The planets

by Holst, Gustav, 1874-1934.

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Format: Music Score 1996
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks q M1003.H76 op. 32 1996x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  q M1003.H76 op. 32 1996x

Among the most popular and important modern British composers, Gustav Holst (1874--1934) was a true eccentric, given to odd enthusiasms and mystical musings. His spectacular symphonic suite The Planets , first performed in 1918, established his international reputation and remains a staple of the orchestral repertoire to this day.
Scored for huge orchestral forces and a wordless chorus, the work is divided into seven movements, the music of each embodying the astrological and mystical qualities of a different planet. From the ominous, relentless march of "Mars, the Bringer of War" to the robust festivities of "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity" and the weird, unearthly hush of "Neptune, the Mystic," the emotional sweep and innovative techniques of the suite have delighted and thrilled its vast audience ever since its spectacular debut. Musicians and music lovers alike will want to own this authoritative, attractively published and inexpensive full score.

Mars, the bringer of war
Venus, the bringer of peace
Mercury, the winged messenger
Jupiter, the bringer of jollity
Saturn, the bringer of old age
Uranus, the magician
Neptune, the mystic.

Additional Information
Subjects Suites (Orchestra) -- Scores.
Planets -- Songs and music.
Publisher Mineola, N.Y. :Dover,1996
Language No linguistic content
Notes Suite; for orchestra.
"This Dover edition ... is an unabridged republication of the music originally published by Goodwin & Tabb Ltd., London, 1921, in an edition limited to 200 copies. The Dover edition adds lists of contents and instrumentation"--T.p. verso.
Description 1 score (187 pages) ; 31 cm
ISBN 0486292770
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