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Music of England

This article is part of a series on music by our guest author Caroline Bennett. ¬†Earlier articles include “Why Music?” and “Hallelujah… 1,070 more words


The Mars Influence

Similar to my Gladiator Artefact, I focused this artefact, again, on Gustav Holst’s piece ‘Mars’ from The Planet’s Suite.

This time around I focused the artefact on the melodic fragments from mars as well as rhythm. 185 more words

Semester 2

Zimmer vs. Holst artefact

This is the artefact I chose to create when I realised there was more to Zimmer’s music from Gladiator (2000) than first thought!

Throughout the whole soundtrack there is strong influence from Gustav Holst’s piece ‘Mars’ from The Planet’s Suite. 240 more words

Semester 2

Music studies: Venus

As a child I grew up surrounded by classical music. My dad was a Beatles and Pink Floyd nut, and while the sounds of the 1960s through to the 80s would dominate many a car trip, it was the dusty wigs of Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi that enthralled my childhood. 188 more words


Looking for Mars

Not this one.

“Susan, I need you to find this guy who works for the Department of Ecology,” my boss said to me. He sat behind his shiny ponderous desk, blue gaze serious. 239 more words

Zimmer VS. Holst

Doing some research today on a track from Gladiator called The Battle which sounds like it uses influence from Mars the Bringer of War by Gustav Holst. 235 more words

Semester 2


Hello all and welcome to the blog of the Holst Archive Project.

The Britten-Pears Foundation has been awarded a grant by the National Cataloguing Grants Programme, and over the next 11 months or so we will be getting on with the exciting (and challenging) job of cataloguing the archives of the composer and musicologist Imogen Holst – as well as the papers that Imogen collected on her father Gustav Holst. 418 more words

Cataloguing Archives