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The Planets -- Gustav Holst

Ready to cavort with the gods? Hold on to your hats!  (It’s Gustav Holst’s birthday today.)


September 21 in history

455 – Emperor Avitus entered Rome with a Gallic army and consolidated his power.

1217 Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo were killed in… 599 more words


A night at the proms?

With the wonderful prom season in full flow I thought I’d join in tonight. I’ve been to a few outdoor Last Night of the Proms in my time and I’ve heard this piece by one of my favourite composers Gustav Holst, played a few times at those concerts. 166 more words

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A Musical Interlude

Here are some pieces of music I enjoy that I thought I’d post here. Music is a huge part of my life after all. If I get enough likes on this, maybe I’ll make this a regular thing. 188 more words

A Taste of British Classical Music: Gustav Holst

My previous culture post was about the modern Russian ballet dancers Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova performing Don Quixote. Read it here.

For my next post on culture, I’d like to introduce to you a British composer that I am embarrassed to say I had not encountered prior to a few days ago: … 120 more words


The Force is With Us

Shining Stars and Dead Duck Planets come into alignment for Yes! 

Long, Long, Ago

in a galaxy not very far away

an evil empire came into being… 553 more words

In My Opinion: 5 Most Beautiful Orchestral Pieces of Music

As a former musician (trumpet and French Horn, the latter of which is insanely difficult to play well), I have an ongoing affinity for orchestral music. 431 more words