The Planets (2004)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Ambiance, Instrumental Music  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Composer Gustav Holst wrote his symphony The Planets in a series of acts, each act representative of a planet and musically based on the astrological signs associated with that planet. In this release, filmmaker Rhodri Huw weaves together numerous disparate, metaphoric images into a kaleidoscope of visuals, which draw out the symbology Holst attributed to each celestial body, one planet at a time. This release also features contemporary composer Colin Matthew's added movement Pluto the Renewer, which extends Holst's technique to the planet Pluto. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales provides musical accompaniment.



orchestra, symphony