at the Royal College of Music in London, where he won a composition
scholarship, John Fox made his first BBC Broadcast in the
late 1950's and has featured on a great deal of broadcasting
since then, including arranging and conducting for the BBC
Radio Orchestra, with the accent on strings. Millions of listeners
in Britain, Europe, the United States, Japan and particularly
Germany have found pleasure and exhilaration in his broadcasts
from the BBC, United States Networks, his record albums, compact
discs and live performances.
He has written
scores for films and television, composing in many different
styles, demonstrating his extraordinary skill, using massive
sounds right down to small forces.
enjoys writing for voices -"The John Fox Singers" - hence
the reason in some of his lush arrangements voices are used
to add colour to the orchestral texture. He has a great affection
towards the French Impressionist School --and also has an
intense respect for Gershwin. John's compositions and arrangements
have a distinct string sound, the ability to "pull at the
heart strings" is truly remarkable.
activities have been to conduct concerts in Europe (using
his own compositions and arrangements) featuring his lovely
wife Joy Devon as vocalist. One of the Cologne Concerts in
particular was most memorable for both of them -they were
given a standing ovation from a packed concert hall. More
recently John's "Earth and Space" suite for a large orchestra
and choir was performed successfully at Huntington in England.
A few months
ago, John's double C.D. "Twilight Time" was launched in the
U.S.A. and U.K. -again with the accent on lush strings bringing
beautiful easy listening sounds to the listener.
is a good pianist and he likes to take part on his many C.D.'s,
especially accompanying vocalist Joy Devon (husband and wife
He is much
involved in writing for Library Music, where his versatile
compositions reach out to a worldwide market for T.V., Films.
Radio and commercials etc.
see that John's life is full of variety and lots of challenges
along the way. He feels lucky to be able to conduct his own
arrangements and compositions which go out to many parts of
the world, bringing people closer together through the magic
of his music.
"George Gershwin" -"Here There and Everywhere" - "Memory"
-"Fairest Isle" "Unforgettable Melodies"- "Love is a Many
Splendoured Thing" -"Twilight Time" -"Classical Arrangements"-
"Heartstrings" -"Grand Hotel" and "Listen Easy 6o'sno's
"(BBC) to name but a few, also many titles you can choose
on the Internet to your own liking.
John Fox Concerts Series: 1 -6 -The Musical World of John
Fox -The Magic of John Fox -Friday Night is Music Night -
Music of the Stars. B.B.C. Radio 2. Series: String Sound -
Romantic Strings -Orchestral Favourites -The Radio Orchestra
Show- Stemma Music Award.
include: BBC , Radio --BBC World-wide Service,-- BBC Radio
Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. W.D.R. Cologne. Germany,
--Bonneville International Corporation, (U.S.A.) --l.o.M.
(U.S.A.) --and John Fox Presents Programmes.
Amphonic Music Ltd. 2002