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Event : Messiah by Candlelight #Midhurst #Petworth #Chichester #Petersfield https://t.co/N3aAccLP76

Event : Messiah by Candlelight  #Midhurst #Petworth #Chichester #Petersfield https://t.co/N3aAccLP76

We are deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Andrew Lyle, the orchestra's illustrious librarian and Second Clarinet in the 1980's.

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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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