For the interest of the reader, we are collecting a selection of articles to provide further insight into the life and works of Gustav Holst.
Newsletter April 2018
Newsletter December 2017
Newsletter October 2017
Newsletter July 2017
Barnes 2018: Growth of a Festival
A review by Alan Gibbs of the Barnes Music Festival 2018.
Gustav Holst – The Impact of the First World War
This was a lecture given by Chris Cope at the English Music Festival on 28 May 2018 .
Gustav Holst – The Mystic Trumpeter – The Road to Absolute Greatness
This was a lecture given by Chris Cope (chairman of the Holst Society) at the English Music Festival held in late May 2017, when the Holst Society was launched.
The Holst Family contribution to Cheltenham music making in the 19th century
A fascinating insight by Graham Lockwood into the musical life of Gustav Holst and his ancestors, beginning with his great-grandfather Matthias' move to London.
The Passing of Gustav Holst
The following article was written by the composer Havergal Brian (1876-1972) under the title “On the other hand” in the magazine Musical Opinion in the July 1934 edition.
Gustav Holst: An English Composer
The following article was written by the composer Havergal Brian (1876-1972) and published in
Musical Opinion (January 1940).
The Cloud Messenger
A paper by Raymond Head (one of our Vice Presidents) discussing Gustav Holst's choral work The Cloud Messenger.
The Statesman-Poet Commemorated
A piece by Alan Gibbs (one of our Vice Presidents) on Sir Cecil Spring Rice who wrote the words I Vow to Thee My Country, to which Holst set the tune Jupiter (The Planets)
Gibbs, A (2000) Holst Among Friends London: Thames Publishing
Holst, I (1938) Gustav Holst Oxford: University Press
Holst, I (1968) The Music of Gustav Holst Oxford: University Press
Holst, I (1974) A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst’s Music Oxford: University Press
Short, M (1990) Gustav Holst: The Man and his Music Oxford: University Press