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




Group 3, H.99

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Barbara Schubert (conductor)
Performers North Central College Women's Chorale
Publisher Info. DuPage, IL: DuPage Symphony Orchestra
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Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell Ltd., 1911-12. Plate S. & B. Ltd. 1002, 1213, 1214, 1217.
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Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, 1911. Plate S. & B. Ltd. 1214.
Misc. Notes From the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University
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General Information

Work Title Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
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Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.26 ; H.97-100
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 5
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 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 DurationAvg. Duration 38 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 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."
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."
External Links Gustav (Choral with varied accompaniment)
Gustav (Choral with orchestra)