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Jacques BREL

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Jacques Brel Jacques Romain Georges Brel was born April 8, 1929 in the Brussels commune of Schaerbeek (Belgium) and died October 9, 1978 in Bobigny (France), is an author and singer speaking Belgian (and Dutch early in his career). He was also an actor and filmmaker. Born into a family of industrialists Flemish Catholic, Jacques Brel was a child, little interest in school, except for French classes. He played in an amateur theater in the Franche Cordée [1], and his father took him into the cardboard family, work for which he has no taste. He thought very seriously about a conversion, either as a breeder hen, or as a shoemaker, or in song. He chose the latter route. He writes anywhere, anytime. Lover of classical music (mostly by Maurice Ravel and Schubert) [ref. needed], he composed his first tunes on the family piano and his guitar. On 1 June 1950, he married Theresa Michielsen, called "Miche", met three years earlier in the Franche Cordée. On 6 December 1951 his first born daughter, Chantal, then France July 12, 1953. Finally, Isabella in August 1958 for which Jacques Brel wrote the song of the same name. From 1952 he composed his first songs he sings in the home or at various evenings in nightclubs in Brussels He is already showing the lyrical power (both in law and in its interpretation), which is off his family, which does not encourage him to continue. He persevered anyway and in 1953 released a 78 rpm [1]. Then he left the Belgian capital to go alone in Paris called by Jacques Canetti, talent scout working for Philips and owner of the tavern "The Three Donkeys". Her family then cuts the food and it is found under the roofs of the hotel in Pigalle Stevens. To earn some money, he teaches guitar at acrobat-dancer Francesco "Cocky" Frediani, an Italian artist then appearing on show at the cabaret The New Eve. The latter, witness the first few days, accompanied by other Brel at his first show at the Olympia in "curtain raiser" (when the audience enters the room and settled in their place). Working conditions are difficult for Jacques: it had no dressing room and had to change behind the bar at the Olympia. At the end of a performance, Bruno Coquatrix who noticed, congratulated him on his delivery, inviting her to visit him to discuss an upcoming visit. A new girl, France, was born soon after: Jacques Brel begin to years of hard. In January 1955, Brel made his debut at the "Ancienne Belgique", famous concert hall in Brussels, in the preliminary program Bobbejaan Schoepen [3], [4]. In 1955 he brought his wife and children. They settled in Montreuil. This will be the year of its first 33 laps. As he sang for Christian organizations, Georges Brassens kindly nicknamed "Father Brel" [1]. In 1956, he met François Rauber, a pianist, who becomes his companion. In 1957 a hurry to complete his musical studies at the conservatory, Rauber renounces tours around the country. It is then replaced by another student of the conservatory: It is the encounter with Gerard Jouannest, who became his exclusive attendant on stage, returning to Rauber Brel once she graduates to become the prime orchestrator. The two musicians will remain faithful to Brel and his book, even beyond his death. Gradually, Brel finds its audience and found success in its performances. In 1957, the second 33 laps received the grand prize of the Académie Charles-Cros and the end of 1958, is the success at the Olympia, in the first part, then he is headlining at Bobino, end 1959. From there, the tours are linked at a breakneck pace, sometimes Brel doing more shows that there are days in the year. In 1966, he decided to abandon the song. On May 16, 1967, he gave his last recital in Roubaix. But he is not standing so far: in summer 1967, he shot his first feature film, The Risks of the trade director Andre Cayatte, the film is a successful public. Then he began traveling on his yacht. In 1968, in Brussels, he created the French version of Man of La Mancha, playing the title role of Don Quixote alongside Dario Moreno in the role of Sancho Panza. Following the death of Dario, Robert Manuel takes over the role when the show is presented in December in Paris. In early summer 1969, Brel sang the role of Uncle Benjamin, in the film of Edward Molinaro, he also composes music with François Rauber. Claude Jade, who is 20 years old at