List of compositions by Gustav Holst

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Below is a sortable list of compositions by Gustav Holst. The works are categorized by genre, H. catalogue number (A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst's Music by Imogen Holst, London, Faber Music Ltd., 1974), opus number, date of composition and title.

Genre H. Opus Date Title Scoring Notes
Opera 007 001 1895 RevokeThe Revoke Opera in 1 act; libretto by Fritz Hart
Opera 021 1896 IdeaThe Idea Children's Operetta
Opera 060 011 1902 Youth's ChoiceThe Youth's Choice Musical Idyll in 1 act; libretto by the composer
Opera 089 023 1899–1906 Sita Opera in 3 acts based on the story of Rama and Sita from the Ramayana
Opera 096 025 1908 Sāvitri Chamber Opera in 1 act; libretto by the composer based on the episode of Savitri and Satyavan from the Mahābhārata
Opera 150 039 1918–1922 Perfect FoolThe Perfect Fool Comic Opera in 1 act; libretto by the composer; revised as a ballet 1922
Opera 156 042 1924 At the Boar's Head Opera in 1 act; libretto by the composer based on William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2
Opera 176 050 1929–1930 Wandering ScholarThe Wandering Scholar Chamber Opera in 1 act; libretto by Clifford Bax founded on an incident in Helen Waddell's The Wandering Scholars.
Ballet 149 1921 LureThe Lure, or The Moth and the Flame
Ballet 150 039 1918–1922 Perfect FoolThe Perfect Fool 1922 revision of the opera; libretto by the composer
Ballet 163 045/1 1926 Golden GooseThe Golden Goose Choral Ballet; for chorus and orchestra; founded on the tale of the Brothers Grimm, adapted by Jane M. Joseph
Ballet 164 045/2 1926–1927 Morning of the YearThe Morning of the Year Choral Ballet; for chorus and orchestra; words by Steuart Wilson
Incidental music 1905 Stratford Revels
Incidental music 094 1905 Nabou, or Kings in Babylon
Incidental music 0101 027a 1909 Vision of Dame ChristianThe Vision of Dame Christian
  1. Prelude
  2. First Chorus: "Knowest thou not the warning"
  3. Hymn: "Oh let us render thanks to God above"
  4. Choral Dance: "How shall we tell of him"
  5. Finale
Masque; music for the play by Frances Ralph Gray
Incidental music 102 027b 1909 Stepney Children's Pageant for orchestra
Incidental music 102a 027b 1909 Song of LondonA Song of London for unison chorus and piano from the incidental music for Stepney Children's Pageant; words by G. K. Menzies
Incidental music 114 1910 Praise of King OlafThe Praise of King Olaf
  1. Trumpet Calls
  2. First Battle Music
  3. The Raven Song
  4. Biarkamal
  5. Second Battle Music
  6. The Praise of King Olaf
for chorus and military band Part 1 Scene 4 of The Pageant of London[1]
Incidental music 122 1914 Philip the King[2] Incidental Music to the play by John Masefield
Incidental music 143 1918 Sneezing CharmThe Sneezing Charm
  1. Prelude
  2. Song
  3. Ballet
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Incidental music 146 1920 Choruses from the Alcestis of Euripides 77 Choruses from the Alcestis of Euripides
  1. O Paian Wise!
  2. Daughter of Pelias, Fare Thee Well
  3. Oh, a House That Loves the Stranger
  4. Ah Me! Farewell
  5. Advance, Advance
  6. I Have Sojourned in the Muses' Land
  7. There Be Many Shapes of Mystery
for unison voices, flutes 33 flutes and harp for the play by Euripides in translation by Gilbert Murray
Incidental music 1921 St. Martin's Pageant
Incidental music 170 1927 Coming of ChristThe Coming of Christ
  1. First Song of the Host of Heaven
  2. Song of the Four Angels
  3. Second Song of the Host of Heaven
  4. First Song of the Kings
  5. Second Song of the Kings
  6. The Antiphonal
  7. The Song of the Coming of Christ
for soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, mixed chorus, trumpet, piano, organ and string orchestra ad libitum Incidental music for a Mystery Play
Incidental music 180 1930 Passing of the EssenesThe Passing of the Essenes: 2 Chants
  1. In the Lord Put I My Trust
  2. All the Powers of the Lord
for unison male chorus for the play by George Moore
Incidental music 1933–1934 Song of SolomonThe Song of Solomon
Film score 184 1931 BellsThe Bells directed by Harcourt Templeman
Orchestral 1891 Intermezzo for orchestra
Orchestral 031 1897 Winter IdyllA Winter Idyll for orchestra
Orchestral 041 1898 Suite in G minor for string orchestra
Orchestral 042 007 1899 Walt Whitman for orchestra Overture
Orchestral 043 010 1899, 1912 Suite de ballet in E major
  1. Danse rustique
  2. Valse
  3. Scène de nuit
  4. Carnival
for orchestra revised 1912; originally Op. 8
Orchestral 047 008 1899–1900 Symphony in F major "The Cotswolds"
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Elegy (In Memoriam William Morris)
  3. Scherzo
  4. Finale
for orchestra originally Op. 10
Orchestral 054 1903? Greeting for orchestra original version for violin and piano
Orchestral 066 013 1903 Indra for orchestra Symphonic Poem
Orchestral 086 021/1 1906, 1907 Songs of the West for orchestra revised 1907
Orchestral 087 021/2 1906, 1907 Somerset RhapsodyA Somerset Rhapsody for orchestra revised 1907
Orchestral 088 022 1906 Songs without Words 22 Songs without Words
  1. Country Song
  2. Marching Song
for chamber orchestra No. 2 also for small military band
Orchestral 107 029/1 1909–1910 Beni Mora: Oriental Suite
  1. First Dance
  2. Second Dance
  3. Finale: In the Street of Ouled Naïls
for orchestra
Orchestral 1910 Morris Dance Tunes
Set I
  1. Bean Setting
  2. Laudnum Bunches
  3. Country Gardens
  4. Constant Billy
  5. Trunkles
  6. Morris Off
Set II
  1. Rigs o' Marlow
  2. Bluff King Hal
  3. How d'ye do, sir?
  4. Shepherd's Hey
  5. The Blue-eyed Stranger
  6. Morris Off
for orchestra
Orchestral 108 029/2(29/2) 1911 Phantastes, Suite in F major
  1. Prelude
  2. March
  3. Sleep
  4. Dance
for orchestra withdrawn, originally Op. 29 No. 2
Orchestral 118 029/2 1912–1913 St Paul's Suite
  1. Jig
  2. Ostinato
  3. Intermezzo
  4. Finale: The Dargason
for string orchestra dedicated to the orchestra at St Paul's Girls' School; Finale is an arrangement of 4th movement in Second Suite.[3]
Orchestral 125 032 1914–1916 PlanetsThe Planets
  1. Mars, the Bringer of War
  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  6. Uranus, the Magician
  7. Neptune, the Mystic
for orchestra and female chorus original version for 2 pianos



4. main theme: "I Vow to Thee, My Country"
Orchestral 126 033 1915 Japanese Suite
  1. Prelude: Song of the Fisherman
  2. Ceremonial Dance
  3. Dance of the Marionette
  4. Interlude: Song of the Fisherman
  5. Dance under the Cherry Tree
  6. Finale: Dance of the Wolves
for orchestra
Orchestral 151 040/1 1922 Fugal OvertureA Fugal Overture for orchestra
Orchestral 172 047 1927 Egdon Heath (Homage to Thomas Hardy) for orchestra title taken from Thomas Hardy's fictitious area Egdon Heath
Orchestral 1928 Nocturne from "A Moorside Suite" for string orchestra
Orchestral 1928 Fugue à la Gigue for orchestra original work Fugue in G major, BWV577 by Johann Sebastian Bach; arrangement by Holst; also for band
Orchestral 178 052 1930, 1931 Hammersmith
  1. Prelude
  2. Scherzo
for orchestra original for military band; orchestral version (1931) premiered at the same 1931 concert as William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast
Orchestral 185 1932 Jazz-Band Piece (Mr. Shilkret's Maggot) for orchestra revised by Imogen Holst as "Capriccio" (1967)
Orchestral 190 1933 Brook Green Suite
  1. Prelude
  2. Air
  3. Dance
for string orchestra with flute, oboe and clarinet ad libitum
Orchestral 190a 1933 Gavotte for string orchestra with flute, oboe and clarinet ad libitum originally intended for Brook Green Suite
Orchestral 192 1933–1934 Scherzo for orchestra part of an unfinished Symphony
Band Three Folk Tunes for small military band[1]
Band 088 022 1906 Marching Song for small military band No. 2 from 2 Songs without Words
Band 105 028/1 1909 First Suite in E-flat
  1. Chaconne
  2. Intermezzo
  3. March
for military band
Band 106 028/2 1911 Second Suite in F
  1. March: Morris Dance, Swansea Town, Claudy Banks
  2. Song Without Words: "I'll Love My Love"
  3. Song of the Blacksmith
  4. Fantasia on the Dargason
for military band
1. also known as Three Folk Tunes or March on Three Folk Tunes
Band 1928 Fugue à la Gigue original work Fugue in G major, BWV577 by Johann Sebastian Bach; arrangement by Holst; also for orchestra
Band 0173 1928 Moorside SuiteA Moorside Suite
  1. Scherzo
  2. Nocturne
  3. March
for brass band unfinished transcription for military band by Holst (Scherzo and 38 bars of Nocturne);[1] The whole work transcribed by Gordon Jacob in 1952 and Denis Wright in 1937[4]
Band 0178 052 1930 Hammersmith
  1. Prelude
  2. Scherzo
for military band also for orchestra (1931); premiered by the US Marine Band on 17 April 1932[3]
Concertante 074 019/1 1905 Song of the NightA Song of the Night for violin and orchestra
Concertante 075 019/2 1911 Invocation for cello and orchestra
Concertante 152 040/2 1923 Fugal ConcertoA Fugal Concerto
  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro
for flute, oboe (or 2 violins) and string orchestra
Concertante 175 049 1929 Double Concerto
  1. Scherzo
  2. Lament
  3. Variations on a Ground
for violins 22 violins and orchestra
Concertante 191 1933 Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra dedicated to violist Lionel Tertis
Chamber music 1893 Theme and Variations for violins 22 violins, viola and cello
Chamber music 1894 Air and Variations for violins 22 violins, viola, cello and piano
Chamber music 1894 Duo Concertante (Duet) for trombone and organ
Chamber music 1894 String Trio in G minor for violin, viola and cello
