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If you've got The Planets and you're looking for more music by Holst, this is the disc to get. Or, rather, the pair of discs to get because this two-disc set contains most of Holst's great music beyond The Planets in performances that range from the sprightly to the weighty to the definitive. Christopher Hogwood, the driest of the English period instrument conductors, directs the American St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in what can only be called sprightly performances of Holst's delightful St. Paul Suite and his effervescent A ...

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  1. Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100: No. 3, H99 (Third Group). 1. Hymn to the dawn
  2. Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100: No. 3, H99 (Third Group). 2. Hymn to the waters
  3. Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100: No. 3, H99 (Third Group). 3. Hymn to Vena
  4. Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100: No. 3, H99 (Third Group). 4. Hymn to the travellers
  5. Sávitri, chamber opera, Op. 25, H. 96
  6. Partsongs (7) for soprano, female chorus & strings, Op. 44, H. 162
  7. The Evening-watch, for chorus, Op. 43/1, H. 159
  8. A Fugal Concerto, for flute, oboe & string orchestra, Op. 40/2, H. 152
  9. St. Paul's Suite, for strings, Op. 29/2, H. 118
  10. The Perfect Fool, opera & ballet, Op. 39, H. 150: 1. Introduction - Dance of Spirits of Earth
  11. The Perfect Fool, opera & ballet, Op. 39, H. 150: 2. Dance of Spirits of Water
  12. The Perfect Fool, opera & ballet, Op. 39, H. 150: 3. Dance of Spirits of Fire
  13. Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172
  14. The Hymn of Jesus, for 2 choruses, female semi-chorus & orchestra, Op. 37, H. 140
  15. A Moorside Suite, for brass band, H. 173
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