Holst - The Planets | RPO RPO013CD

Holst - The Planets

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Label: RPO

Cat No: RPO013CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th July 2016

Contents

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Cambridge Singers

Conductor

Owain Arwel Hughes

Works

Holst, Gustav

A Somerset Rhapsody, op.21 no.2 H87
The Planets, op.32

Matthews, Colin

Pluto, The Renewer

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Cambridge Singers

Conductor

Owain Arwel Hughes

About

2016 marks 100 years since Holst completed his awe-inspiring space odyssey - The Planets. From menacing Mars to Jupiterís memorable, bold melody (ĎI Vow To Thee My Countryí), The Planets remains one of the foremost achievements in 20th-century music composition and a firm concert audience favourite.

Holstís extra-terrestrial score calls for a vast orchestra that includes an organ, two sets of timpani, an array of percussion with a wordless ethereal choir.

Colin Matthewsís Pluto and Holstís A Somerset Rhapsody complete the recording.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is re-issuing this superb 2004 recording, which has never been widely released, with brand new artwork to coincide with its hugely popular performances of The Planets around the UKís premier concert-halls.

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