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Holst, Gustav Theodore    1874-1934    England

   The Planets Suite
       Planets Suite - 1 - Mars the Bringer of War. (Holst)

1    Mars the Bringer of War from the Planets

       Planets Suite - 2 - Venus the Bringer of Peace. (Holst)

1    Venus the Bringer of Peace from the Planets

       Planets Suite - 3 - Mercury the Winged Messemger. (Holst)

1    Mercury the Winged Messemger from the Planets

       Planets Suite - 4 - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Holst)

1    Planets Suite - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity - Theme 1 - Opening

2    Theme 2, a bold statement by the horns.

3    Theme 3, again the horns dominate.

4    Theme 4, horns yet again!

5    Theme 5 "I vow to thee my country", a majestic tune introduced by the cellos.

       Planets Suite - 5 - Saturn, the bringer of old age. (Holst)

1    Slow augmented chords precede this lugubrious theme on the horns.

       Planets Suite - 6 - Uranus the Magician. (Holst)

1    The brass casts the magician's spell, 4 mysterious notes - G Eb A B.

       Planets Suite - 7 - Neptune the Mystic. (Holst)

1    Flutes and bass flute open with this pianissimo theme.

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