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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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A Song of the Night
A Song of the Night
Symphony in F major Op.8 'The Cotswolds' - first movement
Symphony in F major Op.8 'The Cotswolds' - first movement
Symphony in F major Op.8 'The Cotswolds' - first movement
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A Fugal overture (Op.40`1)
A Fugal overture (Op.40`1)
Mercury, the winged messenger from The Planets Suite arr. for two pianos
Mercury, the winged messenger from The Planets Suite arr. for two pianos
Mercury, the winged messenger from The Planets Suite arr. for two pianos
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Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7)
Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7)
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