Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
Gustav Holst 4: English Composers Who Loved Folk Songs
Both Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams loved using folk music in their music. They were inspired by a "folk song revival" started by an English musician named Cecil Sharp collected thousands of folk tunes from around England in the early 1900's.
Gustav Holst 3: Music for Students
St. Paul's Girls' School in London has a sign that says: "Gustav Holst wrote The Planets and taught here." Holst composed his St. Paul's Suite for the student orchestra at St. Paul's Girls' School. Many other composers wrote music for students to perform.
Gustav Holst 2: The Planets
Astronomy is the science that studies the sun, moon, planets, and other objects in the sky. Astrology is not a science - it tries to show how objects in the sky affect people's lives on earth. Gustav Holst loved astrology, and he composed his Planets to be musical pictures of human nature.
Gustav Holst 1: About Gustav Holst
Born into a family of composers, Gustav Holst wanted to follow in their footsteps. His career included playing in orchestras and serving as head of music at St. Paul's Girls' School for almost thirty years while also composing.
Modest Mussorgsky 5: Halloween Music
Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.
Modest Mussorgsky 4: Music from Russian Operas
Many pieces of music from Russian operas have become much more famous in the concert hall than on the opera stage. Some of these pieces include Tchaikovsky's Waltz and Polonaise from , Alexander Borodin's Polovstian Dances from , and Sergei Prokofiev's march from .
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