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Gustav Holst

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Gustav Holst

Life

Born: 21 September 1874

Died: 25 May 1934

Biography

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List of choral works

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Anthems

  • All glory, laud and honor
  • Ave Maria
  • Eternal Father (1927)
  • Gird on thy Sword (1927)
  • Man born to toil (1927)
  • Nunc dimittis (1915)
  • O Spiritual Pilgrim (1933)
  • Two Motets Op43 (1924-25)
  1. The Evening Watch
  2. Sing me the men
  • Two Psalms (1912)
  1. Psalm 86
  2. Psalm 148
  1. Let all mortal flesh keep silence
  2. Turn back O Man
  3. A Festival Chime

Carols

  1. This Have I Done for My True Love
  2. Lullay My Liking
  3. Of one that is so fair
  4. Bring us in good ale
  1. Christmas Song: On this Day
  2. I Saw Three Ships
  3. Masters in This Hall
  • Two Carols (1916)
  1. Terly Terlow - in progress
  2. A Welcome Song
  • Wassail Song (1931)

Choral Ballet

  • The Golden Goose Op. 45 No. 1 (1926)
  • The Morning of the Year Op. 45 No. 2 (1926-27)

Hymns

  • Christ Hath a Garden
  • From Glory to Glory Advancing (1905)
  • Holy Ghost, Come Down Upon Thy Children (1905)
  • I Sought Thee Round About, O Thou My God (1925)
  • I Vow to Thee, My Country
  • In This World, the Isle of Dreams (1925)
  • O God, Beyond all Praising (not available - text still under copyright)
  • O Valiant Hearts (1925)
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers (1925)
  • Sing to the Lord

Large Works

  • A Choral Fantasia Op. 51 (1930)
  • Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
  1. First Group, Op. 26 No. 1 (1908-10)
    1. Battle Hymn
    2. To the Unknown God
    3. Funeral Hymn
  2. Second Group, Op. 26 No. 2 (1909)
    1. To Varuna
    2. To Agni
    3. Funeral Chant
  3. Third Group, Op. 26 No. 3 (1910)
    1. Hymn to the Dawn
    2. Hymn to the Waters
    3. Hymn to Vena
    4. Hymn of the Travellers
  4. Fourth Group, Op. 26 No. 4 (1912)
    1. Hymn to Agni
    2. Hymn to Soma
    3. Hymn to Manas
    4. Hymn to Indra
  • The Cloud Messenger Op. 30 (1909-10)
  • First Choral Symphony Op. 41 (1923-24)
  1. Prelude: Invocation to Pan
  2. Song and Bacchanal
  3. Ode on a Grecian Urn
  4. Scherzo: Fancy
  5. Folly's Song
  6. Finale
  • The Hymn of Jesus Op. 37 (1917)
  • King Estmere Op. 17 (1903)

Opera

  • At the Boar's Head Op. 42 (1924)
  • The Idea (1896)
  • The Perfect Fool Op. 39 (1918-22)
  • The Revoke Op. 1 (1895)
  • Savitri Op. 25 (1908)
  • Sita Op. 23 (1899-1906)
  • The Wandering Scholar Op. 50 (1929-30)
  • The Youth's Choice Op. 11 (1902)

Partsongs

  • A Dirge for Two Veterans (1914)
  • Clear and Cool Op. 5 (1897)
  • Come live with me (1933)
  • Dirge and Hymeneal (1915)
  • Diverus and Lazarus (1916)
  • Eight canons (1932)
  1. If You Love Songs
  2. Lovely Venus
  3. The Fields of Sorrow
  4. David's Lament for Jonathan
  5. O Strong of Heart
  6. Truth of All Truth
  7. Evening on the Moselle
  8. If it were the Time of Lilies
  • Five Part-Songs Op. 9A (1897-1900)
  1. Love is Enough
  2. To Sylvia
  3. Autumn
  4. Come Away, Death
  5. A Love Song
  • Five Part-Songs Op. 12 (1902-3)
  1. Dream Tryst
  2. Ye Little Birds
  3. Her Eyes The Glow-Worm Lend Thee
  4. Now is the Month of Maying
  5. Come To Me
  • Four Part-songs ed. Imogen Holst (no CPDL edition)
  1. O Lady, leave that silken thread (SSATBB)
  2. Soft and gently (SSA)
  3. The Autumn is old (SATB)
  4. Winter and the birds (SATB)
  1. Say, Who Is This?
  2. O Love, I Complain
  3. Angel Spirits of Sleep
  4. When First We Met
  5. Sorrow and Joy
  6. Love on My Heart from Heaven Fell
  7. Assemble, All Ye Maidens
  1. I sowed the seeds of love
  2. There was a tree
  3. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  4. Song of the Blacksmith
  5. I love my love
  6. Swansea Town
  • Six Choruses Op. 53 (1931-32)
  1. Intercession
  2. Good Friday
  3. Drinking Song
  4. A Love Song
  5. How Mighty are the Sabbaths
  6. Before Sleep
  • Songs from 'The Princess' Op. 20A (1905)
  1. Sweet and Low
  2. The Slendour Falls
  3. Tears, Idle Tears
  4. O Swallow, Swallow
  5. Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal
  • The Swallow leaves her nest (1913)
  • Twelve Welsh Folk Songs (1930-31)
  1. Lisa Lan
  2. Green Grass
  3. The Dove
  4. Awake, Awake
  5. The Nightingale and Linnet
  6. The Mother-In-Law
  7. The First Love
  8. O 'twas on a Monday morning
  9. My Sweetheart's Like Venus - in progress
  10. White Summer Rose
  11. The Lively Pair
  12. The Lover's Complaint
  • Two Eastern Pictures (1911)
  1. The Spring
  2. The Summer


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