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Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934) is recognized today as the composer of "The Planets," which remains wildly popular, but for little else except perhaps his "St. Paul Suite." However, Holst was the creator of operas, chamber, vocal, and orchestral music of many different styles, based on subjects as varied as folk songs, Tudor music, Sanskrit literature, astrology, and contemporary poetry.

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Gustav Holst: The Planets - A Listening Guide

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Smartboard lesson files by music teacher Alison Friedman. Link takes you to her website where she shares around 50 Smartboard music lesson files. Image shown is from one of her files on Gustav Holst's Planet Suite

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9865 - Framed Postage Stamp Art - The Planets Suite - Gustav Holst - United Kingdom - Space

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"Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity." - Gustav Holst

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The opening, and probably most famous, piece from Holst's Planet Suite. Played here by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. Follow the orchestra on Twitter: @LiverpoolPhil

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