20 Let the music sound October 2017

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 Chadney

(Andrew is currently the Chair of the Society – Ed)


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