Gustav Holst was one of the most renowned English composers of the 20th century. His two suites for military band are now staples in today’s wind ensemble repertoire. Tapspace artist John Herndon has done a fantastic job of adapting the second movement of Holst’s Second Suite in F for percussion ensemble and piano.
Based on the Cornish folk song I’ll Love My Love, this movement lulls and swells its way through the key of F-minor in order to portray the turbulent emotions of lost love. Herndon has orchestrated this movement brilliantly, capturing the essence of Holst’s original piece, with the percussion now taking center stage.
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