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For Mercury, inventor of the lyre

I beg to place before the world a playlist of songs in honour of the god Mercury. The keynote—struck at the beginning as well as the end—is Gustav Holst’s Hymn of the Travellers, which I’ve had occasion to refer to … Continue reading

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Holst

Holst’s The Planets is one of those belovèd musical pieces that has earned itself a solid place in the canon—from the stirring “Mars” to the sublime “Jupiter”, and not forgetting the gentle “Venus” and subtle, ætherial “Neptune”. I’ve made use … Continue reading

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