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Holst: The Planets - The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18 (Scena for Soprano and Orchestra)

Claire Rutter, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones

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The Planets, Op. 32  
1
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
7:03
2
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
8:32
3
III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
3:59
4
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
8:00
5
V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
9:21
6
VI. Uranus, the Magician
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
6:12
7
VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
6:53
8
Pluto, the Renewer
Colin Matthews; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
6:53
9
The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18 (Scena for Soprano and Orchestra)
Gustav Holst; Claire Rutter; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
18:37
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:30
"... an outstanding performance of the original Planets, astutely paced, full of vehemence and mystery, superbly recorded ... a must-buy."
- Los Angeles Times

"... The Mystic Trumpeter, a gorgeous setting for soprano and orchestra, deserves far more attention than it has received. Claire Rutter delivers the text with excellent diction and lovely tone ..."
- ClassicsToday.com

"... the most impressive performance of The Planets I've heard for quite a while. Added to this is a fine performance of The Mystic Trumpeter, perhaps the finest of Holst's long-neglected early works."
- BBC Music Magazine

This 2002 release of The Planets by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under David Lloyd-Jones has impressed critics as one of the finest interpretations of Holst's most famous work. But what make this album essential are the two other pieces included here: Pluto, the modern addition composed by Colin Matthews that premiered in 2000, and The Mystic Trumpeter, one of the most neglected of Holst’s major works. First performed in 1905 and revised by Holst in 1912, it remained unplayed and unpublished until the composer's daughter Imogen Holst and Matthews edited the music in 1979.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – 2xHD Studio Masters

Recorded on the 17th - 18th of February 2001 in the City Halls, Glasgow.
Producer: Andrew Walton (K&A Productions),
Engineer: Eleanor Thomason
Assistant Engineer: Peter Newble
Post-Production: Peter Newble & Andrew Walton
Booklet Notes: Colin Matthews
Publishers: Goodwin and Tabb (Tracks 1-7) and Faber (Tracks 8 and 9)

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme and Anne-Marie Sylvestre
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry
Graphics: André Perry and Sylvie Labelle

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