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Sunday Music Treat

Yesterday was National Astronomy Day (actually there are two, one in spring and one in fall). English composer Gustav Holst composed the suite The Planets between 1914 and 1916, with eight movements, one for each planet in our solar system as known at the time (Pluto wasn't found until 1930 and has since been reclassified as a "plutoid"). Here's the movement for Jupiter, "The Bringer of Jollity," with Herbert Von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic:


Fans of piano Music and Scott Drayco will also be happy to know Holst also composed a version for two pianos, actually before the actual orchestrations:

      

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