Chamber music 008 002 1896 Fantasiestücke
  1. March
  2. Minuet
  3. Scherzo
for oboe, 2 violin, viola and cello revised as 3 Pieces in 1910
Chamber music 008a 002 1896, 1910 Pieces 33 Pieces
  1. March
  2. Minuet
  3. Scherzo
for oboe, 2 violin, viola and cello 1910 revision of Fantasiestücke
Chamber music 009 1896 Variations for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola and cello
Chamber music 010 1896 Sextet in E minor for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola and cello
Chamber music 011 003 1896 Quintet in A minor
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Scherzo, Allegro vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro con brio
for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
Chamber music 023 1897 Scherzo for violins 22 violins, 2 violas and cellos
Chamber music 1901–1902 Solos 66 Solos: Nos. 1-5 for violin
Chamber music 051 1902? Lied ohne Worte for violin and piano
Chamber music 052 1903? Spring SongA Spring Song for violin (or cello) and piano
Chamber music 053 1903 LandlerLändler for violins 22 violins and piano
Chamber music 054 1903? Greeting for violin and piano also for orchestra
Chamber music 055 1904? Maya for violin and piano
Chamber music 056 1904? Valse-Étude for violin and piano dedicated to Marie Hall
Chamber music 067 014 1903 Quintet for Winds in A major
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Minuet (in Canon) and Trio
  4. Theme and Variations: Poco allegro e cantabile
for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon
Chamber music 093 1906 Scottish Airs 77 Scottish Airs for violins 22 violins, viola, cello and piano
Chamber music 135 036 1916 Phantasy Quartet on British Folk Songs for violins 22 violins, viola and cello
Chamber music 158 1925 Terzetto
  1. Allegretto
  2. Un poco vivace
for flute, oboe and viola
Organ 1891 Voluntaries 4 4 Voluntaries for organ
Piano 1892 Arpeggio Study for piano
Piano 1893 Introduction and Bolero for piano 4-hands
Piano 005 1895 Dances
  1. Allegretto
  2. Ländler
for piano 4-hands
Piano 006 1899 Duet in D major for piano 4-hands
Piano 050 1901 Pieces 22 Pieces (Deux Pièces)
  1. Fancine
  2. Lucille
for piano
Piano 125 032 1914–1916 PlanetsThe Planets
  1. Mars, the Bringer of War
  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  6. Uranus, the Magician
  7. Neptune, the Mystic
for pianos 22 pianos also orchestrated



4. main theme: "I Vow to Thee, My Country"
Piano 153 1924 Toccata for piano founded on the Northumbrian pipe-tune "Newburn Lads"
Piano 154 1924 Piece for YvonneA Piece for Yvonne for piano
Piano 165 046/1 1926 Chrissemas Day in the Morning for piano founded on a tune from North Countrie Ballads
Piano 166 046/2 1927 Folk Song Fragments 22 Folk Song Fragments (2 Northumbrian Folk Tunes)
  1. O! I Hae Seen the Roses Blaw
  2. The Shoemakker
for piano founded on a tune from North Countrie Ballads
Piano 179 1930–1932
1930
1932
Pieces 22 Pieces
  1. Nocturne
  2. Jig
for piano
Vocal 1891 HarperThe Harper for voice and piano
Vocal 1891 Die Sprode for voice and piano
Vocal 1891–1892 There Is Dew for the Flow'ret for voice and piano
Vocal 1892 I Come from Haunts of Coot and Hern for voice and piano
Vocal 1892 Sing Heigh-Ho! for voice and piano 1st setting
Vocal 1893 Anna-Marie for voice and piano
Vocal 1893 Lake and a Fairy BoatA Lake and a Fairy Boat for voice and piano 1st setting
Vocal 1893 There Sits a Bird on Yonder Tree for voice and piano
Vocal 1893 White Lady's FarewellThe White Lady's Farewell for voice and piano
Vocal 1890s Exile of ErineThe Exile of Erine for voice and piano
Vocal 04 1895, 1897 O Lady, Leave That Silken Thread for baritone and piano original version (1895) for mixed chorus a cappella; words by Thomas Hood
Vocal 014 004 1896–1898 Songs 044 Songs
  1. Slumber-Song
  2. Margrete's Cradle-Song
  3. Soft and Gently
  4. Awake, My Heart
for voice and piano
1. words by Charles Kingsley
2. words by Henrik Ibsen in translation by William Archer
3. words from Heinrich Heine
4. words by Robert Bridges
Vocal 017 1897 Song to the Sleeping Lady for voice and piano words by George MacDonald
Vocal 019 1901–1902 Ballade of Prince EricThe Ballade of Prince Eric for voice and piano words by Fritz Hart
Vocal 025 1897 Lake and a Fairy BoatA Lake and a Fairy Boat for voice and piano 2nd setting; words by Thomas Hood
Vocal 026 1897 Sing Heigh-Ho! for voice and piano 2nd setting; words by Charles Kingsley
Vocal 027 1897 Airly Beacon for voice and piano words by Charles Kingsley
Vocal 028 1890s Twin Stars Aloft for voice and piano words by Charles Kingsley
