GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Ombra mai fu from Xerxes, HWV 40
Symphony in F, Op.2 No.4
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Fra tempeste funeste a quest’alma from Rodelinda,HWV 19
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Concerto a due cori No.1 in B flat, HWV 332
Sinfonia for strings in B minor, RV 168
J.S. BACH Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust from Cantata BWV 170
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046
About This Concert
Arundel Festival Gala Concert
The Hanover Band, one of Britain’s finest period instrument orchestras, returns to St Nicholas’ Church, Arundel with a particularly special selection of orchestral baroque works – the grand finale to our series of concerts at the close of the 2022 Arundel Festival.
THE HANOVER BAND
Hugh Cutting Countertenor
Laurence Cummings Director
27 August 2022
St Nicholas' Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK View map
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Nurturing The Next Generation
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Video / Reviews
“All the colours…registered vividly on the period instruments, and Bayl steered this familiar music with fresh imagination.”
“The Hanover Band’s gutsy playing stripped decades of varnish from the score with sound that was full-blooded…”
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.