Gustav Holst

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Holst was a British composer renowned for his colorful orchestral suite The Planets, but also known for music in a variety of genres.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125 1914 Orchestral
St. Paul's Suite, for strings, Op. 29/2, H. 118 1912 Orchestral
In the Bleak Midwinter, for chorus & organ, H. 73 1904 Choral
Suite No. 1, for military band in E flat major, Op. 28/1, H. 105 1909 Band Music
Suite No. 2, for military band in F major, Op. 28/2, H. 106 1911 Band Music
Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100 1908 Choral
A Moorside Suite, for brass band, H. 173 1928 Band Music
Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo for military band (also version for orchestra), Op. 52, H. 178 1930 Band Music
Brook Green Suite, for strings, H. 190 1933 Orchestral
Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172 1927 Orchestral
The Perfect Fool, opera & ballet, Op. 39, H. 150 1918 Opera
I vow to thee, my country, for chorus & orchestra, H. 148 1921 Choral
Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127 1915 Choral
Ave Maria, for female chorus, Op. 9b, H. 49 1900 Choral
Lullay my liking, for soprano & chorus, Op. 34/2, H. 129 1916 Choral
The Planets, for 2 pianos (original version of work), Op. 32, H. 125 1914 Keyboard
This have I done for my true love, for chorus, Op. 34/1, H. 128 1916 Choral
Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 48, H. 174 1929 Vocal Music
A Fugal Concerto, for flute, oboe & string orchestra, Op. 40/2, H. 152 1923 Concerto
A Somerset Rhapsody, for orchestra, Op. 21/2, H. 87 1906 Orchestral
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