Best known for his popular orchestral suite, “The Planets,” Gustav Holst was an early century English composer. He set music to a poem by Christina Rosetti “In the Bleak Midwinter” which has become a beloved Christmas song.
Gustav Holst: The Planets/Edward Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance Marches Nos. 1, 4 & 5 [CD]
Gustav Holst: The Planets; The Perfect Fool [CD]
Venus, from Gustav Holst's Planet Suite, being played by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.