Month: March 2020

Celebrating 40 Years with Ten@10

Bite-sized classical music brought to your own home  The worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has temporarily stopped us playing concerts while we all adhere to the Lockdown within the UK. In the meantime, we are launching Ten@10 – an opportunity to enj…

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A new Beethoven Cycle begins

Beethoven In The City begins – at Stationers’ Hall, London The Hanover Band’s year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday started at Stationers’ Hall on 2 March, and comprised a school workshop and a concert.  The workshop involved student…

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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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