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The Planets: on Display Now at the Presser Music Library

by Bridget Voltz on 2024-04-03T17:00:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

The Planets: the solar system in celebration of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite

Just in time for the solar eclipse - be inspired by Presser Music Library’s display of the solar system in celebration of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite, The Planets. Performed earlier this semester by the Wells School of Music Symphony Orchestra (video here), The Planets is one of the most renowned classical pieces in the world. Explore resources related to the music and the composer, including the book What is a Horoscope and How is it Cast, which served as inspiration for Holst’s depiction of our planetary neighbors. Check out our online guide to The Planets, full of links to resources about Holst’s work and others like it.

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