Gustavus Theodore von Holst (1874-1934)was an English composer.
He wrote operas, including Savitri (1916) and At the Boar's Head 1925, ballets, choral works, including Hymns from the Rig Veda (1911) and The Hymn of Jesus (1920), orchestral suites, including The Planets (1918), and songs.
He was a lifelong friend of Ralph Vaughan Williams, with whom he shared an enthusiasm for English folk music. His musical style, although tonal and drawing on folk song, tends to be severe.
Why is Gustav Holst famous?
Gustav Holst is famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.