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Mars - The Bringer of War
"A quiz based around "The Planets"."
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"Mars - The Bringer of War" is the first movement of "The Planets". How many movements are there in total?
"Jupiter - The Bringer of Jollity" was later adapted into a hymn/patriotic song with words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. What is the title of the hymn?
I Vow to Thee My Country
Abide With Me
Land of Hope and Glory
The fifth movement is "Saturn". What is Saturn the bringer of?
Which movement is sub-titled "The Magician"?
Why is Pluto not included in "The Planets"?
It hadn't been discovered at the time the work was written
It had been discovered but not yet named
The Disney Corporation claimed trademark rights on the title
It was included but Holst disliked that movement so gave instructions it should never be played
Movement three, "Mercury - The Winged Messenger" refers to him being the messenger of the Roman gods. Who was his Greek equivalent?
"Venus - The Bringer of Peace" is the second movement. As a goddess Venus is usually more associated which what?
"Neptune - the Mystic", the final movement, has an unusual (for the time) ending. What is this?
The orchestra stand and walk off stage still playing
The conductor leaves the stage before the orchestra has finished
The final bars are played by the lead violin only
Is "The Planets" written from an astrological or astronomical viewpoint?
(Type astrological or astronomical)
Gustav Holst wrote part of "The Planets" whilst living in which village in Essex?
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