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Ode To Joy



It is with sadness that we approach the deadline for leaving the EU, albeit with a deal of sorts.


As a final farewell, we want to share with you the ‘Ode to Joy’, a musical symbol of unity, from our latest performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
We hope that you play it wherever you are, as we transition away from the EU.





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This extract from our unique recorded performance will be broadcast online. You can watch online here or on The Hanover Band’s YouTube channel.



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Beethoven 250: September-December 2020
Symphony Series

The Hanover Band (1980 -2020) has gone digital with an online festival of Beethoven Symphonies and iconic Chamber Music.

Brought to you by The Hanover Band & Consone Quartet in the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth.

Beethoven 250



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31 December 2020
11:45 pm

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Additional Info

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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