MOZART Divertimenti K439b, Nos 2, 3 and 4
The South Stoke Series:
Colin Lawson – Principal Clarinet of the Hanover Band and Director of the Royal College of Music – curates the annual series of lunchtime concerts where Principal Players of the Hanover Band join young professionals from the RCM in the idyllic riverside setting of St Leonard’s Church, South Stoke, Arundel.
A ‘Nurturing the NEXT Generation’ event.
Principal clarinets of the Hanover Band
Colin Lawson bassett horn
Elliot Gretsy bassett horn
Margaret Archibald bassett horn
“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.