@milessum @ForbesLEstrange @TheHanoverBand @FaberMusic I had such fun going into primary schools along the South Downs Way, teaching them all about Handel, royal music and all the kings & queens - they’ll never forget “Start with the Normans - Willy, Willy, Henry, Stee; Henry 2 was a Plantagenet, Dick, John, Henry 3” (Maccabaeus)
Looking forward to first 2022 rehearsal tonight, Bach St John Passion for 5 March concert @SloaneChurch with @TheHanoverBand. First planned for 28 March 2020 & cancelled with 10 days to go. Rescheduled March 2021 & cancelled again. Third time lucky?🙏🤞
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.