Three Movements from The Planets (for Organ). By Gustav Holst (1874-1934). For Organ. Music Sales America. 20th Century. 48 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV010238. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14015260).
ISBN 0853609489. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) is widely regarded as one of the most original of 20th century composers, and The Planets, composed in 1914-16, established him as a really popular composer. The work, with its vivid sense of invention and use of driving rhythm, is a masterpiece of the 20th century orchestral repertoire. Arthur Wills has transcribed these three movements from The Planets for organ to make a superb set of recital pieces or voluntaries.