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Jupiter (arr. Owens)

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. William Owens)


Subtitle: From The Planets


General Info

Year: 1916 / 2006
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Remarkably similar to the original yet extremely approachable by medium-level bands, this arrangement of Jupiter captures all the fire of the original orchestral version. This piece is an excellent way to explore one of the most popular works by British composer Gustav Holst.

- Program Note from publisher


The Planets, composed for orchestra between 1914 and 1917, is a suite of seven tone poems, each describing symbolically a different planet. 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 that Holst later used for a patriotic song. Noted band composer and arranger William Owens prepared the transcription of this movement.

- Program Note from University of North Dakota University Band concert program, 12 October 2021


Media


State Ratings

  • Maryland: IV


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