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Conrad Tao and the Planets - October 19th, 2014

This Afternoon: Shostakovich’s Festival Overture, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, and Holst’s The Planets.

Conrad Tao was on the piano, Robert Moody was on the conductor’s podium. 363 more words

Classical Music

Stravinsky Was Right, Part II: Our Common Movie-Musical Heritage, as Reflected in Star Wars

Finally, a second installment in one of the many threads I’ve started!

To remind you all, the premise of this series of threads comes from a quote by Igor Stravinsky: “Good composers borrow. 702 more words

Bump Day: Science Fiction Music

You may not know who Gustav Holst was, but if you are a science fiction movie fan you probably have heard his music or listened to movie scores inspired by his most famous orchestral suite The Planets. 66 more words

Bump Day

Call to Praise (The Cornucopia of Heaven #2)

Call to Praise

After Gustav Holst, “Psalm 148: Lord, Who Has Made Us for Thine Own”


His glory is above earth and heaven:

            and he has lifted high the horn of his people. 154 more words


The Cornucopia of Heaven - Prayer of Preparation

Prayer of Preparation

After Gustav Holst, “Psalm 86: To My Humble Supplication”

Teach my dullness, guide my blindness

(Joseph Bryan)

begin small –

a seed, 159 more words


Neptune - Gustav Holst

“Neptune” was one of the first pieces of orchestral music to have a fade-out ending, although several composers (including Joseph Haydn in the finale of his Farewell Symphony) had achieved a similar effect by different means. 63 more words


Symphonic Spoilers

This Saturday, for the first time in… I don’t know, years… my husband and I are going to the symphony.

And in preparation, I spent some time earlier this week listening to Holst’s… 680 more words