Vocal music
Instrumental music
Incidental music

Work for choir (52)

Song, lied (9)

Opera (8)

Work for soloist (10)

Work for chamber orchestra (7)

Work for orchestra (23)

Work for orchestra with soloist (5)

not qualified (6)

Ballet (3)

Film score (1)

Creative activity

Creative activity

based on dated works only

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Duration of the works

(average or estimed)

 Number of works

1892

42 years

1933

 

Number of works

 

Duration of the works (average or estimed)

Dated works

1933

age 59
Work for orchestra

Brook Green Suite


Work composed for chamber orchestra and string orchestra

1. Prelude

2. Air

Work for orchestra with soloist

Lyric Movement


Work composed for viola and small orchestra

Work for orchestra

Scherzo


Work composed for orchestra

Work for choir

Come live with me


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

O Spiritual Pilgrim


Work composed for chorus a cappella

1932

age 58
Work for orchestra

Jazz-bande Piece


Capriccio, composed for orchestra

Work for choir

8 Canons


Work composed for chorus a cappella

1. If You Love Songs

2. Lovely Venus

3. The Fields of Sorrow

4. David's Lament for Jonathan

5. O Strong of Heart

6. Truth of All Truth

7. Evening on the Moselle

8. If 'Twere the Time of Lilies

1931

age 57
Work for choir

Wassail Song


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Film score

The Bells


Work for choir

6 Choruses, Opp. 53


1. Intercession, Op. 53 No. 1

2. Good Friday, Op. 53 No. 2

3. Drinking Song, Op. 53 No. 3

4. A Love Song, Op. 53 No. 4

5. How Mighty are the Sabbaths, Op. 53 No. 5

6. Before Sleep, Op. 53 No. 6

1930

age 56
Work for choir

A Choral Fantasia, Op. 51


Fantasy, composed for chorus and orchestra

Work for choir

12 Welsh Folk Songs


Work composed for chorus a cappella

1. Lisa Lan

2. Green Grass

3. The Dove

4. Awake, Awake

5. The Nightingale and Linnet

6. The Mother-In-Law

7. The First Love

8. O 'twas on a Monday morning

9. My Sweetheart's Like Venus

10. White Summer Rose

11. The Lively Pair

12. The Lover's Complaint

Work for soloist

2 Pieces


Work composed for piano

1. Nocturne

2. Jig

Work for orchestra

Hammersmith, Op. 52


Work composed for military orchestra

1929

age 55
Work for orchestra with soloist

Double Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra, Opp. 49


1. Scherzo, Op. 49 No. 1

2. Lament, Op. 49 No. 2

Song, lied

12 Songs, Opp. 48


Work composed for voice and piano

1. Persephone, Op. 48 No. 1

2. Things Lovelier, Op. 48 No. 2

3. Now in These Fairylands, Op. 48 No. 3

4. The Thought, Op. 48 No. 4

5. The Floral Bandit, Op. 48 No. 5

6. A Little Music, Op. 48 No. 6

7. Envoi, Op. 48 No. 7

8. The Dream City, Op. 48 No. 8

9. In the Street of Lost Time, Op. 48 No. 9

10. Rhyme, Op. 48 No. 10

11. Journey's End, Op. 48 No. 11

12. Betelgeuse, Op. 48 No. 12

Opera

The Wandering Scholar, Op. 50


1928

age 54
Work for orchestra

Fugue à la Gigue


Work composed for military orchestra

Work for orchestra

A Moorside Suite


Work composed for military orchestra

1927

age 53
Work for orchestra

Egdon Heath, Op. 47


Work composed for orchestra

Work for soloist

2 Folk Song Fragments, Opp. 46 No. 2


Work composed for piano

1. O! I hae seen the roses blaw, Op. 46 No. 2.1

2. The Shoemakker, Op. 46 No. 2.2

Work for choir

Man born to toil


Work for choir

Eternal Father


Incidental music

The Coming of Christ


1. First Song of the Host of Heaven

2. Song of the Four Angels

3. Second Song of the Host of Heaven

4. First Song of the Kings

5. Second Song of the Kings

6. The Antiphonal

7. The Song of the Coming of Christ

Ballet

The Morning of the Year, Op. 45 No. 2


1926

age 52
Work for soloist

Chrissemas Day in the morning, Op. 46 No. 1


Work composed for piano

Ballet

The Golden Goose, Op. 45 No. 1


1925

age 51
Work for choir

4 Hymns for Songs of Praise


1. O Valiant Hearts

2. In This World, the Isle of Dreams

3. Onward, Christian Soldiers

4. I Sought Thee Round About, O Thou My God

Work for choir

7 Partsongs, Opp. 44


Folksong

1. Say, Who Is This?, Op. 44 No. 1

2. O Love, I Complain, Op. 44 No. 2

3. Angel Spirits of Sleep, Op. 44 No. 3

4. When First We Met, Op. 44 No. 4

5. Sorrow and Joy, Op. 44 No. 5

6. Love on My Heart from Heaven Fell, Op. 44 No. 6

7. Assemble, All Ye Maidens, Op. 44 No. 7

Work for chamber orchestra

Terzetto


1924

age 50
Work for choir

First Choral Symphony, Opp. 41


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1. Prelude: Invocation to Pan, Op. 41 No. 1

