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Ghajnsielem featured in Aquilina biography

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Is-Surmast tal-Marci Maltin
The village of Ghajnsielem and in particular, the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, will feature prominently in a new biography dedicated to the life of the famous Maltese Musical Conductor, Major Anthony Aquilina.

Ghajnsielem’s feast was one of Aquilina’s favourites and in fact he composed several marches such as ‘Viva x-Xemx’ and ‘Il-Madonna ta’ Loreto’ which are still synonymous with the feast of Our Lady of Loreto.

The “Duke of Connaught” Band Club of Birkirkara for example, in the 1940’s and early 1950’s used to take such an important part in the Ghajnsielem feast under the baton of Mro. Anthony Aquilina.

Several members of the St Joseph Band Club committee will be present for the official launch of the book which will take place on the 31st of May. The name of this biography is “Is-Surmast tal-Marci Maltin”

Aquilina’s marches feature prominently on several cassettes and CDs which the St Joseph Band launched in recent years. To hear some of his marches you may click on the links below:

Millenia(2000) CD
2002 CD

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    1. johnny aquilina says:

      what can i say,, now i know were i got my intrest in music, its in the blood,i am 1 of his grate nephews, i had never meet him but at times when i was young i could say he was looking over me as i was looking how grate it was to be playing in the school orchestra and beliveing i to could condut also, im 47 now and stilll enjoy music of all
      types , god bless him for all the joy he would have gave to pople all over all the years, thank you, johnny aquilina, australia

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