: holst choral hymns from the rig veda
||Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||Op.26 ; H.97-100
||14 pieces in 4 groups
- 1. Battle Hymn
- 2. To the Unknown God
- 3. Funeral Hymn
- 4. To Varuna
- 5. To Agni
- 6. Funeral Chant.
- 7. Hymn to the Dawn
- 8. Hymn to the Waters
- 9. Hymn to Vena
- 10.Hymn to the Travellers
- 11. Hymn to Agni
- 12. Hymn to Soma
- 13. Hymn to Manas
- 14. Hymn to Indra
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1911 (Group 1); 1912 (Groups 2–4) – London: Stainer & Bell.
||Composer, based on the Rig Veda (translated from Sanskrit)
- Group 2: To Edward Mason and his Choir
- Group 3: Frank Duckworth and his Ladies' Choir, Blackburn.
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||Choir (Women's Choir in Nos. 2 and 3, Men's in No.4), various accompaniments
||Gustav Holst.info (Choral with varied accompaniment)|
Gustav Holst.info (Choral with orchestra)
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.)