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CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT

Following the latest government advice regarding COVID-19, it is with great regret that many of our events through to August 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. The Hanover Band is seeking ways to keep performing as government restrictions begin to lift.

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TEN@10

Marking the 40th Anniversary of The Hanover Band (1980-2020) and charting the UK Lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic, performances by our musicians recorded in their homes and much loved samples of The Hanover Band recordings, will be released here daily at 10am. Read more…

Beethoven in Arundel 01: String Quartet Series

22 August 2020, 6:30 pm
Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP

Beethoven in Arundel 02: String Quartet Series

23 August 2020, 6:30 pm
Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP

Beethoven in Arundel 03: String Quartet Series

24 August 2020, 6:30 pm
Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP

Beethoven Septet and Schubert Octet

30 August 2020, 12:30 pm
Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP

BEETHOVEN at Glyndebourne

13 September 2020, 7:00 pm
Glyndebourne, New Rd, Lewes BN8 5UU

Beethoven in the City: 06 Pattenmakers

14 September 2020, 6:30 pm
Pattenmakers’ @ St Margaret Pattens, London, EC3M 1HS, UK

Beethoven in the City: 02 Clothworkers’ Hall – Rescheduled

28 September 2020, 6:30 pm
Clothworkers’ Hall, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AH, UK

Beethoven in the City: 07 Drapers’ Hall

12 October 2020, 6:30 pm
Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ, UK

Meet The Musicians: Margaret Archibald – clarinet

Musician gets tech-savvy to help Chichester University student complete degree. Before the Coronavirus lockdown, clarinettist Margaret Archibald had never considered playing her instruments on YouTube or giving a lesson over Skype. As an experienced mu …

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Coronavirus Announcement

Following the latest government advice about COVID-19, it is with great regret that many of our events through to August 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. The Hanover Band is seeking ways to keep performing as government restrictions begin to lift …

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While #Beethoven's position as the greatest #composer from this transitional period remains unimpeachable, in terms of stylistic development rather than Olympian originality, it is to #Weber that we must turn to find the true Father of #Romanticism.

https://soundcloud.com/user-472638289/symphony-no-1-in-c-major-op-19-iv-finale-presto/s-7biBrmp8PV5

Many can hear influences of #Mozart in #Schubert's work. Can you?
#symphony #Tenat10 #40years

https://soundcloud.com/user-472638289/symphony-no-5-in-b-flat-major-d-485-ii-andante-con-moto/s-p1TV6o1F81W

#Mozart wrote this in quick succession of his previous two symphonies, within seven weeks of each other, an outstanding achievement, rivalling even those of #Haydn who had made the symphonic genre so popular
#Jupiter #Tenat10 #40years

https://soundcloud.com/user-472638289/symphony-no-41-in-c-major-k-551-jupiter-iv-molto-allegro/s-AY9th2npOiZ

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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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