Joseph Hector Fiocco
Joseph Hector Fiocco (Brussel, 20 januari 1703 - 21 juni 1742), son of Pietro Antonio Fiocco en Jeanne Françoise Deudon, got his musical education from his father and half-brother Jean-Joseph Fiocco. In 1726, he married Marie Caroline Dujardin, with whom he had two children. In 1730, he worked in the ducal chapel in Zavelkerk, under the supervision of his half-brother. He quitted this job in 1731, after which he replaced Willem de Fesch as chapel master at the cathedral of Antwerp. In 1737, Fiocco returned to Brussels, where he succeeded Petrus Bréhy as choir director at the Cathedral of Saint-Michel and Saint-Gudule. He remained in this position until his early death.
Fiocco wrote many choral works, of which motets and masses. Some of his most famous works are Lamentation Du Jeudi Saint, Missa Solemnis and Pièces de Clavecin. These were dedicated to the Duke of Arenberg and are heavily influenced by François Couperin. Fiocco's music shows greater stylistic diversity than that of his father and half-brother and contains French and Italian influences.
Choral works (selection)
- Missa Solemnis, for seven voices, published by Naxos.
- Missa Sanctae Caeciliae, Libera Me domine, for four voices.
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