Egdon Heath

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Egdon Heath. Orch. work, Op.47, by Holst, comp. 1927 and inspired by the Dorset landscape described as ‘Egdon Heath’ in Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native (1878). Sub-titled ‘Homage to Thomas Hardy’. Commissioned by NY SO which gave f.p. 1928. F.p. in England, Cheltenham 1928, cond. Holst, and London 10 days later (all these perfs. were in Feb.).