Planets, The

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Planets, The. Suite for orch. by Holst, his Op.32. Comp. 1914–16. 7 movts. based on astrological assocs.: 1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician; 7. Neptune, the Mystic (with wordless female ch.). F.p. (semi-private) 1918; excl. Nos. 2 and 7, 1919; complete 1920, all cond. Boult.