Vocal 029 1890s Day of the LordThe Day of the Lord for voice and piano words by Charles Kingsley
Vocal 032 1897 Not a Sound But Echoing in Me for voice and piano words by George MacDonald
Vocal 033 1898 Whether We Die or Live for voice and piano words by George Meredith
Vocal 034 006 1898, 1900 Ornulf's DrapaÖrnulf's Drapa for baritone and orchestra revised 1900; words by Henrik Ibsen in translation by William Archer
Vocal 035 1890s Autumn Song for voice and piano words by Robert Bridges
Vocal 036 1898 My Joy for voice and piano words by Robert Bridges
Vocal 037 1890s Draw Not Away Thy Hands for voice and piano words by William Morris
Vocal 038 1890s I Scanned Her Picture for voice and piano
Vocal 039 1890s Two Brown Eyes for voice and piano
Vocal 044 1898–1899 Bhanavar's Lament for voice and piano words by George Meredith
Vocal 045 1890s Ah, Come, Fair Mistress for voice and piano words by Walter E. Grogan
Vocal 1900 She Who Is Dear to Me for voice and piano words by Walter E. Grogan
Vocal 062 1903 Prayer for LightA Prayer for Light for voice and piano words by Eric Mackay
Vocal 063 1904 Dewy Roses for voice and piano words by Alfred H. Hyatt
Vocal 064 1903 Song of the Woods for voice and piano words by Alfred H. Hyatt
Vocal 065 1902–1903 To a Wild Rose for voice and piano words by Alfred H. Hyatt
Vocal 68 015 1902–1903 Songs 066 Songs
  1. Invocation to the Dawn
  2. Fain Would I Change That Note
  3. The Sergeant's Song
  4. In a Wood
  5. Between Us Now
  6. I Will Not Let Thee Go
for baritone and piano
1. words translated from Rig Veda by the composer
2. words by anonymous
3.~5. words by Thomas Hardy
6. Words by Robert Bridges
Vocal 069 016 1903–1904 Songs 066 Songs
  1. Calm Is the Morn
  2. My True Love Hath My Heart
  3. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
  4. Lovely Kind and Kindly Loving
  5. Cradle Song
  6. Peace
for soprano and piano
1. words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
2. words by Philip Sidney
3. words by anonymous
4. words by Nicholas Breton
5. words by William Blake
6. words by Alfred H. Hyatt
Vocal 071 018 1904, 1912 Mystic TrumpeterThe Mystic Trumpeter, Scena for soprano and orchestra revised 1912; setting of the poem "From Noon to Starry Night" by Walt Whitman; Colin Matthews notes that while Holst had not yet developed a musical style of his own, this early work shows "conviction and individuality", and has "few parallels in British music of this period".[5]
Vocal 072 1904–1905 Darest Thou Now, O Soul for voice and piano words by Walt Whitman
Vocal 077 1890s Now Sleep and Take They Rest for voice and piano words by James Mabbe after Fernando de Rojas
Vocal 079 1900s To Hope for voice and piano words by anonymous
Vocal 083 1906–1908 Folk Songs from Hampshire 1616 Folk Songs from Hampshire
  1. Abroad as I Was Walking
  2. Lord Dunwaters
  3. The Irish Girl
  4. Young Reilly
  5. The New-mown Hay
  6. The Willow Tree
  7. Beautiful Nancy
  8. Sing Ivy
  9. John Barleycorn
  10. Bedlam City
  11. The Scolding Wife
  12. The Squire and the Thresher
  13. The Happy Stranger
  14. Young Edwin in the Lowlands Low
  15. Yonder Sits a Fare Young Damsel
  16. Our Ship She Lies in Harbour
for voice and piano folk song arrangements by Holst
Vocal 084a 1906–1907 Stu Mo Run for voice and piano Scottish folk song; arrangement by Holst
Vocal 084 1906–1914 Folk Songs 99 Folk Songs
  1. Sovay
  2. The Seeds of Love
  3. The Female Farmer
  4. Thorneyfield Woods
  5. Moorfields
  6. I'll Love My Love
  7. Claudy Banks
  8. On the Banks of the Nile
  9. Here's Adieu
for voice and piano folk song arrangements by Holst
Vocal 095 1907 Heart WorshipsThe Heart Worships for voice and piano words by Alice M. Buckton
Vocal 090 024 1907–1908 Hymns from the Rig Veda (Vedic Hymns)
First Group
  1. Ushas (Dawn)
  2. Varuna I (Sky)
  3. Maruts (Stormclouds)
    Second Group
  4. Indra (God of Storm and Battle)
  5. Varuna II (The Waters)
  6. Song of the Frogs
    Third Group
  7. Vac (Speech)
  8. Creation
  9. Faith (Sraddha)
for medium voice and piano English words translated from the Sanskrit by the composer
Vocal 090a 024(24) 1907 Ratri (The Night) for medium voice and piano originally included in Op. 24
Vocal 123 1914? Vigil of PentecostA Vigil of Pentecost for voice and piano words by Alice M. Buckton
Vocal 1911 Glory of the West for voice and piano arrangement by Holst
Vocal 132 035 1916–1917 Songs 044 Songs
  1. Jesu Sweet, Now Will I Sing
  2. My Soul Has Nought But Fire and Ice
  3. I Sing of a Maiden That Matchless Is
  4. My Leman Is So True
for soprano (or tenor) and violin
