Gustav Theodore Holst was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed many other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between and In the last movement the. Gustav Theodore Holst was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed many other works across a. Gustav Holst's 'The Planets': a guide · Mars surface red planet. 1. Mars, the Bringer of War · venus. 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace · mercury planet holst. 3. Gustav Holst, original name Gustavus Theodore Von Holst, also called Gustav Theodore Holst, (born Septem, Cheltenham. The Planets, Op. 32, orchestral suite consisting of seven short tone poems by English composer Gustav Holst. Its first public performance took place in Known primarily for his popular orchestral composition, The Planets, Gustav Holst embraced a wide variety of musical models, from Arthur Sullivan. Holst – The Planets playlist · 1. Mars (extract) · 2. Venus (extract) · 3. Mercury (extract) · 4. Jupiter (extract) · 5. Saturn (extract) · 6. Uranus (extract) · 7. Dick and Dom explore Holst's piece about war from the cockpit of a spaceship. Gustav Holst was a British composer best known for his orchestral suite 'The. Gustav Holst began composing his most famous work The Planets in , alternating between a cottage near the village of Thaxted in Essex and the.