Prince Regent's Band

The Prince Regent’s Band was formed to explore the wealth of historic chamber music for brass and wind instruments from a period roughly defined as between the French Revolution of 1789 and the end of First World War in 1918. The group takes its name from the early nineteenth-century elite wind ensemble known as ‘The Prince Regent’s Band’ (1811–1820), formerly known as ‘The Prince of Wales’ Private Band’ (circa 1795–1811) and later known as ‘The King’s (i.e. George IV’s) Household Band’ (1820–1830). This ensemble was 'composed entirely of picked skilled musicians, elected without regard for nationality from any source where good wind players were to be found' (Adam Carse ‘The Prince Regent’s Band’ Music & Letters,Vol. 27, No. 3, July 1946).

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