Sunday Bandstand 22 October 2023

Sunday Bandstand 22 October 2023

Joseph-Hector Fiocco (20 January 1703 – 21 June 1741), born in Brussels, was a composer and harpsichordist of the late Baroque period (1680–1750).

His father, the Italian composer Pietro Antonio Fiocco, and one of his older stepbrother Jean-Joseph Fiocco gave him much of his musical education.

He also learned Greek and Latin well enough to be able to become a school teacher in both those subjects.

Joseph Hector Fiocco worked under his stepbrother's direction at the Ducal Chapel of the Notre-Dame du Sablon most sources cite some time before 1730. In 1730, Joseph Hector became sous-maitre (submaster) of the Notre-Dame du Sablon; he did not keep this position for long, because he resigned in 1731 to become sangmeester (choirmaster) at Antwerp Cathedral.

At Antwerp (1731–37) he was in charge of the music. In 1737 he returned to his birthplace and worked in the collegiate church of St. Michael and St. Gudula. He died in Brussels at the age of 38.

On this week’s show we are featuring Robert Childs solo performance of his arrangement of Arioso and Allegro by Joseph-Hector Fiocco accompanied by the Black dyke Mills Band conducted by James Watson in 1996.  

Playlist 22 October 2023


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
Fly Over - March - Roy Newsome  Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2001  'Bandstand - Famous Brass Band Marches' - CD - World Wind Music Mirasound BV 500.063 WWM - 2001
Overture Der Zigeunerbaron - Johann Strauss ll - arr. Aubrey Winter Fairey Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1972  'The Fairey Band Sounds of Brass Sounds Of Brass – Vol. 1'  - Vinyl - Sounds Of Brass –  Vol. 1 - 1972
America from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein arr. Alan Fernie  Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2004  'Ad Optimum' - CD - Mirasound Amersfort Netherlands STEMRA 88470-2 - 2004
Arioso and Allegro - Joseph Hector Fiocco arr. Robert Childs Euphonium Soloist Robert Childs with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1998  'Robert Childs – Premiere' -  CD - Doyen Recording – DOY CD061 - 1998
October Festival - Eric Ball Massed bands Besses O'th Barn, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Ever Ready (GB) and GUS (Footwear) Bands Guest MD: Robert Farnon - Royal Albert Hall 1978  'The National Brass Band Festival – 1978' - Vinyl - RCA – PL25192- 1978
Haunted Halls - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008  'Walking With Heroes - The Music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper' - CD - Doyen DOYCD245 - 2008
Ghost Train - Darrol Barry Foden's Richardson Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2004  'Ghost Train' - CD - MF Recording CH-4528 - 2004
Spooktacular - i) Carmina Burana (excerpt) ii) Casper the Friendly Ghost iii) Dies Irae - arr. Dan Price  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2013  'Black Dyke Gold Vol: 2 - Doyen DOY CD307 - 2013
Devil's Kitchen - W.M.Hughes  Excelsior Ropes Band (formerly The Mellingriffith Band) MD: David Thomas -1969   'Salute to Wales' - Vinyl - Marble Arch Recording MAL1139 - 1969
Triptych for Brass Band - Philip Sparke Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: David Hirst - 1991  'Endeavour' - CD - Doyen DOY CD145 - 1991
The Sand Volcano from the film The Mummy - Jerry Goldsmith arr: Goff Richards Oberaargauer Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2005  'Epic Film Themes' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD910 - 2005
The Waltzing Cat - Leroy Anderson arr. Sandy Smith  Hepworth  (Cookson Homes) Band MD: Sandy Smith - 2008  'Highlights from the 2008 Brass in Concert Championships' - DVD - WOB 135 DVD - 2008
Clear Skies - Eric Ball  Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 1996  'Partita' - CD - SP&S 111CD - 1996
The Pines of Rome - 3rd mvt The Pines of the Janiculum; 4th mvt The Pines of the Appian Way - Ottorino Respighi arr. Howard Snell Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1995  'Pines of Rome' - Cassette - Doyen DOY 045 - 1995
Neapolitan Trilogy: It's Now or Never, Moonlight & Memory, Funiculi Funicula arr. Alwyn Humphreys Morriston Orpheus Choir and the Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Band MD: Alywn Humphreys - 1990  'Land of My Fathers' - CD - Grasmere Recording GRCD40 - 1990
Festive Overture - arr. Peter Kitson Brighouse and Rastrick MD: Allan Withington - 1993  'Aria' - CD - Kirklees - KRCD1012 - 1993
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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