Vocal 141 1918 May Day Carol for voice and violins 22 violins
Vocal 147 1920s Ballad of Hunting KnoweThe Ballad of Hunting Knowe for voice and piano words by E. A. Ramsden
Vocal 1920s He-Back She-Back for voice and piano
Vocal 174 048 1929 Songs 1212 Songs
  1. Persephone
  2. Things lovelier
  3. Now in these Fairylands
  4. A Little Music
  5. The Thought
  6. The Floral Bandit
  7. Envoi
  8. The Dream-City
  9. Journey's End
  10. In the Street of Lost Time
  11. Rhyme
  12. Betelgeuse
for soprano and piano words by Humbert Wolfe
Vocal 174a 048(48) 1929 Epilogue for soprano and piano words by Humbert Wolfe; originally intended for Op. 48
Vocal 1930 God Be in My Head for voice and piano
Choral 1887 Horatius for mixed chorus and orchestra
Choral 1890 Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol for mixed chorus and piano
Choral 1891–1892 Sailor's Chorus for male chorus and orchestra
Choral 1891–1892 Strain UpraiseThe Strain Upraise for unison voices and piano
Choral 1891–1892 Advent Litany for unison voices and piano
Choral 1892 Sanctus for unison voices and organ
Choral 1892 New Year Chorus for mixed chorus and piano
Choral 1892 Ode to the North East Wind for male chorus and orchestra
Choral 1893–1894 Winter and the Birds for mixed chorus and piano
Choral 1894 Love Wakes and Weeps for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 1894 Ave Maria, Maiden Mild for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1894 Fathoms Deep Beneath the Wave for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1894 Now Winter's Winds Are Banished for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1894 Summer's Welcome for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1894 Winter and the Birds for female chorus a cappella
Choral 001 1895 Autumn Is OldThe Autumn Is Old for mixed chorus a cappella words by Thomas Hood
Choral 002 1895 Stars Are with the VoyagerThe Stars Are with the Voyager for mixed chorus a cappella words by Thomas Hood
Choral 003 1895 Spring It Is Cheery for mixed chorus a cappella words by Thomas Hood
Choral 004 1895 O Lady, Leave That Silken Thread for mixed chorus a cappella words by Thomas Hood; also for baritone and piano
Choral 012 1890s All Night I Waited by the Spring for female chorus a cappella
Choral 013 004 1896 Short Part-Songs 33 Short Part-Songs
  1. In the Forest Moonbeam-Brightened
  2. All the Nests with Song Are Ringing
  3. Soft and Gently through My Soul
for female chorus a cappella words translated from Heinrich Heine
Choral 015 1896 There's a Voice in the Wind for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 016 1896 KissThe Kiss for mixed chorus a cappella words by Ben Jonson
Choral 018 1890s Ah Tyrant Love for mixed chorus a cappella words by Charles Kingsley
Choral 020 1896 Light Leaves Whisper for mixed chorus a cappella words by Fritz Hart
Choral 022 1893–1896 Not Unto Us, O Lord for mixed chorus and organ (or piano) Biblical words: Psalm 115
Choral 024 1897 O Spring's Little Children for female chorus a cappella words by Francis Thompson
Choral 030 005 1897 Clear and Cool for mixed chorus and orchestra words by Charles Kingsley
Choral 040 1898 Clouds o'er the Summer Sky, Canon for female chorus and pianofemale chorus (2 sopranos) and piano words by Fritz Hart
Choral 1899 Autumn Song for female chorus a cappella words by Francis Thompson; also for mixed chorus a cappella, Op. 9a No. 2
Choral 048 009a 1897–1900 Part-Songs 55 Part-Songs
  1. Love Is Enough
  2. To Sylvia
  3. Autumn
  4. Come Away, Death
  5. A Love Song
for mixed chorus a cappella
1. words by William Morris
2. words by Francis Thompson; also for female chorus a cappella (1899)
3. words by William Morris
4. words by William Shakespeare
5. words by William Morris
Choral 049 009b 1900 Ave Maria for female chorus a cappella
Choral 057 1912 I love Thee for mixed chorus a cappella words by Thomas Hood
Choral 058 1903 Thou Didst Delight My Eyes for mixed chorus a cappella words by Robert Bridges
Choral 059 1890s It Was a Lover and His Lass for mixed chorus a cappella words by William Shakespeare
Choral 061 012 1902–1903 Part-Songs 55 Part-Songs
  1. Dream Tryst
  2. Ye Little Birds
  3. Her Eyes the Glow-Worm Lend Thee
  4. Now Is the Month of Maying
  5. Come to Me
for mixed chorus a cappella
1. words by Francis Thompson
2. words by Thomas Heywood
3. words by Robert Herrick
4. words by anonymous, 16th century
5. words by Christina Rossetti
Choral 070 017 1903 King Estmere for mixed chorus and orchestra
Choral 073 1904–1905 Hymns for the English Hymnal 33 Hymns for the English Hymnal
