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 41:59 Orchestral
St. Paul's Suite, for strings, Op. 29/2, H. 118 1912 12:56 Orchestral
A Moorside Suite, for brass band, H. 173 1928 12:55 Band Music
In the Bleak Midwinter, for chorus & organ, H. 73 1904 04:07 Choral
Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo for military band (also version for orchestra), Op. 52, H. 178 1930 14:07 Band Music
Suite No. 1, for military band in E flat major, Op. 28/1, H. 105 1909 10:18 Band Music
Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172 1927 13:48 Orchestral
Suite No. 2, for military band in F major, Op. 28/2, H. 106 1911 11:39 Band Music
Brook Green Suite, for strings, H. 190 1933 06:53 Orchestral
Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100 1908 25:25 Choral
The Perfect Fool, opera & ballet, Op. 39, H. 150 1918 11:13 Opera
Ave Maria, for female chorus, Op. 9b, H. 49 1900 04:38 Choral
Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127 1915 03:30 Choral
Lullay my liking, for soprano & chorus, Op. 34/2, H. 129 1916 03:51 Choral
Sávitri, chamber opera, Op. 25, H. 96 1908 30:10 Opera
I vow to thee, my country, for chorus & orchestra, H. 148 1921 03:28 Choral
At the Boar's Head, 1-act opera, Op. 42, H. 156 1924 51:04 Opera
A Fugal Concerto, for flute, oboe & string orchestra, Op. 40/2, H. 152 1923 08:07 Concerto
The Hymn of Jesus, for 2 choruses, female semi-chorus & orchestra, Op. 37, H. 140 1917 22:03 Choral
Hymns from the Rig Veda, for voice & piano, Op. 24, H. 90 1907 24:52 Vocal Music
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