Second Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2

Gustav Holst composed his Second Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2, in 1911. It is a four-movement work, in the key of F major and, although performed less frequently than the First Suite in E-flat, it is a staple of the band repertoire (and usually considered more technically demanding that its sister suite). It was published in 1922 and dedicated to James Causley Windram. Holst had a particular interest in folk music, and had written many pieces based on folk tunes: no less than seven traditional tunes can be found ... more

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Sheet Music Second Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2 - Complete Parts
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RecordingSecond Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2 - I. March. Allegro
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RecordingSecond Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2 - II. Song without Words: 'I'll Love My Love'. Andante
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RecordingSecond Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2 - III. 'Song of the Blacksmith'. Moderato e Maestoso
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RecordingSecond Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 2 - IV. Fantasia on the 'Dargason'. Allegro Moderato
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