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HOLST, Gustav (1874-1934)
EGDON HEATH
Concert Classics Series GMCL132

Catalogue Number: GMCL132

Difficulty level: E What's this?

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Orchestration
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, Contra Bassoon, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C or Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba,
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

An extremely atmospheric tone poem depicting the heath portrayed in Thomas Hardy's novel "The Return of the Native". "A place perfectly accordant with man's nature - neither ghastly, hateful, nor ugly; neither common-place, unmeaning nor tame; but, like man, slighted and enduring; and withal singularly colossal and mysterious in its swarthy monotony!" (Thomas Hardy - The Return of the Native).
Holst regarded this work as his masterpiece, although the public preferred "The Planets"! This edition is faithful to Holst's original; he indicated that the following instruments were optional - 2nd oboe, Contra bassoon, Horns 3 and 4, Trumpet 3 and Tuba.
Duration: 12 minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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