Month: September 2016

The Hanover Band 2016/17 Season


Unlocking the Sounds of History This season The Hanover Band explores the rich sounds of the 1840’s with performances of Rossini’s extraordinary ‘Stabat Mater’ and ‘William Tell Overture’ in St John’s Smith Square, London and Arundel, West Sussex. Duri…

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‘Nurturing the Next Generation’ with @TheHanoverBand marking #beethoven2020 with concerts by @chiuni @chiunimusic TODAY 19 Feb & 17 Apr #MiPNoticeboard https://t.co/WUbAV57vjC

Historically informed performance: How to keep the trombones quiet? Don't let them in the room. @chiuni students trying out #sackbutts and #classicaltrombones

We will be in Arundel for a week’s festival of Beethoven with @ConsoneQuartet for BEETHOVEN IN ARUNDEL: Sat 22 - Sat 29 August 2020 - part of the 2020 @arundelfestival
Join us for our String Quartet Series and Symphony Series!
#BeethovenInArundel
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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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