The Hanover Band bring this seasonal masterpiece to the wonderful setting of Chichester Cathedral – by candlelight.
The master of this work, Andrew Arthur, conducts the magnificent Hanover Band Chorus, The Hanover Band and soloists Erica Eloff soprano, Timothy Morgan countertenor, Bradley Smith tenor, Tristan Hambleton bass baritone.
Basso continuo is an Italian term that means continuous bass. Frequently used by many composers, it consisted of a harpsichord/organ to play the harmonies and a cello/bass to play the bass line - whilst other instruments play the melody #tweetoftheweek #baroquemusic
Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is one of his most celebrated works - Jean-Jacques Rousseau showed appreciation for this piece, praising the opening movement as "the most perfect and touching duet to come from the pen of any composer" #THB_ArundelFestival
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.