First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 1,

Gustav Holst composed his First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 no. 1, in 1909. It is a work in three movements, nowadays considered a cornerstone of the concert band repertoire. First premiered in 1920 at the Royal Military School of Music, it served as a demonstration that serious music could be written for the combination of woodwinds, brass and percussion. As there is no recorded comission for this work, the reason for Holst writing it remains unknown, though it has been observed that Holst was visibly unsatisfied with the level of ... more

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst, 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer. He is most ...