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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Gene Milford)

Subtitle: Three works by Gustav Holst

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle (large and small)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1906, Ralph Vaughan Williams asked his friend and colleague Gustav Holst to write these hymns. The combination of these melodies results in a richly-colored and diverse concert setting with fanfare, canon, chorale and processional. A noble and fitting Holst tribute!

- Program Note from publisher

This is a setting of three hymns originally composed by the English composer Gustav HoIst (1874-1934) at the request of his countryman and friend Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). This new concert work opens with a fanfare on Brookend that is immediately followed by a lyrical presentation of the same material. Next, a chorale version of Monk Street leads to a restatement of the opening fanfare material, The final hymn Stepney is presented as a British style processional march and concludes with another brief restatement of the opening fanfare. This inviting suite will provide many opportunities to develop expressive playing, and is very well suited to middle school players

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, Nov 2013, p. 32.

Dedicated to the Edison Middle School (Massilon, OH) Eighth Grade band, Karen Martin, Director.

- Program Note from score


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