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September 21 ~ Today in Music History

• 1737 ~ Francis Hopkinson, American statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence, first native-born American composer and writer

1874 ~ Gustav (Theodore) Holst, British composer and conductor… 31 more words


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… 597 more words


The Planets - Day 19

The Planets, (Opus 32)
Composed by Gustav Holst
Style: Classical, Orchestral,
Achievement: Sonic awesomeness

It sounds like a long lost Star Wars album, but way before John Williams and Danny Elfman started scoring for movie soundtracks, a composer and educator by the name of Gustav Holst put together an amazing gem of classical orchestrations that everyone should hear at least once in their life. 271 more words

Music Appreciation

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

Gustav Holst, on composing

“Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.”


Under the Surface at the Proms - John Foulds' Three Mantras

Prom 38, 13 August 2015 – London Symphony Chorus Womens’ Voices, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Juanjo Mena at the Royal Albert Hall

John Foulds Three Mantras… 431 more words

BBC Proms

Holst in The right stuff

Composer: Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)

WorkThe Planets Op. 32 (orchestral suite): 4. Jupiter, The bringer of jollity (1914-16)

Country: England… 39 more words

Classical Flavours

Wesley Willis Pisses the Bed Above Mine

My feature in the exhibit at Dogstar Books is over, but both “City Hare 6- Ayo 4 Yayo” and “The Planet 5- Midnight MKULTRA” are still available for sale: 12 more words