HOLST, Gustav, 1874-1934

The Planets Opus 32, Suite for Large Orchestra. Edited by Imogen Holst and Colin Matthews.

detail of 2-piano arrangement of "Mars" (Appendix)

Collected Facsimile Edition of Autograph Manuscripts of the Published Works, III. London, 1979. 27 x 36 cm, xiv, 239 pp. 2-color halftone of the autograph fair copy. A highly complex and fascinating manuscript scored for quadrupled woodwind, bass flute and bass oboe, full brass section with 6 horns and 2 tubas, percussion section requiring 5 players and 2 timpanists, as well as 2 harps, organ and strings. Includes a careful collation of the discrepancies between the manuscript and the various printed editions, a detailed analysis of the various “hands” in the manuscript, a reproduction of Holst’s 2-piano arrangment of “Mars” and 2-organ arrangement of “Neptune”. Handsome binding with green linen boards and gold lettering. $125

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