HANDEL Water Music Suites Nos.1 & 2
GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso Op.5 in d
J.S.BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F BWV 1047
BOYCE Symphony No.5 in D
VIVALDI Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C RV 443
HANDEL Royal Fireworks Music Eb
About This Concert
The Hanover Band is delighted to be making its debut in China with a typical Hanoverian programme, with royal links.
THE HANOVER BAND
Paul Bosworth natural trumpet
Oonagh Lee recorder
Joel Raymond oboe
Theresa Caudle violin
Benjamin Bayl director/harpsichord
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
7 May 2017
National Centre of the Performing Arts, Beijing, China View map
Tonight and tomorrow night: Handel’s beautiful “Alceste” in Budapest with Óbudai Danubia Zenekar, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir and super soloists (none of whom are on Twitter, imagine that!) Alceste is an unjustly neglected masterpiece from Mr Handel.
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.