Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op.26 (Holst, Gustav)

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Group 3, H.99

 8. Hymn to the Waters
#270822 - 2.47MB - 1:51 -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 962x

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Carolus (2013/2/23)

 9. Hymn to Vena
#270821 - 1.78MB - 1:21 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 414x

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Carolus (2013/2/23)

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DuPage Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Performers:

North Central College Women's Chorale

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DuPage, IL: DuPage Symphony Orchestra

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 [tag/del]

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Performed 5 Fenruary 2005. From Internet Archive

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 Group 1, H.97
#191115 - 5.64MB, 30 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 3529x

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Schissel (2012/3/20)

 Group 2, H.98
#191101 - 4.78MB, 25 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1555x

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Schissel (2012/3/20)

 Group 3, H.99
#191116 - 4.87MB, 24 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2208x

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Schissel (2012/3/20)

 Group 4, H.100
#191117 - 4.01MB, 19 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1302x

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Schissel (2012/3/20)

PMLP329299-HolstOpus26n1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Stainer & Bell Ltd., 1911-12. Plates S. & B. Ltd. 1002, 1213, 1211, 1217.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
Alternative Title
Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.26 ; H.97-100
Movements/Sections 14 pieces in 4 groups
  • Group 1, H.97
1. Battle Hymn
2. To the Unknown God
3. Funeral Hymn
  • Group 2, H.98
4. To Varuna
5. To Agni
6. Funeral Chant.
  • Group 3, H.99
7. Hymn to the Dawn
8. Hymn to the Waters
9. Hymn to Vena
10.Hymn to the Travellers
  • Group 4, H.100
11. Hymn to Agni
12. Hymn to Soma
13. Hymn to Manas
14. Hymn to Indra
Year/Date of Composition 1908–1912
First Publication 1911 (Group 1); 1912 (Groups 2–4) – London: Stainer & Bell.
Librettist Composer, based on the Rig Veda (translated from Sanskrit)
Language English
Dedication 2 dedicatees
Group 2: To Edward Mason and his Choir
Group 3: Frank Duckworth and his Ladies' Choir, Blackburn.
Average Duration 38 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Choir (Women's Choir in Nos. 2 and 3, Men's in No.4), various accompaniments
External Links Gustav Holst.info (Choral with varied accompaniment)
Gustav Holst.info (Choral with orchestra)


Misc. Comments

Orchestrations: Group No.1 is for chorus and orchestra. Group 2 is "Three Hymns for Female Voices with accompaniment for orchestra, or piano with violins ad lib." - the violins, not the accompaniment. Group 3 is "Four Hymns for Female Voices, with Accompaniment for Harp or Piano". Group 4 is "Four Hymns for Male Voices, with Accompaniment for Piano or String Orchestra with Brass ad lib.". (This from an ad in the score.)

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