Gustav Holst


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Holst, Gustav

(hŏlst), 1874–1934, English composer, studied at the Royal College of Music. Grieg, Richard Strauss, and Ralph Vaughan Williams influenced his early work, but most of his music is highly original. Outstanding compositions are The Planets (1918), a suite for orchestra; The Hymn of Jesus (1920), for chorus and orchestra; The Perfect Fool (1923), an opera; and Egdon Heath (1928), an orchestral piece.

Bibliography

See biography (1938) and study (2d ed. 1968) by his daughter, Imogen Holst.

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The works featured at the concert are by Gustav Holst - The Planets; David Arnold - Music from Independence Day; Malcolm Arnold - March from The Bridge on the River Kwai; John Barry - From Out of Africa: Flying Over Africa; and Suite from James Bond 007; and Dana Alfardan - The Beginning, Lustre, Jane Austen, Intertwined and Necromancer.
O Gladsome Light is a collection of sacred songs, hymns and meditations by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and his pupil Edmund Rubbra.
The crowd joined in the singing of the National Anthem and the recitation of the Lord's Prayer before joining the choir singers and brass band in singing I Vow To Thee My Country to the music of Gustav Holst.
This intimate musical performance will have a very British theme with classical pieces from Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst, mixed up with more modern music from Elton John and David Bowie.
Medievalist and musician, Rayborn surveys the lives of seven composers who were deeply influenced by folk songs and early music--Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi, and Percy Grainger.
The repertoire will feature pieces by Gustav Holst and Ottorino Respighi in addition to Schulhoff and Bruch.
There will be music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Gustav Holst, plus a David Rogers arrangement of the Molire ballet, "Les Facheux," and the video game theme to "The Legend of Zelda.
Gustav Holst is best known for his orchestral suite The Planets which was premiered in year 1918 in a private performance and later in a public performance after two years.
Song of the Blacksmith by Gustav Holst, arranged for six horns by Mort Shafer.
There is also the FA Cup Final hymn Eventide, or Abide With Me, by W H Monk, and Thaxted, or I Vow to Thee My Country, by Gustav Holst.
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) composed the suite in 1913 for the St.
Although Gustav Holst never collected English folk songs himself, he was very familiar with them through his friendship with Ralph Vaughan Williams and other collectors such as Cecil Sharp and William Gillies Whittaker.