2. Song and Bacchanal, Op. 41 No. 2

3. Ode on a Grecian Urn, Op. 41 No. 3

4. Scherzo: Fancy, Op. 41 No. 4

5. Folly's Song, Op. 41 No. 5

6. Finale, Op. 41 No. 6

Work for soloist

A Piece for Yvonne


Work composed for piano

Work for soloist

Toccata


Work composed for piano

Work for choir

Sing me the men, Op. 43 No. 2


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

The Evening Watch, Op. 43 No. 1


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Opera

At the Boar's Head, Op. 42


texts by Gustav Holst

Premiere on 1925-04-03

1923

age 49
Work for orchestra with soloist

A Fugal Concerto, Opp. 40 No. 2


Work composed for flute, oboe, piano and orchestra

1. Moderato, Op. 40 No. 2.1

2. Adagio, Op. 40 No. 2.2

1922

age 48
Work for orchestra

A Fugal Overture, Op. 40 No. 1


Work composed for orchestra

1921

age 47
Ballet

The Lure, or The Moth and the Flame


1920

age 46
Incidental music

7 Choruses from the Alcestis of Euripides


1. O Paian wise!

2. Daughet of Pelias, fare thee well

3. Oh, a House that loves the stranger

4. Ah me! Farewell

5. Advance, advance

6. I have sojourned in the Muses' land

7. There be many shapes of mystery

Incidental music

The Sneezing Charm


1. Prelude

2. Song

1919

age 45
Work for choir

Ode to Death, Op. 38


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Work for choir

Short Festival Te Deum


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1918

age 44
Work for choir

I vow to thee, my country


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Opera

The Perfect Fool, Op. 39


texts by Gustav Holst

1917

age 43
Work for choir

3 Carols


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1. Christmas Song, “On this Day”

2. I Saw Three Ships

Work for choir

The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1916

age 42
Work for choir

Diverus and Lazarus


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

6 Choral Folk Songs, Opp. 36b


Work composed for chorus a cappella

1. I Sowed the Seeds of Love, Op. 36b No. 1

2. There Was a Tree, Op. 36b No. 2

3. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Op. 36b No. 3

4. The Song of the Blacksmith, Op. 36b No. 4

5. I Love My Love, Op. 36b No. 5

6. Swansea Town, Op. 36b No. 6

Work for choir

3 Festival Choruses, Opp. 36a


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Op. 36a No. 1

2. Turn Back, O Man, Op. 36a No. 2

Work for choir

Bring us in good ale, Op. 34 No. 4


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

Of one that is so fair, Op. 34 No. 3


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

Lullay my liking, Op. 34 No. 2


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

This have I done for my true love, Op. 34 No. 1


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

Terly Terlow


Work for chamber orchestra

Phantasy Quartet on British Folksongs, Op. 36


Song, lied

4 Songs for tenor and violin, Opp. 35


1. Jesu Sweet, Now will I Sing, Op. 35 No. 1

2. My Soul Has Nought but Fire and Ice, Op. 35 No. 2

3. I Sing of a Maiden, Op. 35 No. 3

4. My Leman is So True, Op. 35 No. 4

1915

age 41
Work for choir

Nunc dimittis


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for orchestra

Japanese Suite, Opp. 33


Work composed for orchestra

1. Prelude: Song of the Fisherman, Op. 33 No. 1

2. Ceremonial Dance, Op. 33 No. 2

3. Dance of the Marionette, Op. 33 No. 3

4. Interlude: Sing of the Fisherman, Op. 33 No. 4

5. Dance under the Cherry Tree, Op. 33 No. 5

6. Finale: Dance of the Wolves, Op. 33 No. 6

Work for choir

Dirge and Hymeneal


1914

age 40
Work for orchestra

The Planets, Opp. 32


dedicated to Imogen Holst

Work composed for orchestra

Premiere on 1918-09-29

1. Mars, the Bringer of War, Op. 32 No. 1

2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace, Op. 32 No. 2

3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger, Op. 32 No. 3

4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, Op. 32 No. 4

5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age, Op. 32 No. 5

6. Uranus, the Magician, Op. 32 No. 6

7. Neptune, the Mystic, Op. 32 No. 7

Work for choir

A Dirge for Two Veterans


1913

age 39
Work for choir

The Swallow leaves her nest


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

Hymn to Dionysus, Op. 31 No. 2


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1912

age 38
Work for choir

2 Psalms


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1. To My Humble Supplication

