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Suite for orch. by Holst, his Op.32. Comp. 1914–16. 7 movts. based on astrological assocs.: 1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician; 7. Neptune, the Mystic (with wordless female ch.). F.p. (semi‐private) 1918; excl. Nos. 2 and 7, 1919; complete 1920, all cond. Boult. In 2000 an 8th movt., Pluto, the Renewer, was comp. by Colin Matthews, with an off‐stage female ch. F.p. Manchester 2000, Hallé Orch. and Ch., cond. Nagano.

1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician; 7. Neptune, the Mystic

Subjects: Music.


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