Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

Oehms: OC683

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Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

Label:

Oehms

Catalogue No:

OC683

Discs:

1

Release date:

12th Dec 2011

Barcode:

4260034866836

Length:

60 minutes

Medium:

SACD (download also available)

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel
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Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

transcribed for organ by Peter Sykes


Hansjörg Albrecht (organ)

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This is a very different version of such a famous orchestral work. This CD is a continuation of the Oehms Classics series of organ transcriptions. Hansjörg Albrecht plays the work on the St. Nikolai Organ in Kiel. The SACD recording gives a superb sound.

Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (arr. P. Sykes)

I. Mars, the Bringer of War

II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace

III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger

IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

VI. Uranus, the Magician

VII. Neptune, the Mystic

International Record Review

February 2012

“I was eager to listen to this disc and to find out whether the vast array of colours and excitement of the orchestral suite would transfer well to the organ. With few exceptions, yes, they do… If you can bear to have your view of The Planets changed for ever, I can highly recommend this disc.”

Sunday Times

1st January 2012

“The Planets is truly indestructible...Yet transcribing it for organ, as Peter Sykes has done, is even to give it a lift. What better instrument to evoke the solar system and creation’s mystery?...The tonal-dynamic range is prodigious. Ethereality, for Venus and especially Neptune (originally cast for organ), is no trouble at all.”

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