2. Lord, Who Hast Made Us for Thine Own

Work for choir

Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Fourth Group, Opp. 26


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1. Hymn to Agni, Op. 26 No. 1

2. Hymn to Soma, Op. 26 No. 2

3. Hymn to Manas, Op. 26 No. 3

4. Hymn to Indra, Op. 26 No. 4

1911

age 37
Work for orchestra

Suite No. 2 in F, Opp. 28 No. 2


Work composed for military orchestra

1. March, Op. 28 No. 2.1

2. Song without words: I'll love my love, Op. 28 No. 2.2

3. Song of the Blacksmith, Op. 28 No. 2.3

4. Fantasia on the Dargason, Op. 28 No. 2.4

Work for choir

Hecuba's Lament, Op. 31 No. 1


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Work for orchestra

Phantastes, Op. 29 No. 2


Work composed for orchestra

Work for orchestra with soloist

Invocation, Op. 19 No. 2


Work composed for cello and orchestra

Work for choir

Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (I), Opp. 26


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Composed from 1909

1. Battle Hymn, Op. 26 No. 1

2. To the Unknown God, Op. 26 No. 2

Work for choir

2 Eastern Pictures


1. Spring

2. Summer

1910

age 36
Work for choir

Christmas Day


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Work for orchestra

Morris Dance Tunes


Work composed for chamber orchestra

1. Set I: Bean Setting

2. Laudnum Bunches

3. Country Gardens

4. Constant Billy

5. Trunkles

6. Morris Off

7. Set II: Rigs o' Marlow

8. Bluff King Hal

9. How d'ye do, sir?

10. Shepherd's Hey

11. The Blue

12. Morris Off

Incidental music

The Pageant of London


Work for choir

Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Third Group, Opp. 26


1. Hymn to the Dawn, Op. 26 No. 1

2. Hymn to the Waters, Op. 26 No. 2

3. Hymn to Vena, Op. 26 No. 3

4. Hymn of the Travellers, Op. 26 No. 4

Work for chamber orchestra

3 Pieces, Opp. 2


1909

age 35
Work for orchestra

Suite No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 28 No. 1


Work composed for military orchestra

Work for orchestra

Beni Mora, Opp. 29 No. 1


Work in E minor, composed for orchestra

1. First Dance, Op. 29 No. 1.1

2. Second Dance, Op. 29 No. 1.2

3. Finale: In the street of Ouled Naïls, Op. 29 No. 1.3

Work for choir

The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Incidental music

Stepney Pageant, Op. 27b


Incidental music

The Vision of Dame Christian, Opp. 27a


1. Prelude, Op. 27a No. 1

2. First Chorus: "Knowest thou not the warning", Op. 27a No. 2

3. Hymn: "Oh let us render thanks to God above", Op. 27a No. 3

4. Choral Dance: "How shall we tell of him", Op. 27a No. 4

5. Finale, Op. 27a No. 5

1908

age 34
Opera

Savitri, Op. 25


texts by Gustav Holst

Chamber opera

Work for choir

In youth is pleasure


Work composed for chorus a cappella

1907

age 33
Song, lied

The Heart Worships


Melody, composed for voice and piano

Work for orchestra

A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 No. 2


Work composed for orchestra

Song, lied

Hymns from the Rig Veda, Opp. 24


Work composed for baritone and piano

1. Ushas, Op. 24 No. 1

2. Varuna I, Op. 24 No. 2

3. Maruts, Op. 24 No. 3

4. Indra, Op. 24 No. 4

5. Varuna II, Op. 24 No. 5

6. Song of the Frogs, Op. 24 No. 6

7. Vac, Op. 24 No. 7

8. Creation, Op. 24 No. 8

9. Faith, Op. 24 No. 9

10. Battle Song, Op. 24 No. 10

11. Manas, Op. 24 No. 11

12. Funeral Hymn, Op. 24 No. 12

Work for choir

A Welcome Song


Work for choir

4 Old English Carols, Opp. 20b


1. A Babe is Born, Op. 20b No. 1

2. Now Let Us Sing, Op. 20b No. 2

3. Jesu, Thou the Virgin, Op. 20b No. 3

4. The Saviour of the World, Op. 20b No. 4

1906

age 32
Work for orchestra

Songs of the West, Op. 21 No. 1


Work composed for orchestra

Work for orchestra

2 Songs without words, Opp. 22


Melody, composed for chamber orchestra and string orchestra

1. Country Song, Op. 22 No. 1

