Mars: The music was completed shortly before World War I, in 1914. In the suite “The Planets” all planets except Earth are made into pieces of music. The concept of the work is not of astronomical but astrological nature. The original title is “Mars – the bringer of war” and represents an approaching giant army.
Information about the composer Gustav Holst:
* 21.09.1874 in Cheltenham – † 25.05.1934 in London
Composer of works such as „The Idea“, „Savitri“, among others, pieces for military bands, songs, choirs and chamber music as well as the orchestra suite “The Planets”
Below you will find our PDF guide and cast list to this composition, where you can find more information. Our tips, the difficulty and other hints can aid you significantly when playing. Both documents are free to download.