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.

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

"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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Gustav Holst's The Planets: Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by the composer

Gustav Holst's The Planets: Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by the composer

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"The Planets" Op. 32 by Gustav Holst. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  1. Mars, the Bringer of War;  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace;  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger;  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity;  5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age;  6. Uranus, the Magician;  7. Neptune, the Mystic.

"The Planets" Op. 32 by Gustav Holst. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician; 7. Neptune, the Mystic.

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Gustav Holst: The Planets - A Listening Guide
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Gustav Holst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gustav Holst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Gustav Holst- The Planets, Full Suite - Published on Apr 27, 2014 0:00 Mars 7:27 Venus 14:52 Mercury

Gustav Holst- The Planets, Full Suite - Published on Apr 27, 2014 0:00 Mars 7:27 Venus 14:52 Mercury

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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

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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Athens State Orchestra | Gustav Holst. The Planets, Op.32, design by G design studio

Athens State Orchestra | Gustav Holst. The Planets, Op.32, design by G design studio

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