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Holst: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2: The Planets - Beni Mora - Japanese Suite

Manchester Chamber Choir, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis

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Beni Mora, Op. 29, No. 1  
1.1
I. First Dance
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
6:03
1.2
II. Second Dance
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
3:49
1.3
III. Finale. In the Streets of the Ouled Naïls
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
6:48
Japanese Suite, Op. 33  
1.4
I. Prelude. Song of the Fisherman
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
2:38
1.5
II. Ceremonial Dance
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
1:53
1.6
III. Dance of the Marionette
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
1:46
1.7
IV. Interlude. Song of the Fisherman
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
0:44
1.8
V. Dance under the Cherry Tree
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
2:47
1.9
VI. Finale. Dance of the Wolves
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
1:44
The Planets, Op. 32  
1.10
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
7:09
1.11
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
8:01
1.12
III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
3:56
1.13
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
8:23
1.14
V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
8:20
1.15
VI. Uranus, the Magician
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
6:01
1.16
VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Gustav Holst; Manchester Chamber Choir; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Davis
7:23
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:25
"... superb both musically and sonically ... highly recommended!"
- Fanfare

"… the BBC Philharmonic is simply outstanding ... as is the excellent sound …"
- American Record Guide

"... Uranus is done with an infectious sense of showmanship, while the miraculous shades and textures of Neptune are beautifully caught ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Five Stars ... (Beni Mora) offers opportunities that this team seizes wonderfully, as one gorgeous woodwind solo after another deftly conjures the composer's exotic surroundings ... Mercury scintillates, while the strange, remote sounds of Neptune are hauntingly captured."
- Classic FM

On this second volume devoted to the orchestral works of Gustav Holst, Sir Andrew Davis leads the BBC Philharmonic in a unique programme: The Planets, Holst’s orchestral tour de force, as well as two comparative rarities in the concert hall, the Japanese Suite and Beni Mora. This series demonstrates that Holst was a composer whose inventiveness and originality was not limited to one work.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 24 and 25 June 2010.
Recording producers: Ralph Couzens and Mike George
Sound engineer: Stephen Rinker
Assistant engineer: Phil Booth
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
Mastering engineer: Ralph Couzens
A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy
Front cover: Artwork by designer
Back cover: Photograph of Sir Andrew Davis by Jim Four
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Amanda Dorr
Publishers: J Curwen & Sons, Faber Music Ltd (Beni Mora), Boosey & Hawkes (Japanese Suite) and 1979 Curwen Edition, G Schirmer Inc (The Planets)

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