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.
Gustavus Theodore von Holst (Cheltenham, 21 de septiembre de 1874 — Londres, 25 de mayo de 1934)1 fue un compositor de música clásica inglés, con raíces familiares en Lituania, Suecia y España. Gustavus se quitó el von de su nombre durante la Primera Guerra Mundial por miedo de ser identificado como alemán. Es mayormente conocido por su obra Los Planetas.
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
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
These quilt design worksheets will make a great additional resource as your students learn about Gustav Holst's, The Planets. Students create their quilts by filling in the answers and then coloring the blocks on the quilt. There are nine variations of each of the seven planets featured in Holst's music.