BEETHOVEN Overture to Prometheus
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 8
MOZART Aria Vado, Ma Dove Odei
MOZART Exsultate Jubilate
A celebratory festival concert set in the atmospheric setting of St Nicholas Church, Arundel.
Erica Eloff soprano
THE HANOVER BAND
Benjamin Bayl director/harpsichord
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
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.