Andrew Chadney plays Fiocco (1703-1741) at St Stephen, Norbury and Thorton Heath
Joseph Hector Fiocco was born in Brussels to an Italian father in 1703. He was principally a violinist and worked for a time at Antwerp Cathedral. His surviving music includes a volume of pieces de clavecin. A simpler version of this ‘Andante’ is included.
This arrangement I play is by Noel Rawsthorne who sets the piece for a solo with a continuo accompaniment. I found this in a Mayhew book of wedding music which I’ve had for some time.
The original (I presume) version is on IMSlp as a harpsichord piece. What I haven’t been able to find out is whether Rawsthorne or Fiocco developed it into the version I played.
Hear and see the performance (which last 5 mins) by clicking here
Details of the organ are given on the NPOR link which is http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=D08220
(Andrew is currently the Chair of the Society – Ed)
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