Month: March 2018

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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As things go, not bad as an office space for the day...Thanks to #Handel and to the Players, Chorus and Soloists of the @TheHanoverBand for another lovely performance - and to the Duke of Kent for hosting a splendid dinner!

As things go, not bad as an office space for the day...Thanks to #Handel and to the Players,  Chorus and Soloists of the @TheHanoverBand for another lovely performance - and to the Duke of Kent for hosting a splendid dinner!

We've upped the security for the next concert. #Messiah in Royal surroundings.

We've upped the security for the next concert. #Messiah in Royal surroundings.

A joyous opening to our #Messiah tour last night at the Church of St Nicholas, Brighton with the players & chorus of @TheHanoverBand and soloists @ericaeloff, @timmorganCT, @BradSmithTenor & @MisterGravel Next stop, Windsor Castle!

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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 & 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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