The Planets – Mercury, the Winged Messenger by Gustav Holst

Title: Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Date: 1916

A seven-movement orchestral suite by Gustav Holst, ‘The Planets, Op.32’ was written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement represents and is named after a planet of the solar system and its corresponding astrological character. From its premiere to the present day, ‘The Planets’ has been a popular and widely performed and recorded orchestral work.

Composer: Gustav Holst
Born: 21 September 1874, Cheltenham, England
Died: 25 May 1934, London, England

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