2. Marching Song, Op. 22 No. 2

Work for chamber orchestra

7 Scottish Airs


1905

age 31
Work for choir

Home they brought her warrior dead


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for choir

3 Hymns for the English Hymnal


1. In the Bleak Midwinter

2. From Glory to Glory Advancing

Work for choir

Songs from The Princess, Opp. 20a


Work composed for chorus a cappella

1. Sweet and Low, Op. 20a No. 1

2. The Slendour Falls, Op. 20a No. 2

3. Tears, Idle Tears, Op. 20a No. 3

4. O Swallow, Swallow, Op. 20a No. 4

5. Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal, Op. 20a No. 5

Work for orchestra with soloist

A Song of the Night, Op. 19 No. 1


Work composed for violin and orchestra

1904

age 30
Song, lied

The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18


Work composed for soprano and orchestra

1903

age 29
Work for choir

King Estmere, Op. 17


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

Song, lied

6 Songs, Opp. 16


Work composed for voice and piano

1. Calm is the Morn, Op. 16 No. 1

2. My True Love Hath My Heart, Op. 16 No. 2

3. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains, Op. 16 No. 3

4. Lovely Kind and Kindly Loving, Op. 16 No. 4

5. Cradle Song, Op. 16 No. 5

6. Peace, Op. 16 No. 6

Work for chamber orchestra

Quintet in A-flat major, Op. 14


Work for orchestra

Indra, Op. 13


Work composed for orchestra

1902

age 28
Song, lied

6 Songs, Opp. 15


Work composed for baritone and piano

1. Invocation to the Dawn, Op. 15 No. 1

2. Fain Would I Change That Note, Op. 15 No. 2

3. The Sergeant's Song, Op. 15 No. 3

4. In a Wood, Op. 15 No. 4

5. Between Us Now, Op. 15 No. 5

6. I Will Not Let Thee Go, Op. 15 No. 6

Work for choir

5 Partsongs, Opp. 12


Folksong, composed for chorus a cappella

1. Dream Tryst, Op. 12 No. 1

2. Ye Little Birds, Op. 12 No. 2

3. Her Eyes The Glow - Worm Lend Thee, Op. 12 No. 3

4. Now is the Month of Maying, Op. 12 No. 4

5. Come To Me, Op. 12 No. 5

Opera

The Youth's Choice, Op. 11


1901

age 27
Work for soloist

2 Pieces


Work composed for piano

1. Fancine

2. Lucille

1900

age 26
Work for choir

Ave Maria, Op. 9b


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Work for orchestra

Symphony in F, Opp. 8, “The Cotswolds”


Work composed for orchestra

1. Allegro con brio, Op. 8 No. 1

2. Elegy, Op. 8 No. 2

3. Scherzo, Op. 8 No. 3

4. Finale, Op. 8 No. 4

1899

age 25
Work for orchestra

Ballet Suite in E-flat, Opp. 10


Work composed for orchestra

1. Danse rustique, Op. 10 No. 1

2. Waltz, Op. 10 No. 2

3. Scène de Nuit, Op. 10 No. 3

4. Carnival, Op. 10 No. 4

Work for orchestra

Walt Whitman, Op. 7


Work composed for orchestra

Opera

Sita, Op. 23


1898

age 24
Song, lied

Örnulf's Drapa, Op. 6


Work composed for baritone and orchestra

1897

age 23
Work for orchestra

A Winter Idyll


Work composed for orchestra

Work for choir

5 Partsongs, Opp. 9a


Folksong, composed for chorus a cappella

1. Love is Enough, Op. 9a No. 1

2. To Sylvia, Op. 9a No. 2

3. Autumn, Op. 9a No. 3

4. Come Away, Death, Op. 9a No. 4

5. A Love Song, Op. 9a No. 5

Work for choir

Clear and Cool, Op. 5


Work composed for chorus and orchestra

1896

age 22
Work for choir

Light leaves whisper


Work composed for chorus a cappella

Song, lied

4 Songs, Opp. 4


Work composed for voice and piano

1. Margrete's Cradle Song, Op. 4 No. 1

2. Slumber Song, Op. 4 No. 2

3. Softly and Gently, Op. 4 No. 3

4. Awake, my Heart, Op. 4 No. 4

Work for chamber orchestra

Quintet in A minor, Op. 3


Opera

The Idea


1895

age 21
Work for soloist

2 Dances


Work composed for piano duet

1. Allegretto

2. Ländler

Opera

The Revoke, Op. 1


1894

age 20
Work for chamber orchestra

Short Trio in E


1893

age 19

1892

age 18
Work for soloist

Arpeggio Study


Work composed for piano

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