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The Hanover Band | Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’ | St John Smith Square
11 April 2017
 
 

The Hanover Band in Arundel Cathedral
6 June 2013

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Full of admiration and gratitude for such a deeply moving performance of #stjohnpassion last night with the @TheHanoverBand, @simonthetenor, @operacrumpet, @timmorganCT, @PeteDavTenor, @ehcwp & Alex Ashworth in the wonderful @StNicsArundel. Heartfelt thanks & Happy Easter to all!

In lovely Arundel for final St John Passion with @TheHanoverBand @AArthurMusician @simonthetenor @operacrumpet @PeteDavTenor @timmorganCT and Alex Ashworth. Happy Days 🙂

In lovely Arundel for final St John Passion with @TheHanoverBand @AArthurMusician @simonthetenor @operacrumpet @PeteDavTenor @timmorganCT and Alex Ashworth. Happy Days 🙂

Hot cross buns for the rehearsal break. Must be #GoodFriday perfect for some #Bach St John Passion!

Hot cross buns for the rehearsal break. Must be #GoodFriday perfect for some #Bach St John Passion!
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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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