Holst: the Planets
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1. Holst: The Planets: I. Mars, The Bringer of War 6:30
2. Holst: The Planets: II. Venus, The Bringer of Peace 8:34
3. Holst: The Planets: III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger 3:51
4. Holst: The Planets: IV. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity 7:52
5. Holst: The Planets: V. Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age 9:07
6. Holst: The Planets: VI. Uranus, The Magician 6:09
7. Holst: The Planets: VII. Neptune, The Mystic 7:16.
Called "a blend of astrology and mythology, austerity and voluptuousness," Holst's The Planets is an orchestral showpiece. Taking the listener on a journey to seven planets, the music ranges from the ominous rumblings of the planet "Mars" (whose rhythms were said to have frightened Holst himself) to the ethereal mystery of the final movement, "Neptune." It's a sonic trip to outerspace, without leaving the comforts of planet Earth.