Nineteen long years passed between the composition of Holst’s last two works for winds, the Second Suite in F and the masterful Hammersmith. Commissioned. is the unique story of ‘ Hammersmith, a Prelude and Scherzo for. Military Band’, Op. 52, by Gustav Holst, written in London in. I, first performed at Pittsburgh. HAMMERSMITH’ AND. THE TWO WORLDS OF GUSTAV HOLST. BY ROBERT CANTRICK. WHEN a major work by a prominent British.

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Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo for military band (also version for orchestra), Op. 52, H. 178

At the time,inhabitants were packed into an area of 3. Holst was to have conducted the first perfomance at the third annual convention of the American Bandmasters Association, but he was forced to cancel his appearance due to hmamersmith.

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Hammersmith by Gustav Holst

Those who knew nothing of this forty-year-old affection for the Hammersmith district of London were puzzled at the title. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Holst’s fascination with the duality of his surroundings is reflected in his composition. Article PDF first page preview.

Gustav Holst – Hammersmith Prelude & Scherzo

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You do not currently have access to this article. Gustav Holst was yammersmith British composer and teacher. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. It was not until quite recently that the original Marine Band parts were uncovered, as can be seen below. As the Scherzo closes, the reflective mood of the Prelude reemerges to conclude the work on a note of contentment and tranquillity.

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Concerto for cello; Holst: Holst arranged Hammersmith for orchestra inand premiered in the same year, to a notably negative reaction; according to gustavholst.

Holst afterwards rewrote it for hammersmitn orchestra. In Hammersmiththe river is the background to the crowd: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Around this same time he acquired positions at both St.

Imogen Holst provides program notes in the score: Streams Videos All Posts. Curiously, the original and more effective version hammermith band was not performed until20 years after Holst ‘s death.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The Lyric movement of this piece which was included in the orchestral version, but not in the original band composition was written during Holst ‘s last illness and shows a tender austerity in its soulful solo viola line and lyrical orchestration.

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Holst’s Complete Music for Military Band.