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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Tonight's the night!
The first #performance in our #watchonline chamber series. #Beethoven's Septet. #Workingfromhome again? #Escape and have a night out at the @arundelfestival with us and the @ConsoneQuartet

#Beethoven250 #Beethovenundercovid

Just 24 hours until our first #WatchOnline #Concert! Set your #reminder now:

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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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