  1. In the Bleak Mid-winter
  2. From Glory to Glory Advancing
  3. Holy Ghost, Come Down Upon Thy Children
for mixed chorus and organ
1. words by Christina Rossetti
2. words by C. W. Humphreys after Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
3. words by Frederick William Faber
Choral 076 1908 In Youth Is Pleasure for mixed chorus a cappella words by Robert Wever
Choral 078 1908 Now Rest Thee from All Care for mixed chorus a cappella words by anonymous
Choral 080 020a 1905 Songs from "The Princess"
  1. Sweet and Low
  2. The Splendour Falls
  3. Tears, Idle Tears
  4. O Swallow, Swallow
  5. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
for female chorus a cappella words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Choral 081 1905 Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead for female chorus a cappella words from The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Choral 082 020b 1907 Old English Carols 44 Old English Carols
  1. A Babe Is Born
  2. Now Let Us Sing
  3. Jesu, Thou the Virgin-born
  4. The Saviour of the World Is Born (Salvator mundi natus est)
for mixed chorus and piano words by anonymous
Choral 085 1904–1919 Folk Songs 77 Folk Songs
  1. On the Banks of the Nile
  2. The Willow Tree
  3. Our Ship She Lies in Harbour
  4. I'll Love My Love
  5. Claudy Banks
  6. John Barleycorn
  7. Spanish Ladies
for unison voices and orchestra (or piano)
Choral 1908 Adoramus Te Christe [orig. Orlando di Lasso, arr. Holst] for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1908 Benedictus [orig. William Byrd, arr. Holst] for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1908 Help Me, O Lord [orig. Thomas Augustine, arr. Holst] for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1908 How Merrily We Live [orig. Michael Este, arr. Holst] for female chorus a cappella
Choral 1908 Part-Songs 22 Part-Songs for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 091 1907–1908

1916
Carols 22 Carols
  1. A Welcome Song
  2. Terly, Terlow
for mixed chorus, oboe and cello words by anonymous
Old English Carols
Choral 092 1909 Pastoral for female chorus a cappella
Choral 097 026 1908 Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, First Group
  1. Battle Hymn
  2. Hymn to the Unknown God
  3. Funeral Hymn
for mixed chorus and orchestra (or piano) English words translated from the Sanskrit by the composer
Choral 098 026 1909 Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Second Group
  1. To Varuna (God of the Waters)
  2. To Agni (God of Fire)
  3. Funeral Chant
for female chorus and orchestra (or piano) English words translated from the Sanskrit by the composer
Choral 099 026 1910 Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Third Group
  1. Hymn to the Dawn
  2. Hymn to the Waters
  3. Hymn to Vena
  4. Hymn of the Travellers
for female chorus and harp (or piano) English words translated from the Sanskrit by the composer
Choral 100 026 1912 Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Fourth Group
  1. Hymn to Agni (The Sacrificial Fire)
  2. Hymn to Soma
  3. Hymn to Manas
  4. Hymn to Indra
for male chorus and string orchestra with brass ad libitum (or piano) English words translated from the Sanskrit by the composer
Choral 103 1909 O England, My Country for unison voices and orchestra (or piano) words by G. K. Menzies
Choral 104 1909 Song of FairiesA Song of Fairies for female chorus a cappella
Choral 109 1910 Christmas Day: Choral Fantasy on Old Carols
  1. Good Christian Men Rejoice
  2. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  3. Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly
  4. The First Nowell
for mixed chorus and orchestra (or organ)
Choral 1910 Old Airs and Glees [arr. Holst] for female chorus a cappella
Choral 110 1910 Part-Songs 44 Part-Songs
  1. Song of the Shipbuilders
  2. Song of the Shoemakers
  3. Song of the Fishermen
  4. Song of the Drovers
for children's chorus and piano words by John Greenleaf Whittier
Choral 111 030 1910–1912 Cloud MessengerThe Cloud Messenger, Ode for alto, mixed chorus and orchestra founded on a Sanskrit poem of Kālidāsa; words translated by the composer
Choral 112 1911 Eastern Pictures 22 Eastern Pictures
  1. Spring
  2. Summer
for female chorus and harp (or piano) words translated by the composer from Kālidāsa
Choral 113 1911 In Loyal Bonds United: Empire Day Song for unison voices and piano words by Shapcott Wensley
Choral 1912 News From Whydah [orig. Henry Balfour Gardiner, orch. Holst] for mixed chorus and orchestra
