HANDEL Water Music Suites Nos.1 & 2
GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso Op.5 in d
J.S.BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F BWV 1047
BOYCE Symphony No.5 in D
VIVALDI Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C RV 443
HANDEL Royal Fireworks Music Eb
About This Concert
The Hanover Band is delighted to be making its debut in China with a typical Hanoverian programme, with royal links.
THE HANOVER BAND
Paul Bosworth natural trumpet
Oonagh Lee recorder
Joel Raymond oboe
Theresa Caudle violin
Benjamin Bayl director/harpsichord
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
7 May 2017
National Centre of the Performing Arts, Beijing, China View map
Celebrating the 225th anniversary of Schubert’s birth, find out more about our 2022/23 Season and plans to perform The Schubert Symphonies in the heart of The City of London… Read more…
Nurturing The Next Generation
An integral element of the work of The Hanover Band – passing on the abundant knowledge of presenting Baroque and Classical music to practitioners of the future…Read more…
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.