ROSSINI Overture to The Thieving Magpie
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 (The Great)
HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1
The Hanover Band performs this collection of seasonal delights at St Nicholas Church, as part of the 2023 Arundel Festival.
Directed by Richard Cooke, this wonderful annual seasonal event marks the climax of the Festival and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
This concert is given in celebration of the life of Mrs Judith Buckland MBE DL, founder of the Arundel Festival.
THE HANOVER BAND
Sebastian Comberti cello
Richard Cooke director
Portrait of Franz Schubert, 1827, Hungarian National Gallery
“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.