Holst: The Planets; Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance Marches (CD)

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner

Rapt and refreshing performances of these English works by Neville Marriner. They have nobility, a sense of occasion, menace where required and above all, a perhaps unequalled deftness, most notable in ‘Mercury, The Winged Messenger’.

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Gustav Holst: The Planets, op.32
1. Mars, the Bringer of War
2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6. Uranus, the Magician
7. Neptune, the Mystic

8. Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D, Op.39, No.1

9. Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 in G, Op.39, No.4

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Neville Marriner

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