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Influential British composer of the late Romantic period with an unique musical style * life-long pedagogical practice, among others at the Royal College of Music, London * composed a large catalogue of orchestral and vocal works as well as (chamber) operas * drew inspiration from a wide range of interest, e g. Hindu literature, English vocal tradition as well as innovations by Wagner and Stravinsky * considered his best-known work the orchestral suite The Planets resulted from his preoccupation with astrology * close friendship and creative exchange with Ralph Vaughan Williams

Works by Gustav Holst published by Boosey & Hawkes include:

Japanese Suite (1915) for orchestra
A Somerset Rhapsody (1906-1907) for orchestra
Six Choruses for Male Voices (1931-1932) for chorus and orchestra
Hammersmith (1930) for orchestra or wind band

For performance together with Holst’s Planets, written for the Berlin Philharmonic’s "ad astra" project: Komarov’s Fall (2006) by Brett Dean, and Ceres (2005) by Mark-Anthony Turnage, also part of his Three Asteroids

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