Gustav Holst
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1874-09-21
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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 Holst, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Susanna Mälkki
The Planets
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The Planets The Planets The Planets The Planets
Gustav Holst, Sir Andrew Davis, Susan Gritton & BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Mystic trumpeter Op.18 for soprano and orchestra
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The Mystic trumpeter Op.18 for soprano and orchestra The Mystic trumpeter Op.18 for soprano and orchestra The Mystic trumpeter Op.18 for soprano and orchestra The Mystic trumpeter Op.18 for soprano and orchestra
Gustav Holst, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
A Fugal Overture, Op.40 No.1
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A Fugal Overture, Op.40 No.1 A Fugal Overture, Op.40 No.1 A Fugal Overture, Op.40 No.1 A Fugal Overture, Op.40 No.1
Gustav Holst, Sir Malcolm Sargent & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jupiter from the Planets
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Jupiter from the Planets Jupiter from the Planets Jupiter from the Planets Jupiter from the Planets
Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, Gustav Holst, Osian Ellis & Sir David Willcocks
Choral hymns from the Rig Veda - group 3 Op.26`3
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Choral hymns from the Rig Veda - group 3 Op.26`3 Choral hymns from the Rig Veda - group 3 Op.26`3 Choral hymns from the Rig Veda - group 3 Op.26`3 Choral hymns from the Rig Veda - group 3 Op.26`3
Gustav Holst, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Sondergard
The Planets - Mars
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The Planets - Mars The Planets - Mars The Planets - Mars The Planets - Mars
Gustav Holst, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Chamber Choir & Sir Andrew Davis
Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29`1); no.3; In the street of the Ouled Nails...
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Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29`1); no.3; In the street of the Ouled Nails... Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29`1); no.3; In the street of the Ouled Nails... Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29`1); no.3; In the street of the Ouled Nails... Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29`1); no.3; In the street of the Ouled Nails...
Gustav Holst, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
The Planets: Jupiter
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The Planets: Jupiter The Planets: Jupiter The Planets: Jupiter The Planets: Jupiter
Gustav Holst, Richard Hickox & London Symphony Orchestra
A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 No. 2
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A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 No. 2 A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 No. 2 A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 No. 2 A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 No. 2
Gustav Holst, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis
Egdon Heath
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Egdon Heath Egdon Heath Egdon Heath Egdon Heath
Gustav Holst, Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra & London Philharmonic Choir
The Planets - suite Op.32
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The Planets - suite Op.32 The Planets - suite Op.32 The Planets - suite Op.32 The Planets - suite Op.32
Timothy Reynish, Gustav Holst & Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
March from Suite for military band no.2
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March from Suite for military band no.2 March from Suite for military band no.2 March from Suite for military band no.2 March from Suite for military band no.2
Chamber Choir AVE, Andraz Hauptman & Gustav Holst
Ave Maria [Hail Mary]
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Ave Maria [Hail Mary] Ave Maria [Hail Mary] Ave Maria [Hail Mary] Ave Maria [Hail Mary]
Ulster Orchestra, Gustav Holst & JoAnn Falletta
Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7)
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Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7) Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7) Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7) Walt Whitman - overture (Op.7)
Gustav Holst, Jonathan Rees & Scottish Ensemble
St Paul's suite (Op.29`2), Finale (The dargason) (Allegro)
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St Paul's suite (Op.29`2), Finale (The dargason) (Allegro) St Paul's suite (Op.29`2), Finale (The dargason) (Allegro) St Paul's suite (Op.29`2), Finale (The dargason) (Allegro) St Paul's suite (Op.29`2), Finale (The dargason) (Allegro)
