History Music / GustavHolst

4th Jun '16 12:57:04 AM anza_sb
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* UranusIsShowing: "Uranus" is part of ''The Planets''.
25th Jan '16 4:55:12 PM aye_amber
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* WingedHumanoid: "Mercury, the Winged Messenger" from ''The Planets''.

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* WingedHumanoid: "Mercury, the Winged Messenger" from ''The Planets''.Planets.''
16th Nov '15 7:10:19 AM Alkaline97
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'''Gustav Theodore Holst''' (21 September 1874 - 25 May 1934) was an English composer (of [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] and UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}}n descent) of the late 19th to early 20th century. He suffered from neuritis so had problems with his right hand, shattering his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.
Holst is most notable for his orchestral Suite ''The Planets'', a composition that became very popular and would go on to influence many of the composers and musicians of the 20th century.

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'''Gustav Theodore Holst''' (21 September 1874 - 25 May 1934) was an English composer (of [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] and UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}}n descent) of the late 19th to early 20th century. He suffered from neuritis neuritis, so he had problems significant difficulty with his right hand, shattering hand motor skills. This shattered his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.
pianist. Holst is most notable for his orchestral Suite ''The Planets'', Planets,'' a composition that became very popular and would go on to influence many of the composers and musicians of the 20th century.
20th Sep '15 4:58:17 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* {{Bookends}}: ''The Planets'' ends with two compositions in [[UncommonTime quintuple meter]].

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* {{Bookends}}: ''The Planets'' begins and ends with two compositions a composition in [[UncommonTime quintuple meter]].
20th Sep '15 4:57:52 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* {{Bookends}}: ''The Planets'' ends with two compositions in [[UncommonTime quintuple meter]].
6th Jul '15 2:55:31 AM GnomeTitan
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'''Gustav Theodore Holst''' (21 September 1874 - 25 May 1934) was an English composer (of [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] and UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}}n descent) of the late 19th to early 20th century. He was most notable for his work on ''The Planets Suite'', a composition that would go on to influence many of the composers and musicians of the 20th century.

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'''Gustav Theodore Holst''' (21 September 1874 - 25 May 1934) was an English composer (of [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] and UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}}n descent) of the late 19th to early 20th century. He was suffered from neuritis so had problems with his right hand, shattering his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.
Holst is
most notable for his work on orchestral Suite ''The Planets Suite'', Planets'', a composition that became very popular and would go on to influence many of the composers and musicians of the 20th century.



!!Tropes present in Holst's life and works:
* DreamCrushingHandicap: He suffered from neuritis so had problems with his right hand, shattering his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.

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!!Tropes present in Holst's life and works:
* DreamCrushingHandicap: He suffered from neuritis so had problems with his right hand, shattering his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.
works:



* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for decades people felt this absence was unfortunate, and other composers such as Clive Strutt and Colin Matthews have added movements about Pluto to the work, which are occasionally included in concerts and recordings. The situation changed again when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, making Holst's musical piece up to date again.
* TropeMaker: Almost single-handedly popularized the wind ensemble. Seriously. Your school band would not exist if it weren't for Holst. He did this particularly with First Suite in E-flat for Military Band.

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* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for Pluto. For decades people felt this absence was unfortunate, and other composers such as Clive Strutt and Colin Matthews have added movements about Pluto to the work, which are occasionally included in concerts and recordings. The situation changed again when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, making Holst's musical piece up to date again.
* TropeMaker: Almost single-handedly popularized the wind ensemble. Seriously. Your school band would not exist if it weren't for Holst. He did this particularly with First Suite in E-flat for Military Band.
6th Jul '15 2:50:53 AM GnomeTitan
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* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for decades people felt this absence was unfortunate. That changed when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, making Holst's musical piece up to date again. Also, his musical rendition of the planets does not match what we now know to be the reality (in particular Venus being associated with peace when it's actually covered in storms of boiling acid). In fairness this was based mainly on the astrological/[[Myth/ClassicalMythology mythological]] meanings of the planets.

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* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for decades people felt this absence was unfortunate. That unfortunate, and other composers such as Clive Strutt and Colin Matthews have added movements about Pluto to the work, which are occasionally included in concerts and recordings. The situation changed again when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, making Holst's musical piece up to date again. Also, his musical rendition of the planets does not match what we now know to be the reality (in particular Venus being associated with peace when it's actually covered in storms of boiling acid). In fairness this was based mainly on the astrological/[[Myth/ClassicalMythology mythological]] meanings of the planets.
3rd May '15 10:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for decades people felt this absence was unfortunate. That changed when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, making Holst's musical piece up to date again. Also, his musical rendition of the planets does not match what we now know to be the reality (in particular Venus being associated with peace when it's actually covered in storms of boiling acid). In fairness this was based mainly on the astrological/[[ClassicalMythology mythological]] meanings of the planets.

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* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for decades people felt this absence was unfortunate. That changed when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, making Holst's musical piece up to date again. Also, his musical rendition of the planets does not match what we now know to be the reality (in particular Venus being associated with peace when it's actually covered in storms of boiling acid). In fairness this was based mainly on the astrological/[[ClassicalMythology astrological/[[Myth/ClassicalMythology mythological]] meanings of the planets.
3rd Apr '15 10:51:18 AM mlsmithca
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* EtherealChoir: "Neptune" from "The Planets" ends with a choir singing, suggesting the infinity of the universe.
* IAmVeryBritish: Holst's music has a very typical British pomposity to it: ''Edgon Heath'', ''St. Paul's Suite'',...

