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The Hanover Band | Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’ | St John Smith Square
11 April 2017
 
 

The Hanover Band in Arundel Cathedral
6 June 2013

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Just in case you want to hear something beautiful before you go to bed: https://t.co/JkfjHf9LPh

Halstead/@TheHanoverBand

Just in case you want to hear something beautiful before you go to bed: https://t.co/JkfjHf9LPh

Halstead/@TheHanoverBand

How many concertos can you record in one week? Can't wait to hear the results!

How many concertos can you record in one week? Can't wait to hear the results!

And then there were 5....finishing the day with the stunning 2nd movement of the Concerto in D Major #Bach #Harpsichord

And then there were 5....finishing the day with the stunning 2nd movement of the Concerto in D Major #Bach #Harpsichord
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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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