The Planets

Gustav Holst’s timeless, celestial classic.

From a dramatically building orchestra and choir through mercurial moments and a cheerfully epic romp, together with quieter, more magical reveals and ethereal choir with cosmic harps, Holst’s suite contains a universe of orchestral moods.


Mars, Bringer of War
Epic, dramatically building orchestra & choir with an explosive ending. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at full tilt.  3.53


Venus, Bringer of Peace
Calm, atmospheric & tender orchestra & choir. Sparkling woodwinds & celesta with ethereal strings & brass 2.08


Mercury, Winged Messenger
Flighty, lively, mercurial orchestra with intricate woodwinds & celesta. Big orchestral crescendo.  1.58


Jupiter, Bringer Of Jollity
Cheerful, epic orchestral romp throughout. 2.29


Saturn, Bringer Of Old Age
Gently developing beautiful orchestra with rousing, tense middle section & serene resolution.  2.13


Uranus, The Magician
Dramatic symphonic opening into sprightly, magical orchestral theme with choir & rousing ending.  1.55


Neptune, The Mystic
Nebulous, stirring orchestra with magical reveal, ethereal choir & cosmic harps & bells.  1.51


I Vow to Thee, My Country
Patriotic, stirring English hymn arranged for choir & orchestra.  2.07


 

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