Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gustav Holst wrote a wind quintet

Gustav Holst wrote a wind quintet! It's not well known, and was in fact lost for many years. Written in 1903, the manuscript was rediscovered in 1978, and it received its official world premiere in 2006. More than a century between composition and performance, that must be some kind of record. Raymond Head seems to have edited the definitive edition, which is available from his web site.

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