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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (trans. James Curnow)


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Subtitle: The Magician: From 'The Planets'


General Info

Year: 1916 / 1991
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00; (digital) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
String Bass
Piano/Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the solar system and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.

Uranus was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. His equivalent in Roman mythology was Caelus. In ancient Greek literature, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. According to Hesiod's Theogony, Uranus was conceived by Gaia alone, but other sources cite Aether as his father.

Uranus and Gaia were the parents of the first generation of Titans, and the ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Uranus survived into Classical times, and Uranus does not appear among the usual themes of Greek painted pottery.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Georgia: V
  • Maryland: V
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Terre Haute (Ind.) Community Band (Yvonne Newlin, conductor) – 15 June 2019
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Gavin Smith, conductor) – 16 November 2016
  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor) – 6 November 2016
  • Los Alamos (N.M.) Community Winds (Ted Vives, conductor) – 21 May 2016
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 28 February 2016
  • l'Orchestre à Vents Non Identifité (Montreal) – 13 December 2008


Works for Winds by this Composer


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