Today @ScalaRadio are featuring the new @SignumRecords disc on @WhichPennySmith's show for New Release Friday and as their Album of the Weekend! It's a recording of Bach's harpsichord concertos by @TheHanoverBand and @AArthurMusician🎼
Two of our star players Theresa Caudle and Kelly McCusker will be on @BBCInTune just after 5pm today. Tune in to hear some violin duets and a track from our new album! What a great way to start the #weekend! http://lnk.to/HanoverBandBach
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.