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    Gustav Holst once said that, “Failure is the most important part of an artist's training, and one you cannot afford to do without”. A composer’s life is often one of many peaks and valleys that, in the end, help to forge them into a world renowned composer whose legacy stands the test of time. The life of composer Gustav Holst is no exception to this. From an early age he had to overcome several physical and emotional hurdles. However, by the time of his death Holst had become a mainly self-taught

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    Gustav Holst Music derived from astrology is surprisingly rare. The ancient Greek philosophers, whatever their intellectual attitudes towards astrology may have been, were certainly not ignorant of astrological teachings and ideas. It was they, after all who put forward the idea of the "Music of the Spheres", the idea that these vast objects twirling around and whirling through space, must have hummed a tone as they went along their courses, much as a ball spun on a string will whistle. They

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    The Life and Music of Gustav Holst Gustav Holst, born in Cheltenham in September 1847, is still today considered to be one of the greatest music composers of all time. He was not very fond of music when he was younger, but he enjoyed the piano. He was sent to Cheltenham Grammar School and forced to take long music lessons, even though he had neuritis in his hands. His first job was an organist and Choirmaster at the Choral Society, Bourbon on the Water. Impressed at his good ear for music,

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    Holst Essay

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    Born Gustavus Theodore von Holst in Cheltenham, England on September 21, 1874, Gustav Holst was a famous popular modern composer of the early 20th century. He is best known for the First and Second Suites for Military Band, and his most famous work of all, The Planets suite, which left him as one of the most influential contemporary composers of the 20th century. Holst grew up in a family of several generations of talented, professional musicians. He grew up and learned playing the trombone, violin

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    Mozart Analysis

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    I attended the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Kiesler on January 25th. They performed Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and all pieces from The Planets suite by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). I loved the venue of the performance, it was very warm and inviting. Of all the pieces performed, I think I liked Mars, The Bringer of War and Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity the most. The titles of the pieces really helped immerse me into the music

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    This essay will attempt to describe and explain the symbology of a classical music album entitled The Planets. It was created by Gustav Holst, a British composer who was born in 1874 and died in 1934. He was the first of two children. His father, Adolph von Holst, was an accomplished pianist. The origin of Adolph’s family was Swedish. Soon afterward, the family immigrated to England. Clara, the mother, was a piano student of Adolph when they first met. Her grandmother was form Spain, she was soon

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    “You gotta play this piece like an English military band would,” said Jules during band one day while rehearsing the first movement of Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F. “1. March” begins with four notes played by the low brass which is then echoed by the upper woodwinds. The trumpets have a noble melody which broadens when the entire ensemble joins in. Next, the piece lightens up with an upper woodwind melody. Later on there is a euphonium solo, and following that is a grand theme with an extremely

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    Thomas Hardy's The Withered Arm In Thomas Hardy's "The Withered Arm" Gertrude Lodge and Rhoda Brook, although two very different people, from different classes and upbringings, are linked by their love for one man, Farmer Lodge. With the help of fate their two separate destiny's become one. In the beginning we believe that Rhoda is the one who is responsible in the role of fate but as the story progresses we see that the burden is placed more and more upon Gertrude's shoulders. Throughout

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    Review of The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy The return of the native was written by Thomas hardy in 1878, the story is based on a place called Egdon heath. When hardy wrote the novel it was the time of Charles Darwin, he had written his book ;on the origin of the species' so this was a big influence on hardy's view of god and evolution, it was also the time of the Boer war

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    Mood, Atmosphere and Place in The Return of the Native Throughout The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy is very successful in creating mood and atmosphere.  Some scenes are so descriptive that a very clear mental picture can be formed by the reader, causing a distinct sense of place.  It seems that through his words, Hardy is submerging the readers into his story letting us take part only as an onlooker.  It is at the beginning that the strongest mood, the heaviest atmosphere and the most obvious

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