The Planets by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner. Concert Band. Concert Band; Masterworks; SmartMusic. Belwin Young Band. Form: Transcription. 20th Century; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Grade 2. Conductor Score & Parts. 240 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.30776).
Gustav Holst has long been revered as a master composer. His work transcribes wonderfully for concert band. Douglas Wagner has chosen portions of The Planets to create a through-played medley for young band. Now accessible, the arrangement contains the themes from "Venus, the Bringer of Peace," "Mars, the Bringer of War" and " Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity." The best of Holst scores especially for your young band. This title is available through SmartMusic.