Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934) is recognized today as the composer of "The Planets," which remains wildly popular, but for little else except perhaps his "St. Paul Suite." However, Holst was the creator of operas, chamber, vocal, and orchestral music of many different styles, based on subjects as varied as folk songs, Tudor music, Sanskrit literature, astrology, and contemporary poetry.

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934) is recognized today as the composer of "The Planets," which remains wildly popular, but for little else except perhaps his "St. Paul Suite." However, Holst was the creator of operas, chamber, vocal, and orchestral music of many different styles, based on subjects as varied as folk songs, Tudor music, Sanskrit literature, astrology, and contemporary poetry.

Gustav Holst: The Planets - A Listening Guide

Gustav Holst: The Planets - A Listening Guide

composer.The son of an organist,he studied at the Royal College of Music.His most populat piece is the vividly orchestrated suite 'The Planets' for strings,the 'Hymn of Jesus,'I vow to thee my country' and the 'Choral Fantasia'.

Athens State Orchestra | Gustav Holst. The Planets, Op.32, design by G design studio

Athens State Orchestra | Gustav Holst. The Planets, Op.32, design by G design studio

Melody listens to Mars by Gustav Holst and imagines a space adventure.

Melody listens to Mars by Gustav Holst and imagines a space adventure.

The opening, and probably most famous, piece from Holst's Planet Suite. Played here by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. Follow the orchestra on Twitter: @LiverpoolPhil

The opening, and probably most famous, piece from Holst's Planet Suite. Played here by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. Follow the orchestra on Twitter: @LiverpoolPhil

Heirs and Rebels: Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst

Heirs and Rebels: Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst,Vaughan,Songs,Fire,Travel,3

Holst, "The Planets - Jupiter," the Bringer of Jollity. James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Holst, "The Planets - Jupiter," the Bringer of Jollity. James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Gustav Holst's The Planets: Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by the composer

Gustav Holst's The Planets: Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by the composer

"The Planets" Op. 32 by Gustav Holst. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  1. Mars, the Bringer of War;  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace;  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger;  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity;  5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age;  6. Uranus, the Magician;  7. Neptune, the Mystic.

"The Planets" Op. 32 by Gustav Holst. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician; 7. Neptune, the Mystic.

Gustav Holst Brook Green Suite for Strings - YouTube

Gustav Holst Brook Green Suite for Strings - YouTube

Gustav Holst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gustav Holst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NEPTUNE & TRITON >>>>   eff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., chose this image of a crescent Neptune and Triton captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Hall used this image in a presentation accompanied by the music of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Hall noted that when Holst wrote the music about 100 years ago, Pluto had not yet been discovered, and a scientist named Vesto M. Slipher was making measurements that laid the groundwork for the later discovery that there…

NEPTUNE & TRITON >>>> eff Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., chose this image of a crescent Neptune and Triton captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Hall used this image in a presentation accompanied by the music of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Hall noted that when Holst wrote the music about 100 years ago, Pluto had not yet been discovered, and a scientist named Vesto M. Slipher was making measurements that laid the groundwork for the later discovery that there…

9865  Framed Postage Stamp Art  The Planets by PassionGiftStampArt, $13.90

9865 - Framed Postage Stamp Art - The Planets Suite - Gustav Holst - United Kingdom - Space

9865 Framed Postage Stamp Art The Planets by PassionGiftStampArt, $13.90

"Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity." - Gustav Holst

"Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity." - Gustav Holst