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Royalty Free Music track: Holst The Planets Op 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger

Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32. III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger. Full orchestra recording, performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing.

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Track details

Track ID number: 21278
CD-collection containing this track: Music collection: Classical Favorites, Vol. 8
Genres: Holst
Moods/Emotions: Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Amazement / Wonderment / Awe -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Heroic / Patriotic / Valiant -- Floating / Ethereal / Dreamy -- Mysterious / Mystical / Secretive -- Regal / Majestic / Honorable
Suggested Production Types: Documentary / Culture / Art -- Fantasy / Fantasy World -- Sci-Fi / Space / Future -- TV Commercial - Luxury / Style
Prominent Instruments: Full orchestra
Tempo feel: Medium -- Fast
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Artist: Holst, Gustav -- Shockwave-Sound Royalty Free
Composer: Holst, Gustav
Publisher: Lynne Publishing
PRO / Non-PRO Track? Non PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
About the Artist
Holst, Gustav Holst, Gustav

Gustav Holst
September 21, 1874 – May 25, 1934

Gustav Holst’s works were characterized by their power, life, and vibrancy, although his later pieces became subdued and sparse. His writing had a profound impact on later English composers.

Holst began his explorations of music with his father, an organist and pianist. He taught Holst violin and trombone, partially in an effort to alleviate the sickly youth’s asthma.

Holst began playing organ at a local church, and began composing as young as the age of 12. He sang, and played trombone and violin in the All Saint’s Church choir and orchestra. He later enrolled in the Royal College of Music, and, upon graduating, found work at the Carl Rosa Opera Company as a coach and rehearsal pianist. He was composing during this time, and the Cotswold Symphony he wrote became a success.

He found work with a number of teaching positions, which left little time to compose. However, shortly after this period he began work on his most famous piece, The Planets, and later the notable Hymn of Jesus.

Notable works:
The Planets
Hymn of Jesus
St. Paul’s Suite

About the Artist
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