Contents: Arrival at Zermatt, Swiss Clock (Romance), Nursery Slopes, Alpine Scne, Moto perpetuo: Down the Piste, Farewell to Zermatt.
The Second Suite in F was one of two suites for military band composed by Holst. It contains references to several English folk songs. This book analyzes the work and its use of folk song. The book includes music for the original songs, and the CD contains recordings of the songs. With an afterword…
Denis Wick conducts the London Wind Orchestra. Includes Holst's Suites nos. 1 and 2, and Hammersmith - Prelude and Scherzo; also Vaughn Williams' English Folk Song Suite and Toccata Marziale.
Parts (8-8-4-4-4). Includes Full Score.
Two Songs Without Words was composed for chamber orchestra, in 1906. St. Paul's Suite and Brook Green Suite were both written for string orchestra. Reprinted from various editions. With a preface in English and German.
Contents: I. Danse Rustique -- II. Valse -- III. Scene de Nuit -- IV. Carnival. With a preface in English and German. This light work was originally composed in 1899, and revised in 1912. Reprint edition.
Contents: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op.21 (excerpt) -- In The Bleak Midwinter -- Jig (1932) -- Nocturne -- St Paul's Suite - I. Jig -- The Perfect Fool, Op.39 - Dance of Spirits of Water -- The Planets, Op.32 - I. Mars -- The Planets, Op.32 - II. Venus -- The Planets, Op.32 - IV. Jupiter -- The Planets,…
…-- Interlude. Song of the Fisherman -- III. Dance under the Cherry Tree -- Finale. Dance of the Wolves. With a preface in English and German. This work was composed at the request of Japanese dancer Michio Ito. Most of the themes are Japanese tunes provided to Holst by Ito. Reprint edition.
…1. March -- 2. Song Without Words -- 3. Song of the Blacksmith -- 4. Fantasia on the Dargason. With a preface in English and German. This work was originally composed for military band. This edition also contains reprints of choral versions made by Holst of some of the folksongs used in the suite.
This disc also includes Holst's Song of the Night for Violin and Orchestra; Lyric Movement for Viola and Chamber Orchestra; and A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings. With the English Sinfonia.
Johnson plays Peter Sykes' arrangement of Holst's masterwork on the organ of St Paul's Cathedral.
3d1, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1, timp, perc, hp, str.
This edition of the third movement of Holst's suite is edited by Clinton F. Nieweg.