Title: The Planets
Date: 1914 – 16
Movement: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity
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
Holst was a composer, arranger, and teacher best known for his orchestral suite The Planets. He composed many other works across a range of genres. The product of many influences his distinctive compositional style is an example of the rising of modern composers in the 20th century.