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The Planets (Opus 32)

By Gustav Holst

Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Full Orchestra (Miniature Score); Larger Works; Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble. Dover Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork; Romantic. Score. Dover Publications #06-414027. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-414027).

Item Number: AP.6-414027

ISBN 9780486414027. English.

From the ominous, relentless march of Mars, Bringer of War to the ethereal high-string sonorities of Venus, the Bringer of Peace, this spectacular symphonic suite established Gustav Holst's international reputation as one of the most popular and important modern British composers. First performed in 1918, it remains a staple of the orchestral repertoire. [6 1/8 x 8 1/2, 192 pp.].

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  • 5

    Jeff Henderson
    New Boston, NH
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  • March 13, 2015 Great Study Score

    “The Planets” is probably Gustav Holst’s most famous piece of music. From the war-like sounds of “Mars” to the beautiful themes of “Venus” to the mischievous sounds of “Mercury”, this masterpiece is a great resource for students and educators alike. I fully recommend this and other Dover Miniature...

    Scores to all who appreciate great music from the pens of the masters.

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