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The Borrowers - Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Joybringer

What tune does it use?

Jupiter from Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets, written between 1914 and 1916.

Jupiter must be one of the most plundered bits of Holst’s set of planets for orchestra. 178 more words

Gustav Holst

Holst St Paul's Suite

I had never heard this until Classic FM played it this morning. Wonderful!

Inspirational Music

A Companion Unobtrusive...and he brings playlists...

There are thousands of articles about writing and music. Here’s another one. I don’t think writing to music makes me any better at it. Often enough I write in silence, but sometimes the right music can enhance the experience. 1,133 more words

Shadow's Talent

Orchestra of the Exiles delivers powerful Holst

For its concluding concert of the 2014 season, the Israeli Philharmonic´s highlights English composer Gustav Holst´s imaginative music from the Universe. In 1866 a german musical scholar wrote “the English are the only civilised nation without music”.   640 more words

Tel Aviv

Happy Non-Denominational, Non-Materialistic Winter (or, if you happen to be in the Southern Hemisphere, Summer) Solstice Celebration

Greetings to all readers at this festive time.

Amidst all the excess and rampant consumerism, let us take time to reflect on the true origins and significance of this celebration. 525 more words


38. Caroling Carolan

It’s Carolan’s first Christmas and so the perfect time to regale you with a carol, in this case Gustav Holst’s beautiful tune for ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’. 1,369 more words

Painting the Annunciation

A couple of days ago I included this painting in my post “Infinitely Intimate,” a homily on the Annunciation.  I chose it for a couple of reasons. 233 more words