G. Schirmer

Description

This is sure to be one of those orchestral transcriptions that finds a permanent place in the realm of concert band literature. Holst's ability to develop and explore folk melodies with rich, lyrical treatment is fully realized in this sterling example of the final phase of this remarkable composer's career. The smooth and peaceful declivities of the Prelude, the expressive Cantabile of the Air, and the sprightly 6/8 Dance combine to give your audience and your band a truly enriching experience. Enticing! (Grade 4) (7:00)