Month: May 2020

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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Need some #Mondaymotivation? What could be better than some #Bach?
#Tenat10 #40years

https://soundcloud.com/user-472638289/keyboard-concerto-in-b-flat-major-op-1-no-1-w-c49-ii-minuetto/s-WQw31KvaMHA

A bit more #Schubert, can you believe he was only #21 when he wrote this?
#Symphony #Tenat10 #40years

https://soundcloud.com/user-472638289/symphony-no-6-in-c-major-d-589-iv-finale-allegro-moderato/s-UhPv9nmvssF

Instead of a trip to the #pub this #weekend, let's go with #Mendelssohn to #Scotland.
#Scottish #Tenat10 #40years

https://soundcloud.com/user-472638289/symphony-no-3-in-a-minor-op-56-scottish-adagio/s-6l7qwOJk2do

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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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