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    The Planets - Gustav Holst - Matt Kingston

    A radical reworking of Holst's epic, containing all the best bits and most memorable tunes. Suitable for 2nd section bands and higher. Duration 13 mins

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    The Planets (War and Peace) - Gustav Holst

    This series is for Brass Bands with a reduced number of playersThis series is without Repiano, 2nd Horn in Eb and 2nd TromboneParts included for:1 Eb Soprano Cornet5 Solo Bb Cornet3 2nd Bb Cornet2 3rd Bb Cornet1 Bb Flugel Horn1 Solo Eb Horn2 1st Eb Horn1 1st Bb Baritone2 2nd Bb Baritone (2nd Bb Trombone)1 1st Bb Trombone1 Bass Trombone2 Bb Euphonium2 Eb Bass2 Bb Bass1 Timpani2 Percussion/Drum SetOptional parts also included for:1 1st Trombone BC1 2nd Trombone BC1 Bass Trombone TC

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    I VOW TO THEE MY COUNTRY (Brass Band Set) - Holst - Ray Steadman-Allen

    This noble tune was originally part of the 'Jupiter' movement of 'The Planets' suite and now also appears as a hymn tune called 'Thaxted'.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    I Vow To Thee My Country - Holst

    This noble tune was originally part of the 'Jupiter' movement of 'The Planets' suite and now also appears as a hymn tune called 'Thaxted'.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    Jupiter's Theme - Gustav Holst - Steve Cortland

    Based on the theme from Jupiter, taken from The Planets, Opus 32

    Estimated delivery 7-10 days

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    Mars, The Bringer of War - Phillip Littlemore

    Holst first became interested in astrology around 1912/13 and so began the gestation for a series of pieces that would utlimately become the suite The Planets . The suite itself was written between 1914 and 1916 and with the exception of Mercury , which was written last, Holst wrote the music in the sequence we now know them, and thus did not present the inner planets of Mercury, Venus and Mars in their planetary order. So, in 1914, came the insistent rhythmic tread of Mars, The Bringer of War . It is widely known that the sketches were completed prior to the outbreak of the First World War, so the music is less a reaction the the declaration of war itself, but more an impending sense of inevitability of a war to unfold. Even though Holst would not have known whether war would be declared as he wrote the music, it is almost certain that the news at the time would have had some influence on the music itself. Its insistent 5/4 rhythm, coupled with the winding melody line, the juxtaposition of keys such as D flat and C major all point to a sense of forboding. Item Code: TPBB-050 Duration: 7'20"

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    Brass Monkey's Classical - Gavin Somerset

    This release from the 'Brass Monkeys' series introduces your training band to some of the best-loved classical music around. Each piece contains a different challenge and something new to learn. With an opening from Clarke, marches from Tchaikovsky & Elgar, a lullaby from Brahms and memorable music from Dvorak & Holst, this is the perfect way for your learners to start playing some of the world's most famous melodies. The music in this publication is also a great way for your training band to join in on concerts with the senior band. This final item, 'Jupiter' from Holst's 'The Planets' has as well as the main melody, an optional, slightly more difficult section so the players have something to work towards even after conquering the main bulk of the work. Music included is???TRUMPET VOLUNTARY (Prince Of Denmark's March)MARCH SLAVEGOOD EVENING, GOOD NIGHT (Brahms' Lullaby)LARGO (From The 'New World Symphony')POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE No.1 (Land Of Hope & Glory)JUPITER (From 'The Planets')

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    I Vow To Thee, My Country

    Gustav Holst wrote his suite The Planets during the early years of the first world war. The expansive movement, Jupiter , contained a tune that Holst later used to set the poem by Cecil Spring-Rice, I Vow To Thee, My Country . Originally set for unison voices with orchestra, Holst adapted it as a hymn tune and called it Thaxted , named after the village where he lived for many years. The American composer, Geoff Knorr, incorporated Holst’s music into his score for the strategy-based video game Civilisation V, where it is used to depict the England of Elizabeth I. It is from this music that this transcription is made. Although originally written in 1908 and entitled Urbs Dei, Spring-Rice revisited the text of his poem in January 1918 and significantly altered both the first and second verses to reflect his feelings about the war, and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. He also renamed the poem with the title we know today. Because of its sentiment, it has now become a staple of Remembrance services. A soundclip of this piece can be found here ? Item Code: TPBB-041 Duration: 5'40" ?