the time, recounted: "My meeting with Jacques Brel is held in Vezelay [] he shows at once a great sympathy [] The fate of the long and tiring performances of Man of La Mancha was a great success and he kept the film for long hair of Don Quixote [] He is cordial, friendly, open and attentive to others and the atmosphere warm and gay film owes much of. [] Aviation enthusiast Jacques is [] at the aerodrome of Toussus-le-Noble, the last day [] he was happy at the thought of flying to the south and told us about this passion, skies , landscapes, travel "It then turns in a number of films, and one realizes itself in 1971, Franz, Barbara wrote some music, then a second, released in 1973, Far West, and that is a failure. His latest role is legendary: he plays the depressed Francois Pignon, the recurring character of Francis Veber, facing the hitman "Mr Milan", aka Lino Ventura in The Emmerdeur, again directed by Edouard Molinaro. He also meets with success in the United States of America and the UK. English translations of his songs are successful and are recorded by David Bowie (Amsterdam), Scott Walker (Amsterdam, Matilda), Marc Almond, the band Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie (Amsterdam), Terry Jacks and Alex Harvey. Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris is an American musical that is played around the world for several years. It includes translations of rhyming final, assembled by a friend of Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman, 1968. In 1974, the show was adapted for the screen (see file IMDb). The twin of Jacques Brel presentation to the "House of Pleasure" by Paul Gauguin, in Atuona. In 1974, he abandoned everything and went sailing (the Askoy) Madly Bamy with whom he met while filming the movie The Adventure is adventure of Claude Lelouch. But he is already sick and was operated on for lung cancer. He decided to retire in the Marquesas. Private pilot since June 28, 1965 (TT patent 16,060) and user of a twin-engine Beechcraft Twin Bonanza registered F-ODBU Madly Bamy purchased by November 30, 1976, there is air-taxi service to residents in the carrying between Hiva Oa (Marquesas) and Tahiti on a sea journey of one thousand four hundred and thirty kilometers asking 4:20 to 5:00 flight. Tomb of Jacques Brel in Atuona. In 1977, despite the disease that is gaining ground, he returned to Paris to record her latest album. The song Les Marquises, which closes the album, ends with these words "Do you want me to say / Whining is not set / the Marquesas". He returned to the Marquesas after registration, before, in July 1978, her cancer worsens. He was repatriated in France where he died October 9, 1978 at Avicenna Hospital in Bobigny of lung cancer. Jacques Brel Atuona later buried on Hiva Oa in the Marquesas archipelago, near Paul Gauguin. In December 2005 he was elected to the rank of greatest Belgian of all time by the public of the RTBF.
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cover Ne Me Quitte Pas Robert Martin
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Jacques BREL
Arr : Jean-Philippe ICHARD
Publisher : Robert Martin
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : French light music
Set Wind Band (BREL05094-BA) : 100,00
Full score (BREL05094-CO) : 30,00

cover La Tendresse Robert Martin
La Tendresse
Jacques BREL
Arr : Jean-Philippe ICHARD
Publisher : Robert Martin
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : French light music
Set Wind Band (BREL05093-BA) : 100,00
Full score (BREL05093-CO) : 30,00

cover Les Flamandes Robert Martin
Les Flamandes
Jacques BREL
Arr : Robert FIENGA
Publisher : Robert Martin
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : French light music
Set Wind Band (BREL05037-BA) : 100,00
Full score (BREL05037-CO) : 30,00

cover Brel Martinus
Brel
Jacques BREL
Publisher : Martinus
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : French light music
Set Wind Band (MT105713-BA) : 116,96
Full score (MT105713-CO) : 23,40

cover Jacques Brel Toujours! De Haske Publications
Jacques Brel Toujours!
Jacques BREL
Arr : Roland KERNEN
Publisher : De Haske Publications
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Set Wind Band (DH1064049010-BA) : 125,80

cover SI Jacques Brel M'Etait Conte Besson
SI Jacques Brel M'Etait Conte
Jacques BREL
Publisher : Besson
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Set Wind Band (BS1705-BA) : 148,12
Full score (BS1705-CO) : 15,19