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About Gustav Holst

Born into a family of composers, Gustav Holst wanted to follow in their footsteps. His career included playing in orchestras and serving as head of music at St. Paul's Girls' School for almost thirty years while also composing.

He liked music by earlier English composers, folk music and poetry, especially poetry from ancient India. The success of The Planets thrust him into the spotlight and enabled him to focus more of his time on what he loved, composing.

Music heard in this episode:

Matthias (Matthew) Holst: Village Rondo
Gustav Holst: Jig
Gustav Holst: Duo Concertante for Trombone and Organ
Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda: Hymn to the Waters
Gustav Holst: A Dirge for Two Veterans
Gustav Holst: In The Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst: Band Suite #2: March
Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite: Greensleeves
Imogen Holst: String Quntet: Scherzo
Gustav Holst: Cotswolds Symphony
Gustav Holst: Beni Mora: Dance #2
Gustav Holst: The Planets: Mars

More shows about Gustav Holst

The Planets
Music for Students
English Composers Who Loved Folk Songs

Learn more about Gustav Holst

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This Week's Quiz!

Due to a medical condition, Holst had to stop playing piano. What instrument did he learn instead?

 Drums

 Violin

 Trombone

 Clarinet

Gustav Holst and friend Ralph Vaughn Williams both loved:

 Folk Songs

 French Composers

 Opera

 Movies

Holst studied what language at the Royal College of Music?

 Russian

 Sanskrit

 French

 Italian

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Gustav Holst:

About Gustav Holst

Born into a family of composers, Gustav Holst wanted to follow in their footsteps. His career included playing in orchestras and serving as head of music at St. Paul's Girls' School for almost thirty years while also composing.

He liked music by earlier English composers, folk music and poetry, especially poetry from ancient India. The success of The Planets thrust him into the spotlight and enabled him to focus more of his time on what he loved, composing.

Music heard in this episode:

Matthias (Matthew) Holst: Village Rondo
Gustav Holst: Jig
Gustav Holst: Duo Concertante for Trombone and Organ
Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda: Hymn to the Waters
Gustav Holst: A Dirge for Two Veterans
Gustav Holst: In The Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst: Band Suite #2: March
Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite: Greensleeves
Imogen Holst: String Quntet: Scherzo
Gustav Holst: Cotswolds Symphony
Gustav Holst: Beni Mora: Dance #2
Gustav Holst: The Planets: Mars

More shows about Gustav Holst

The Planets
Music for Students
English Composers Who Loved Folk Songs

Learn more about Gustav Holst

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

Due to a medical condition, Holst had to stop playing piano. What instrument did he learn instead?

 Drums

 Violin

 Trombone

 Clarinet

Gustav Holst and friend Ralph Vaughn Williams both loved:

 Folk Songs

 French Composers

 Opera

 Movies

Holst studied what language at the Royal College of Music?

 Russian

 Sanskrit

 French

 Italian

 

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