Articles

 

For the interest of the reader, we are collecting a selection of articles to provide further insight into the life and works of Gustav Holst.

Newsletter October 2019

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Newsletter August 2019

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Newsletter June 2019

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Newsletter April 2019

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Newsletter November 2018

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Newsletter September 2018

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Newsletter July 2018

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Gustav Holst and the Dance

This was a lecture given by Society member, Michael Green.
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Gustav Holst – The Final Years

This was a lecture given by Chris Cope at the English Music Festival on 26 May 2019.
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Gustav Holst – The Impact of the First World War

This was a lecture given by Chris Cope at the English Music Festival on 28 May 2018.
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Gustav Holst – The Mystic Trumpeter – The Road to Absolute Greatness

This was a lecture given by Chris Cope at the English Music Festival on 26 May 2017, when the Holst Society was launched.
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The Holst Family contribution to Cheltenham music making in the 19th century

A fascinating insight by the late Graham Lockwood into the musical life of Gustav Holst and his ancestors, beginning with his great-grandfather Matthias' move to London.
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The Cloud Messenger

A paper by Raymond Head (one of our Vice Presidents) discussing Gustav Holst's choral work The Cloud Messenger.
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The Statesman-Poet Commemorated

A short article by Alan Gibbs (one of our Vice Presidents) on Sir Cecil Spring Rice who wrote the words I Vow to Thee My Country, to which Holst set the tune Jupiter (The Planets)
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Further reading

Gibbs, A (2000) Holst Among Friends London: Thames Publishing

Holst, I (1938) Gustav Holst Oxford: University Press

Holst, I (1968) The Music of Gustav Holst Oxford: University Press

Holst, I (1974) A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst’s Music Oxford: University Press

Short, M (1990) Gustav Holst: The Man and his Music Oxford: University Press