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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000228.txt from 2002/02

From: "Jim Hobby" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Holst: Songs Of The West
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 18:47:41 -0500

>Mark Charette wrote:
>Gustav Holst: Songs of the West Op 21/1 City of London Wind
>Brand LDR 1001 CD

I didn't spot this particular recording available for sale. I found a
number of references on the web to playing of the piece, often by a college
band. The composer reference seems to always be "Holst/Curnow." Was this
originally written for orchestra, and this is the "standard" (for want of a
better word) band arrangement? I know Holst's works cross platforms quite
often. Several years ago, I conducted both of the Suites for Military Band
in arrangements for orchestra. Worked fairly well.

Jim Hobby


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