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* EtherealChoir: "Neptune" from "The Planets" ''The Planets'' ends with a choir singing, suggesting the infinity of the universe.
* IAmVeryBritish: Holst's music has a very typical British pomposity to it: ''Edgon Heath'', ''St. St. Paul's Suite'',...Suite...



* LastNoteNightmare: ''Uranus: The Magician'' is mostly whimsical and bouncy bouncy, until the end, where the 4th to last note is a dissonant crash, followed by a softer echo, and an unsettling resolution. it's a near polar opposite fom the previous movement, ''Saturn: The Bringer of Old Age''.
* MusicalPastiche: When composing several pieces for Film/StarWars, John Williams incorporated parts from ''The Planets'' such as "Venus" inspiring Leia's Theme as well as the using the main theme of "Jupiter" and the second part of "Mars" during the attack on the Death Star, and the beginning and end of "Mars" during the capture of the Blockade Runner and the Destruction of the Death Star respectively. Also the music where Luke is dragging Vader to the Shuttle Craft quotes the beginning of "Uranus."
* OrchestralBombing: ''Mars: The Bringer Of War'' in ''The Planets''.

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* LastNoteNightmare: ''Uranus: "Uranus: The Magician'' Magician" is mostly whimsical and bouncy bouncy, until the end, where the 4th to last note is a dissonant crash, followed by a softer echo, and an unsettling resolution. it's It's a near polar opposite fom the previous movement, ''Saturn: "Saturn: The Bringer of Old Age''.
Age".
* MusicalPastiche: When composing several pieces for Film/StarWars, ''Film/StarWars'', John Williams incorporated parts from ''The Planets'' such as "Venus" inspiring Leia's Theme as well as the using the main theme of "Jupiter" and the second part of "Mars" during the attack on the Death Star, and the beginning and end of "Mars" during the capture of the Blockade Runner and the Destruction of the Death Star respectively. Also the music where Luke is dragging Vader to the Shuttle Craft quotes the beginning of "Uranus."
"Uranus".
* OrchestralBombing: ''Mars: "Mars: The Bringer Of War'' War" in ''The Planets''.



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** ''Jupiter, Bringer Of Jollity'' is briefly quoted by Music/FrankZappa during ''Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin'' on ''Music/AbsolutelyFree''.

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** ''Jupiter, "Jupiter, Bringer Of Jollity'' Jollity" is briefly quoted by Music/FrankZappa during ''Invocation "Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin'' Pumpkin" on ''Music/AbsolutelyFree''.



* StandardSnippet: ''Mars'', ''Jupiter'' and ''Neptune'' from ''The Planets'' are among the most plagiarized and quoted musical compositions of all time. Virtually every sciencefiction movie or battle movie has a score directly inspired by these movements.
* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. For decades people felt the absence of a musical movement for Pluto was unfortunate. That changed when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, from now on, making Holst's musical piece up to date again. Also, his musical rendition of the planets does not match what we now know to be the reality (in particular Venus being associated with peace when it's actually covered in storms of boiling acid). In fairness this was based mainly on the astrological/[[ClassicalMythology mythological]] meanings of the planets.
* TropeMaker: Almost single-handedly popularized the wind ensemble. Seriously. Your school band would not exist if it weren't for Holst.
** He did this particularly with ''First Suite in E-flat for Military Band''.
* UranusIsShowing: ''Uranus'' is part of ''The Planets''.
* WarIsHell: ''Mars: Bringer of War'' is a dark and brooding opener of ''The Planets'', evoking the militaristic marching associated with warfare. It was composed during WorldWarOne too.
* WingedHumanoid: ''Mercurius the Winged Messenger'' from ''The Planets''.

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* StandardSnippet: ''Mars'', ''Jupiter'' "Mars", "Jupiter", and ''Neptune'' "Neptune" from ''The Planets'' are among the most plagiarized and quoted musical compositions of all time. Virtually every sciencefiction science fiction movie or battle movie has a score directly inspired by these movements.
movements.
* TimeMarchesOn: ''The Planets'' was composed in 1915, before Pluto was named a planet in 1930. For Holst was still alive at the time, but his MagnumOpusDissonance regarding ''The Planets'' meant that he had no interest in writing a movement for Pluto, and for decades people felt the this absence of a musical movement for Pluto was unfortunate. That changed when in 2006 Pluto was declared to be a dwarf planet, from now on, making Holst's musical piece up to date again. Also, his musical rendition of the planets does not match what we now know to be the reality (in particular Venus being associated with peace when it's actually covered in storms of boiling acid). In fairness this was based mainly on the astrological/[[ClassicalMythology mythological]] meanings of the planets.
* TropeMaker: Almost single-handedly popularized the wind ensemble. Seriously. Your school band would not exist if it weren't for Holst.
**
Holst. He did this particularly with ''First First Suite in E-flat for Military Band''.
Band.
* UranusIsShowing: ''Uranus'' "Uranus" is part of ''The Planets''.Planets''.
* WarIsHell: "Mars: Bringer of War" is a dark and brooding opener of ''The Planets'', evoking the militaristic marching associated with warfare. It was composed during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI too.

* WarIsHell: ''Mars: Bringer of War'' is a dark and brooding opener of ''The Planets'', evoking the militaristic marching associated with warfare. It was composed during WorldWarOne too.
* WingedHumanoid: ''Mercurius "Mercury, the Winged Messenger'' Messenger" from ''The Planets''. Planets''.
7th Mar '15 2:25:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DreamCrushingHandicap: He suffered from neuritis so had problems with his right hand, shattering his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.



* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: He suffered from neuritis so had problems with his right hand, shattering his childhood dream of being a concert pianist.
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