Archibald Mizzi

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Mro. Archibald Mizzi A. Mus. L.C.M.

Mro. Archibald Mizzi A. Mus. L.C.M. born on 4 July, 1952 and comes from Ħal-Qormi. He is a musician and Musical Director.

Archibald is the son of Mro. Chev. Abel Joseph Mizzi. He received his education with the Augustinian Sisters at Ħal-Qormi, and at St Michael’s College, Qormi.

He commenced his musical studies with his father at Għaqda Mużikali San Ġorg Martri, Qormi. At the age of night, Archibald was introduced as a bandman with the same band club.

He furthered his music studies in pianoforte with Bice Bisazza and theory and harmony under Mro.Carmelo Pace while studied Fagotte with Mro. Joseph Sammut.

He continued his studies in Turin with Professor Ġiuseppe Delle Valle. Retured to Malta. Archibald Mizzi joined the Orchestra of the Manoel Theatre now know as Malta Philamonic Orchestra as Fagotte solo. He continued his studies with Mro.Carmelo E. Zammit, and in 1986 he obtained the diploma A. Mus. L.C.M.

Archibald was the first musical director with the Soċjeta Mużikali La Stella Levantina A.D. 1984 of Ħ'Attard between 1987-1988.

He was also musical director with Lourdes Band Club of Paola, today known Soċjeta Filamonika Fra. Antione De Paule Kirstu Re (1993-2008), and Soċjeta Mużikali Sant' Antnin of Birkirkara, as well as Assistant Musical director with Società Filarmonica Nazionale La Valette, and St George’s Band Club, Qormi and in 2008 appointed musical director of the same Għaqda Mużikali San Ġorġ Martri.

Archilbald during his career composed various serveral bandmarches. Amongst them, one could mention The King, which is very popular everywhere in Malta and besides that at Scily where about thirty band done this march. He also comosed the hymn San Ġorġ Martri. Other marches compose by this famous maestro are Ġorġi Tagħna, Iacchus, Pablito, Pathetique, Jesus Nazzarenus, Pascalino, El Toro, Iċ-Ċambu, Tal-Padruna, Viceremos, The Bells, Emperor and many more.

Every year Archibald Mizzi composed a new band march for the La Valette Band Club on the occasion of the feast of St Paul’s at Valletta.