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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.



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….”

The Independent on Sunday

7 May 2017
7:30 pm

National Centre of the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
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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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