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Emiel De Cloedt

 Emiel De Cloedt ( Bruges ,13 february 1931 - 03 july 2017 ) is a Belgian composer , music educator , conductor and trumpeter .

Emiel De Cloedt got acquainted with music in th boy-scouts movement .He received his first lessons in the Scoutband Sint-Leo in Bruges in 1941.He studied music theory , trumpet and later counterpiont and fugue at the Municipal Conservatory in Bruges and earned a first prize with great distinction. He continued his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent where he after only one year of study acquired a first prize for trumpet with distinction . In the same year he was recruited by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera of Ghent where he stayed until 1972.

At the end of 1951 he gegan a career as a military misicain in Charleroi . In 1984 he changed for the Band of the Belgian Navy in Ostend headed by Jos Hanniken . During this time he also completed his studies in theory of harmony with Maurits Deroo . With this teacher he also studied counterpiont and fugue and earned a first prize on both subjects with distinction . With Jos Hanniken he studied Band-conducting and with the Bulgarian conductor Atanas Margaritov he studied orchestra-conducting .He resigned from the Band of the Belgian Navy in 1976 .

He was brass instrument teacher at to the Municipal Conservatory in Bruges and at the Municipal Music Academy in Knokke-Heist .

Emiel De Cloedt was the founder and condoctor of the Noordzee BrassBand in Bruges . He still conducts The Noordzee BrassBand

As a composer he wrote compositions for band and brassband

Works for brass bands and concert bands

1967   Miniature Symphony

1972   Suite voor Blaasorkest  ( Won 1e prize at the provincial Composition West-Flanders 1972 )

           Satisfaction - Melancholy - Gladness .

° Eight Corals

° Beguine for band , for brass band

° Bengali , march

° BMK Mars , Bruges Music Corps Mars

° Brass Band Tango , for brass band

° C'est Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer , march

°The Bruges Parade

° Gallopade

° Goede Vaart

° Here we are

° Play Inn

° Symfonietta

° That's all , march

° Three Moods

° Waltzing brasses , for brass band

° Johann Schrammel , march



Chamber Music

° Alla Marcia , for hornand piano

° Horn Quartet


° Met Dirigeerstok en Notenbalk - Onze dirigenten en toondichters , in Caecilia - Officieel orgaan van het Koninklijk Muziekverband van België ,

Nr. 162 - 35e jaargang , mei 1985 , pp 14-15

° Wolfgang Suppan , Armin Suppan : Das Neue Lexikon des Blasmusik-wesens ,4. Auflage , Freiburg-Tiengen ; Blasmusikverlag Schulz GmbH 1994 , ISBN 3-923058-07-1.

° Paul E. Bierley , William H. Rehrig : The heritage encyclopedia of band music : composers and their music , Westerville , Ohio : Integrity Press 1991 , ISBN 0-918048-08-7.

° Norman E. Smith : March music notes , Lae Charles , La : Program Note Press , 1986 ISBN 978-0-9617346-1-9.