The Planets, op. 32 (Suite for Large Orchestra)

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The original score was for two pianos / organ,_Op.32_(Holst,_Gustav) but the work was premiered as an orchestral suite (subtitled "Suite for Large Orchestra")

See Peter's Planets for "A survey of all available CDs of Gustav Holst's The Planets, Op. 32".

Annotation last modified on 2020-01-10 09:50 UTC.


composer:Gustav Holst (composer) (from 1914 until 1916)
premiered at:Queen’s Hall in London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (on 1918-09-29)
part of:A thematic catalogue of Gustav Holst’s music (number: H. 125) (order: 90)
download score for free:imslp: The Planets, Op.32 (Holst, Gustav) [info]
Allmusic: [info]
VIAF ID:183070783 [info]
Wikidata:Q303508 [info]
later versions:The Planets Suite extension (with “Pluto” by Colin Matthews)
parts:1. The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (movement)
2. The Planets, op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (movement)
3. The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (movement)
4. The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (movement)
5. The Planets, op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (movement)
6. The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (movement)
7. The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (movement)
orchestration of:The Planets, op. 32 (for two pianos)
arrangements:The Planets Suite (for five pianos, Anderson)
The Planets, op. 32 (for brass quintet and organ)
The Planets, Transcribed for Organ by Peter Sykes


1980-12The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle8:03
2011-09-07The PlanetsliveHolst Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson?:??
Die Planetenpartial[unknown]3:18
Journey to the StarspartialStephen Thorne, Liza McLean, Mike Smith, Jamie Ripman, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Batt17:43
The PlanetspartialRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras6:58
The Planetspartial[unknown]6:51
The Planets, op. 32: IntroductionpartialStephen Thorne, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Batt6:48