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Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (trans. McAlister; ed. Alfred Reed)


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Subtitle: From 'The Planets'


General Info

Year: 1916 / 2003
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music Publications Inc
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Jupiter – The Bringer of Jollity is introduced by a genial syncopated dance, appropriately so since a happy and festive mood is maintained throughout this movement. Holst's love of English folk song and dance is readily demonstrated here. The middle section presents a surprising contrast –- a majestic flowing melody in 3/4 meter which Holst later used for a patriotic song.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Virginia: VI


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project 20*University of Idaho (Moscow) Wind Ensemble (Mark Thiele, conductor) – 21 November 2019


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Holst, G.; McAlister, C.; Reed, A. (2003). Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity: From The Planets [score]. Masters Music Publications: Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 297