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Holst, Gustav Theodore 1874-1934 England
The Planets Suite
Planets Suite - 1 - Mars the Bringer of War. (Holst)
1 Mars the Bringer of War from the Planets
Planets Suite - 2 - Venus the Bringer of Peace. (Holst)
1 Venus the Bringer of Peace from the Planets
Planets Suite - 3 - Mercury the Winged Messemger. (Holst)
1 Mercury the Winged Messemger from the Planets
Planets Suite - 4 - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Holst)
1 Planets Suite - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity - Theme 1 - Opening
2 Theme 2, a bold statement by the horns.
3 Theme 3, again the horns dominate.
4 Theme 4, horns yet again!
5 Theme 5 "I vow to thee my country", a majestic tune introduced by the cellos.
Planets Suite - 5 - Saturn, the bringer of old age. (Holst)
1 Slow augmented chords precede this lugubrious theme on the horns.
Planets Suite - 6 - Uranus the Magician. (Holst)
1 The brass casts the magician's spell, 4 mysterious notes - G Eb A B.
Planets Suite - 7 - Neptune the Mystic. (Holst)
1 Flutes and bass flute open with this pianissimo theme.