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Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934) is recognized today as the composer of "The Planets," which remains wildly popular, but for little else except perhaps his "St. Paul Suite." However, Holst was the creator of operas, chamber, vocal, and orchestral music of many different styles, based on subjects as varied as folk songs, Tudor music, Sanskrit literature, astrology, and contemporary poetry.

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"The Planets" Op. 32 by Gustav Holst. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician; 7. Neptune, the Mystic.

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Gustav Holst: The Planets - A Listening Guide

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Gustav Holst's The Planets: Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by the composer

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9865 - Framed Postage Stamp Art - The Planets Suite - Gustav Holst - United Kingdom - Space

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Athens State Orchestra | Gustav Holst. The Planets, Op.32, design by G design studio

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