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Jupiter Hymn

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Johan de Meij)


Subtitle: From 'The Planets'


General Info

Year: 1916 / 1921 / 1990
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $59.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $13.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Timpani
Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Jupiter Hymn comes from the fourth movement ,"Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity" from the orchestral suite The Planets by the English composer Gustav Holst (l874 - 1934), written between 1914 and 1917. The Planets was premiered in 1918 by Sir Adrian Boult and the Royal Philharmonic Society and remains one of the most colourful examples of our 20th-century orchestral literature.

- Program Note by publisher


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


State Ratings

  • Kansas: II
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Music


Resources

  • Holst, G.; Meij, J. (1990). Jupiter Hymn: From The Planets [score]. Amstel Corp.: Amsterdam.
  • Jupiter Hymn, Amstel Music Accessed 28 June 2016
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 297.