass From Wingates' - PYE GSGL10461 - 1970
Rise Of The Phoenix - Darrol Barry Virtuosi GUS Band MD: Adam Cooke - 2018  'Regionals 2019' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD387 - 2019
Luck be a Lady - Frank Loesser arr. Sandy Smith  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005  'Grimethorpe in  Concert Vol. 2' - CD - Egon Recording Services SFZ CD125 - 2005
Y Bore Glas - Traditional arr. Leigh Baker Flugel Horn Soloist Iwan Williams with the YBS Band MD: Dr. David King - 2005   'Mellow Moments' -  CD Egon SFZ 128 - 2005
Wonderful Day - Olaf Ritman Amsterdam Staff Band (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2011  'Rendezous in Brass' - CD - World of Sound WOS 031 - 2011
The Girl I Left Behind Me - Philip Sparke The Flowers Band - Philip Harper - 2009  'Ovation' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 229D - 2009
Puttin' On The Ritz - Irving Berlin arr. Stephen Roberts Featured Soloists Alan Catherall Cornet - Andy Marsh Euphonium with the Ever Ready Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1999  'Prince Bishops' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD096 - 1999
Allegro Vivace from Symphony 4 (Italian) Felix Mendelssohn arr. Derek Ashmore  Desford Colliery Band MD: James Watson - 1991  'Your Favourite Classics' - CD - Hallamshire Records HRD5303 - 1991
All Czardas for Euphonium (Originally for Clarinet) - Giovanni Orsomando arr. Fulvio Creux  Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the Italian Army Band (Italy) MD: Fulvio Creux - 2003  (The Godfather of Italian Band Music)   'Bella Italia (Beautiful Italy) - CD - Bocchino Music, BOCC 102 - 2003
Men Of Harlech - Traditional arr. Elgar Howarth Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band and the Irish Guards MD: Elgar Howarth - 2003  'Promenade' - CD - Doyen Recording – DOY CD151 - 2003
The Imperial March (From "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back") - John Williams arr: Sandy Smith  Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990   'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records  KRCDE1007 - 1990
A Salford Sinfonietta - 1 - Intrada 2 - Threnody (In memory of Colin Rice)  3 -  Danza - Darrol Barry BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1993  'Partita' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 062D - 1993
Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago - Maurice Jarre arr. Derek Broadbent  CWS (Glasgow)Band MD: Frank Renton - 1996  'Love Songs in Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD852 - 1996
Prelude and Scherzo - Philip Sparke Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Williams Fairey Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1996  'Bone Idyll' CD - Chandos Recording  CHAN 4543 - 1996
Pasquinade - August De Boeck  Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2005  'Portrait of August De Boeck 1865 - 1937' - CD - -World Wind Music – WWM 500.111 - 2005
Victory - Bernard Moren  Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2012  'The Way We Were' - CD - Obrasso Recording -CD 946 - 2012
De-Lovely: A Cole Porter Medley arr. Philip Harper Whitburn Band MD: Andrew Duncan - 2005  'Young ast Heart' - CD - International Music Publications 10132A - 2005
Bel Canto - Kenneth Downie Tenor Horn Soloist Patrica Woodings with the Newhall Band MD: Mark Phillips - 2006  'Lord of the Dance' - CD - Harlequin Recording - 2006
Anthem - Carl Davis Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2006  'European Brass Band Championships - CD2 - Doyen Recording DOY CD211 - 2006
Sing Sang Sung - Gordon Goodwin  Eikanger -Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Reid Gilje - 2006  'European Brass Band Championships - CD2 - Doyen Recording DOY CD211 - 2006
Rolling Thunder - Henry Fillmore  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2005  'World Famous Marches' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD902 - 2005
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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