The Holst Pages        




            A Comprehensive Biography of Composer Gustav Holst with Correspondence and Diary Excerpts                      

(Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), 699+ pp.

                        Reviewed by Leon Bly in The WASBE Newsletter, XVI/4 (December, 2001), 19.

            From Kneller Hall to Hammersmith: The Band Works of Gustav Holst  (Tutzing, Germany: Haus Hans Schneider, 1990), 199+ pp.

                        Reviewed by Michael Short in Music and Letters, LXXII, 311 and by Wolfgang Suppan in Die Blasmusik, XL/9, 272 (in German).




            “Holst, Stock, and The Planets,”  Journal of the Conductors Guild, XXIV  (Winter/Spring-Summer/Fall, 2003, published 2004), 33-48.          

            “Early Performances at Kneller Hall of British Band Classics,” in Kongressberichte Bad Waltersdorf/Steirmark 2000/Lana/Suedtirol 2002

 (Tutzing, Germany: Haus Hans Schneider, 2003), 405-414.

            “Imogen Holst’s ‘The Unfortunate Traveller,’” in Kongressberichte Bad Waltersdorf/Steirmark 2000/Lana/Suedtirol 2002

(Tutzing, Germany: Haus Hans Schneider, 2003), 61-74.

            “The Kneller Hall Archives,” in Wolfgang  Suppan (ed.), IGEB Kongressbericht XII: Mainz, 1996

                        (Tutzing, Germany: Haus Hans Schneider, 1998), 11-30.

            “Military Music at the Festival of Empire,” WASBE Journal, III (December, 1996), 48-55.

            “Was This Holst’s First Band Work?” in Wolfgang Suppan (ed.), IGEB Kongressbericht XI: Abony 1994 (Tutzing, Germany: Haus Hans Schneider,

 1996), 353-362.

“JAC Somerville and the British Band in the Era of Holst and Vaughan Williams,” in Frank J. Cipolla (ed.) and Donald Hunsberger (ed.)

 The Wind Ensemble and Its Repertoire: Essays on the Fortieth Anniversary of the Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, NY:                               University of Rochester Press, 1995), 111-120.

            “James Causley Windram’s Military Band Settings of Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda,” Journal of Band Research,

 XXX/1 (Fall, 1994--published 1996), 69-77.

            “Fruehe Schallplatten Aufnamen der Werke fur Militaerblasorchester von Gustav Holst und Ralph Vaughan Williams,” IGEB Mitteilungsblatt,

Jahrgang 1990/2 (August, 1990), 235-241.

            “Gustav Holst’s Duet for Trombone and Organ,” International Trombone Association Journal,

                        XVIII/1 (Winter, 1990), 22-25.

            “The Holst Septet for Winds,” JBR, XXIV/1 (Fall, 1988), 52-58.

            “Sketches for A Moorside Suite,” JBR, XXII/2 (Spring, 1987), 1-6.

            “The Hammersmith Sketches,” College Band Directors National Association Journal, III/1 (Spring, 1986), 8-17.

            “The Premieres of  Hammersmith,” solicited for the premiere issue of the College Band Directors National Band Association

 Journal, I/1 (Spring, 1984), 18-27.

            “Thematic Borrowings in the Holst Band Works,” Journal of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles, IV/2 (Spring,

 1984), 28-29.

            “Gustav Holst’s Three Folk Tunes: A Source for the Second Suite in F,” JBR XIX/1 (Fall, 1983),                               1-4.

            “Gustav Holst: The Band Works in Retrospect,” JBASBWE, III (Spring, 1983), 10-18 and IV

                        (Fall, 1983), 13.

            “Early Performances of the Holst Suites for Military Band,” JBR, XVII/2 (Spring, 1982), 39-50.

            “Gustav Holst: The Other Works for Military Band,” JBR, XVI/2 (Spring, 1981), 1-12.




Edited Music:

            Gustav Holst, arr. G. E. Smith, ed. JCM: Country Song, Op. 22, No. 1 (London: Novello, 1998).



Article Contributor:

            Jeffrey Renshaw, “Seating Bands for the Music,” The Instrumentalist, LV/3 (October, 2000),

                        18-26 [contributed seating charts and commentary regarding Holst and Persichetti].


CD Notes:

            Cornerstones of the British Band Repertoire: Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Jacob (The Keystone Wind Ensemble,

 Jack Stamp and Paul Murrell, conductors), CITADEL CTD 88137, 1999