HAMMERSMITH HOLST PDF

HAMMERSMITH HOLST PDF

Nineteen long years passed between the composition of Holst’s last two works for winds, the Second Suite in F and the masterful Hammersmith. Commissioned. is the unique story of ‘ Hammersmith, a Prelude and Scherzo for. Military Band’, Op. 52, by Gustav Holst, written in London in. I, first performed at Pittsburgh. HAMMERSMITH’ AND. THE TWO WORLDS OF GUSTAV HOLST. BY ROBERT CANTRICK. WHEN a major work by a prominent British.

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Holst was to have conducted the first perfomance at the third annual convention of the American Bandmasters Association, but he was forced to cancel his appearance due to illness. Sign In or Create an Account. Don’t have an account? Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Hammersmith; Moorside Suite; Suite No. Concerto for cello; Holst: The raucous good humor of the Saturday night crowds, the street vendors hawking their wares, and the often chaotic mood of city life are all given their due in the overlapping snatches of musical lines that are passed between the instrumental sections.

Hammersmith is a Prelude and Scherzo, its composition a result of Holst’s long familiarity with the Hammersmith metropolitan borough of London, which sits on the Thames River.

The work is not program music. Those who knew nothing of his forty-year-old affection for the Hammersmith district of London were hklst at the title. The Prelude gives way to the Scherzo section, which paints a musical picture of the lively and good-natured people who populate the Hammersmith section of London.

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Gustav Holst (–) | Hammersmith

Streams Videos All Posts. The most impressionistic of Holst ‘s compositions for band, Hammersmith shows the apogee of his compositional skill and understanding of the expressive capabilities of the concert band. His music was influenced by his interest in English folk songs and Hindu mysticism, late-Romantic era composers like Strauss and Deliusand avante-garde composers of his time like Stravinsky and Schoenberg.

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. In Hammersmiththe river is the background to the crowd: As the Scherzo closes, the reflective mood of the Prelude reemerges to conclude the work on a note of contentment and tranquillity.

Hammersmith has generated a lot of scholarship and general chatter. During all the years since then, his favorite London walk had been along the river-path to Chiswick. It was not until quite recently that the original Marine Band parts were uncovered, as can be seen below. Michalsky, “Fanfare After 17th Century Dances”.

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It conveys the concert band away from the limitations of the parade field and creates a solid foundation for band repertoire to take its place as a serious musical medium. Please enable JavaScript in hammersmifh browser to use the site fully. Holst arranged Hammersmith for orchestra inand premiered in the same year, to a notably negative reaction; according to gustavholst.

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Gustav Holst – Hammersmith Prelude & Scherzo

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British Wind Band Classics. Genre Band Music Classical. Originally written for military band, Hamkersmith was later transcribed for orchestra and received its premiere performance in that form in Remember me from NYC? Curiously, the original and more effective version for band was not performed until20 years after Holst ‘s death.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Holst’s Complete Music for Military Band. Composed in on commission from the BBC, Gustav Holst ‘s Hammersmith is a two-part tone poem that creates a musical impression of the Hammersmith section of London where Holst taught school for nearly 30 years. Most users should sign in with their email address. Christopher Theofanidis, “I wander the world in a dream of my own making”.

Nineteen long years passed between the composition of Holst’s last two works for winds, the Second Suite in F and the masterful Hammersmith.

Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo for military band (also version for orchestra), Op. 52, H. 178

You do not currently have access to this article. You could not be signed in. It was not until the early s that his career as a composer began to take off. The Praise of King Olaf: