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14 + 19 Apr 2019

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Discovering Jupiter

20 February 2019, 7:00 pm
The Chapel of the Ascension, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE UK

JS BACH | St John Passion

14 April 2019, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Church St, Brighton BN1 3LJ

JS BACH | St John Passion

19 April 2019, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK

Caroline Brown – Obituary

CAROLINE BROWN Cellist who founded a band dedicated to Beethoven CAROLINE BROWN, who has died aged 64, was a cellist who in 1980 founded the Hanover Band to perform and record the music of Beethoven using instruments from the early 19th century. The or …

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Benjamin Bayl new Associate Director

The Hanover Band are delighted to announce that Benjamin Bayl has been recently appointed an Associate Director of the orchestra. Benjamin has worked with the orchestra for several years now and has an excellent rapport with the players. He recently co …

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The Hanover Band

HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.

BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.

THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.

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