Choral 1912 Lord, Who Hast Made Us For Thine Own: No. 2 of the Two Psalms for female chorus and orchestra
Choral 115 031/1 1911 Hecuba's Lament for alto, female chorus and string orchestra words by Gilbert Murray after Euripides
Choral 116 031/2 1913 Hymn to Dionysus for female chorus and orchestra words by Gilbert Murray after Euripides
Choral 117 1912 Psalms 22 Psalms
  1. Psalm 86
  2. Psalm 148 (Lord, Who Hast Made Us For Thine Own)
for mixed chorus, organ (or brass) and string orchestra
1. with tenor solo
also for female chorus and orchestra (or organ, or piano)
Choral 118a 1911 Playground Song for unison voices and piano for St Paul's Girls' School
Choral 119 1913 Swallow Leaves Her NestThe Swallow Leaves Her Nest for female chorus a cappella words by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Choral 120 1913 HomecomingThe Homecoming for male chorus a cappella words by Thomas Hardy
Choral 121 1914 Dirge for Two VeteransA Dirge for Two Veterans for male chorus, brass and percussion words by Walt Whitman
Choral 124 1915 Dirge and Hymeneal for female chorus and piano (or harp) words by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Choral 127 1915 Nunc Dimittis for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 128 034/1 1916 This Have I Done for My True Love for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 129 034/2 1916 Lullay My Liking for soprano and mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 130 034/3 1916 Of One That Is So Fair and Bright for soprano, alto, tenor, bass and mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 131 034/4 1916 Bring Us in Good Ale for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 1916 Personent hodie, Christmas Song for unison chorus and orchestra arrangement by Holst; Latin text and melody from Piæ Cantiones
Choral 1916 Short Communion Service for equal voices a cappella original work by William Byrd; arrangement by Holst
Choral 133 1916–1917 Carols 33 Carols
  1. I Saw Three Ships
  2. Christmas Song
  3. Masters in This Hall
for unison voices and orchestra

2. words by Jane M. Joseph after Piæ Cantiones
3. words by William Morris
Choral 134 036a 1916 Festival Choruses 33 Festival Choruses
  1. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  2. Turn Back, O Man
  3. A Festival Chime
for mixed chorus and orchestra
1. words by Gerard Moultrie after Biblical or other sacred texts
2.~3. words by Clifford Bax
Choral 136 036b 1916 Choral Folk Songs 66 Choral Folk Songs
  1. I Sowed the Seeds of Love
  2. There Was a Tree
  3. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
  4. The Song of the Blacksmith
  5. I Love My Love
  6. Swansea Town
for mixed chorus a cappella
1., 3.~6. also for male chorus a cappella
Choral 137 1916 Diverus and Lazarus for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 138 1917 Part-Songs for Children 22 Part-Songs for Children
  1. The Corn Song
  2. Song of the Lumbermen
for children's chorus and piano words by John Greenleaf Whittier
Choral 139 1917 Dream of ChristmasA Dream of Christmas for female chorus and string orchestra (or piano)
Choral 142 1916–1917 Here Is Joy for Every Age for female chorus a cappella words by John Mason Neale after "Ecce novum gaudium"
Choral 1916–1919 All People That on Earth Do Dwell [arr. Holst] for mixed chorus and orchestra
Choral 140 037 1917 Hymn of JesusThe Hymn of Jesus for mixed choruses 22 mixed choruses, female semi-chorus and orchestra text chosen and translated from the Apocryphal Acts of St. John
Choral 144 038 1919 Ode to Death for mixed chorus and orchestra words by Walt Whitman
Choral 145 1919 Short Festival Te Deum for mixed chorus and orchestra
Choral 148 1921, 1918? I Vow to Thee, My Country, Hymn for unison voices and orchestra based on the theme from the middle section of the Jupiter movement of The Planets; words by Cecil Spring-Rice
Choral 155 041 1923–1924 First Choral Symphony
  1. Prelude: Invocation to Pan
  2. Song and Bacchanal
  3. Ode on a Grecian Urn
  4. Scherzo: Fancy
  5. Folly's Song
  6. Finale
for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra words by John Keats
Choral 157 1925 Ode to C.K.S. and the Oriana for mixed chorus a cappella for Charles Kennedy Scott and the Oriana Madrigal Society on the 21st foundation day; words by Jane M. Joseph
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Motets 22 Motets
  1. The Evening-Watch: Dialogue between Body and Soul
  2. Sing Me the Men Ere This
for mixed chorus a cappella
1. words by Henry Vaughan
2. words by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Choral 1925 God Is Love, His the Care Hymn
