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.
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'.
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 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.
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…
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