Gustav Holst, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & James Levine
The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mercury, the winged messenger
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The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mercury, the winged messenger The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mercury, the winged messenger The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mercury, the winged messenger The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mercury, the winged messenger
Gustav Holst & Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Norman Del Mar
A Somerset Rhapsody
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A Somerset Rhapsody A Somerset Rhapsody A Somerset Rhapsody A Somerset Rhapsody
Cecil Aronowitz, Gustav Holst, English Chamber Orchestra & Imogen Holst
Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra
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Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra
Gustav Holst, Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir & Paul Spicer
Sing Me the Men Op 43 No 2
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Sing Me the Men Op 43 No 2 Sing Me the Men Op 43 No 2 Sing Me the Men Op 43 No 2 Sing Me the Men Op 43 No 2
Wells Cathedral Choir & Gustav Holst
Nunc Dimittis: Holst
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Nunc Dimittis: Holst Nunc Dimittis: Holst Nunc Dimittis: Holst Nunc Dimittis: Holst
Gustav Holst, Stephen Layton & Holst Singers
Songs from The Princess, Op. 20a
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Songs from The Princess, Op. 20a Songs from The Princess, Op. 20a Songs from The Princess, Op. 20a Songs from The Princess, Op. 20a
Harry Traksmann, Gustav Holst & Chris Watson
4 Songs Op.35 for voice and violin
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4 Songs Op.35 for voice and violin 4 Songs Op.35 for voice and violin 4 Songs Op.35 for voice and violin 4 Songs Op.35 for voice and violin
Gustav Holst & The Vincent Quintet
Wind Quintet in Ab
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Wind Quintet in Ab Wind Quintet in Ab Wind Quintet in Ab Wind Quintet in Ab
Black Dyke Band, Gustav Holst, Roberts, Stephen & James Watson
The Planets - suite arr. Roberts for brass band, Jupiter, the bringer of jollity
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The Planets - suite arr. Roberts for brass band, Jupiter, the bringer of jollity The Planets - suite arr. Roberts for brass band, Jupiter, the bringer of jollity The Planets - suite arr. Roberts for brass band, Jupiter, the bringer of jollity The Planets - suite arr. Roberts for brass band, Jupiter, the bringer of jollity
Gustav Holst, The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra & Sascha Goetzel
Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29 No.1)
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Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29 No.1) Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29 No.1) Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29 No.1) Beni Mora - oriental suite (Op.29 No.1)
Gustav Holst, Sir Mark Elder, Hallé Youth Choir, Hallé Choir & Hallé Orchestra
The Hymn Of Jesus Op.37
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The Hymn Of Jesus Op.37 The Hymn Of Jesus Op.37 The Hymn Of Jesus Op.37 The Hymn Of Jesus Op.37
Gustav Holst, Matthew Long & Ian Tindale
The Thought, Op.45 no.5 from Humbert Wolfe Songs
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The Thought, Op.45 no.5 from Humbert Wolfe Songs The Thought, Op.45 no.5 from Humbert Wolfe Songs The Thought, Op.45 no.5 from Humbert Wolfe Songs The Thought, Op.45 no.5 from Humbert Wolfe Songs
Gustav Holst, Howard Dunn & Dallas Wind Symphony
Hammersmith
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Hammersmith Hammersmith Hammersmith Hammersmith
Gustav Holst, Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra & London Philharmonic Choir
The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger
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The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger The Planets - suite (Op.32); Mercury, The Winged Messenger
Johann Sebastian Bach, BBC Philharmonic, Leonard Slatkin & Gustav Holst
Fugue (BWV.577) in G major orch. Holst [orig. for organ]
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Fugue (BWV.577) in G major orch. Holst [orig. for organ] Fugue (BWV.577) in G major orch. Holst [orig. for organ] Fugue (BWV.577) in G major orch. Holst [orig. for organ] Fugue (BWV.577) in G major orch. Holst [orig. for organ]
Gustav Holst, Владимир Михайлович Юровский, London Philharmonic Orchestra & London Philharmonic Choir
The Planets - suite (Op.32); Venus, The Bringer Of Peace
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The Planets - suite (Op.32); Venus, The Bringer Of Peace The Planets - suite (Op.32); Venus, The Bringer Of Peace The Planets - suite (Op.32); Venus, The Bringer Of Peace The Planets - suite (Op.32); Venus, The Bringer Of Peace