Choral 161 1925 Hymns for Songs of Praise 44 Hymns for Songs of Praise
  1. O Valiant Hearts
  2. In This World, the Isle of Dreams
  3. Onward, Christian Soldiers!
  4. I Sought Thee Round About, O Thou My God
for the hymnal Songs of Praise
1. words by J. S. Arkwright
2. words by Robert Herrick
3. words by Sabine Baring-Gould
4. words by Percy Dearmer after Thomas Heywood
Choral 162 044 1925–1926 Part-Songs 77 Part-Songs
  1. Say Who Is This?
  2. O Love, I Complain
  3. Angel Spirits of Sleep
  4. When First We Met
  5. Sorrow and Joy
  6. Love on My Heart from Heaven Fell
  7. Assemble, All Ye Maidens
for soprano, female chorus and string orchestra words by Robert Bridges
Choral 1927 O Magnum Mysterium [edt. Holst] for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 1927 By Weary Stages Hymn
Choral 1927 Gird on Thy Sword/Lift Up Your Arms Hymn
Choral 167 1928 Christ Hath a Garden for female chorus and small orchestra words by Robert Bridges after Isaac Watts
Choral 168 1927 Man Born to Toil for mixed chorus, organ and bells ad libitum words by Robert Bridges
Choral 169 1927 Eternal Father for soprano, mixed chorus, organ and bells ad libitum words by Robert Bridges
Choral 171 1928 Canterbury Bells: 2 Rounds
  1. Within This Place All Beauty Dwells
  2. To Bother Missis Bell
for equal voices a cappella4 equal voices a cappella words by Mabel Rodwell Jones
Choral 177 051 1930 Choral FantasiaA Choral Fantasia for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra words by Robert Bridges
Choral 181 1931 Roadways for unison voices and piano words by John Masefield
Choral 182 1928–1931 Wassail Song for mixed chorus a cappella
Choral 183 1930–1931 Welsh Folk Songs 1212 Welsh Folk Songs
  1. Lisa Lan
  2. Green Grass
  3. The Dove
  4. Awake, Awake
  5. The Nightingale and Linnet
  6. The Mother-In-Law
  7. The First Love
  8. O 'Twas on a Monday morning
  9. My Sweetheart's Like Venus (Mae 'nghariad i'n Fenws)
  10. White Summer Rose
  11. The Lively Pair
  12. The Lover's Complaint
for mixed chorus a cappella words adapted by Steuart Wilson
Choral 186 053 1931–1932 Choruses 66 Choruses
  1. Good Friday
  2. Intercession
  3. How Mighty Are the Sabbaths
  4. A Love Song
  5. Drinking Song
  6. Before Sleep
for male chorus and string orchestra (or piano) words from medieval Latin lyrics by Helen Waddell
Choral 186a 053(53) 1931 On the Battle Which Was Fought at Fontenoy for male chorus and string orchestra (or piano, or organ) originally intended for Op. 53; words from medieval Latin lyrics by Helen Waddell
Choral 187 1932 Canons 88 Canons
  1. If You Love Songs
  2. Lovely Venus
  3. The Fields of Sorrow
  4. David's Lament for Jonathan
  5. O Strong of Heart
  6. Truth of All Truth
  7. Evening on the Moselle
  8. If 'Twere the Time of Lilies
for equal voices a cappellaNos. 1~6 for equal voices a cappella
Nos. 7~8 for equal voices and piano

poems from mediaeval Latin lyrics in translation by Helen Waddell
Choral 188 1932 O Spiritual Pilgrim for soprano and mixed chorus a cappella words by James Elroy Flecker
Choral 189 1933 Come Live with Me for equal voices 22 equal voices a cappella words by Christopher Marlowe

Sources[edit]

  • Holst, Imogen (1974), A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst's Music, London, Faber Music Ltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Foreman, Lewis (2006). Notes to The Praise of King Olaf - Holst’s Complete Music for Military Band CD, Specialist Recording Company Ltd. [1]
  2. ^ "Philip the King by John Masefield". The North American Review (University of Northern Iowa) 201 (710): 100–101. January 1915. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica Online, "Gustav Holst", 2006, Britannica.com webpage: Britannica-GHolst.
  4. ^ Newsome, Roy (1995). Doctor Denis - The Life and Times of Dr. Denis Wright, Egon Publishers.
  5. ^ Notes to The Mystic Trumpeter study score, Novello & Company, London.

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