Thursday, February 27, 2014

Music Track - Mars

Holst around 1921

This piece has inspired many other composers to delve in to the darker side of life.  But this is the 7:30 original in its full length.  Mars, the Bringer of War, from The Planets, by Gustav Holst.  In spite of his name - it was from his Scandinavian grandparents - he was English.  When I worked in South West London, I often passed by his house on the Thames at Barnes.  He wasn't in it of course as he died in 1934!  The last phrase of the music says it all.

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