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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His music was influenced by his interest in English folk songs and Hindu mysticism, hammefsmith era composers like Strauss and Deliusand avante-garde composers of his time like Stravinsky and Schoenberg. Michalsky, “Fanfare After 17th Century Dances”. Don’t have an account?

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. As for the river, when he had known it since he was a student, when he paced up and down outside William Morris’ house, discussing Ibsen with earnest young socialists.

E Major set against F minor. Kevin Puts, “Millennium Canons”. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Geoffrey Brand Concucts Hammersmith. 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 ahmmersmith nearly 30 years.

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During all the years since then, his favorite London walk had been along the river-path to Chiswick. Streams Videos All Posts.


As the Scherzo closes, the reflective mood of the Prelude reemerges to conclude the work on a note of contentment and tranquillity. Hammersmith in its original incarnation, Holst later re-wrote it for symphony orchestra remained unpublished and did not receive another performance until nearly 22 years later. Trauersinfonie by Richard Wagner.

Hammersmith Prelude & Scherzo

An hoost barge worker and an an artist, a duality that obviously appealed to Holst. Those who knew nothing of this forty-year-old affection for the Hammersmith district of London were puzzled at the title. Genre Band Music Classical. Sign In or Create an Account.

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Hammersmith has generated a lot of scholarship and general chatter. You do not currently have access to this article. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Hammersmith by Gustav Holst – Wind Band Literature

Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 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.

The Prelude representing the inexorable, “unnoticed and unconcerned” river is slow and unconcerned, reflecting a duality in its very key: Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

The music and mood of the Prelude returns at the end of the composition, bringing us back to the great slow-moving river, passing relentlessly out to sea. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.


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. The work is not program music. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Imogen Holst provides program notes in the score: May 25,London, United Kingdom Instrumentation: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

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.

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

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The Prelude section of this work evokes the quiet river flowing, apparently unconcerned and often unnoticed, through Hammersmith. It was not until the early s that his career as a composer began to take off.