Yong-Yun Kim, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra & Gustav Holst
St Paul’s Suite Op 29’2
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St Paul’s Suite Op 29’2 St Paul’s Suite Op 29’2 St Paul’s Suite Op 29’2 St Paul’s Suite Op 29’2
Gustav Holst, Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra & Timothy Reynish
Marching Song (from Two Songs without words, op 22)
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Marching Song (from Two Songs without words, op 22) Marching Song (from Two Songs without words, op 22) Marching Song (from Two Songs without words, op 22) Marching Song (from Two Songs without words, op 22)
Gustav Holst, Münchner Symphoniker & Douglas Bostock
Perfect Fool Ballet Music, Dance of the Spirits of Fire
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Perfect Fool Ballet Music, Dance of the Spirits of Fire Perfect Fool Ballet Music, Dance of the Spirits of Fire Perfect Fool Ballet Music, Dance of the Spirits of Fire Perfect Fool Ballet Music, Dance of the Spirits of Fire
Gustav Holst, Timothy Reynish & Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 No.1
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First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 No.1 First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 No.1 First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 No.1 First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 No.1
Gustav Holst, Elgar Howarth & Grimethorpe Colliery Band
A Moorside suite for brass band; March (Allegro)
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A Moorside suite for brass band; March (Allegro) A Moorside suite for brass band; March (Allegro) A Moorside suite for brass band; March (Allegro) A Moorside suite for brass band; March (Allegro)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle & Gustav Holst
Jupiter from The Planets (excerpt)
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Jupiter from The Planets (excerpt) Jupiter from The Planets (excerpt) Jupiter from The Planets (excerpt) Jupiter from The Planets (excerpt)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Holst, Edward Gardner, The BBC Symphony Chorus
The Planets
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The Planets The Planets The Planets The Planets
Walsh, Guitar Trek & Gustav Holst
St Paul's Suite [arr. for guitar quartet]
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St Paul's Suite [arr. for guitar quartet] St Paul's Suite [arr. for guitar quartet] St Paul's Suite [arr. for guitar quartet] St Paul's Suite [arr. for guitar quartet]
Gustav Holst, Finzi Singers, Rachel Wheatley & Paul Spicer
This have I done for my true love , The Dream-city and Betelgeuse
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This have I done for my true love , The Dream-city  and Betelgeuse This have I done for my true love , The Dream-city  and Betelgeuse This have I done for my true love , The Dream-city  and Betelgeuse This have I done for my true love , The Dream-city  and Betelgeuse
Gustav Holst, Timothy Pooley, Sir Mark Elder & Hallé Orchestra
Lyric movement for viola and orchestra
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Lyric movement for viola and orchestra Lyric movement for viola and orchestra Lyric movement for viola and orchestra Lyric movement for viola and orchestra
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Biography

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.

There were professional musicians in the previous three generations of Holst's family, and it was clear from his early years that he would follow the same calling. He hoped to become a pianist, but was prevented by neuritis in his right arm. Despite his father's reservations, he pursued a career as a composer, studying at the Royal College of Music under Charles Villiers Stanford. Unable to support himself by his compositions, he played the trombone professionally and later became a teacher—a great one, according to his colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams. Among other teaching activities he built up a strong tradition of performance at Morley College, where he served as musical director from 1907 until 1924, and pioneered music education for women at St Paul's Girls' School, where he taught from 1905 until his death in 1934, raising standards and so laying the foundation for several professional musicians. He was the founder of a series of Whitsun music festivals, which ran from 1916 for the remainder of his life. Holst's works were played frequently in the early years of the 20th century, but it was not until the international success of The Planets in the years immediately after the First World War that he became a well-known figure. A shy man, he did not welcome this fame, and preferred to be left in peace to compose...

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