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Gustav Holst

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Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed a large number of other works across a range ...

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Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed a large number of other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. The subsequent inspiration of the English folksong revival of the early 20th century, and the example of such rising modern composers as Maurice Ravel, led Holst to develop and refine an individual style.

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Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29`1); no.1; First dance
The Planets - suite (Op.32); Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
A Moorside suite for brass band, March (Allegro)
A Moorside suite for brass band, March (Allegro)
Conductor
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Ave Maria [Hail Mary]
Ave Maria [Hail Mary]
Choir
Chamber Choir AVE
Conductor
Andraz Hauptman
Hammersmith, A Prelude and Scherzo for Orchestra, Op 52
A Fugal concerto Op.40`2 for flute, oboe and string orchestra
A Fugal concerto Op.40`2 for flute, oboe and string orchestra
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The Planets - suite Op.32: Mercury, the winged messenger
The Planets - suite Op.32: Mercury, the winged messenger
Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic
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Suite de ballet (Op.10) in E flat major: Valse
Suite de ballet (Op.10) in E flat major: Valse
Performer
Richard Hickox
Royal Northern Sinfonia
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Cotswold symphony (H.47), 4th movement; Finale
Suite no. 2 in F major Op.28`2 for military band
Suite no. 2 in F major Op.28`2 for military band
Conductor
Wing Commander Eric Banks
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Home they brought her warrier dead
Home they brought her warrier dead
Performer
David Charles Abell
BBC Concert Orchestra
Proms Military Wives Choir, Gareth Malone
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In The Bleak Midwinter
In The Bleak Midwinter
Performer
Maps and Polly Scattergood
Maps and Polly Scattergood
Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
Performer
Peter Mitchell
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Old English Carols - arr. for brass ensemble
Old English Carols - arr. for brass ensemble
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The Planets - suite Op.32: Mars, the bringer of war
The Planets - suite Op.32: Mars, the bringer of war
Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic
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Cotswold symphony (H.47), 3rd movement; Scherzo
Cotswold symphony (H.47), 3rd movement; Scherzo
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