Gustav Holst | Compositions, The Music of Holst

Many people think that Gustav Holst only wrote for the orchestra. Yet although he was a masterful orchestrator, Holst also wrote many amazing pieces for choir, a few operas, and even some ballets.

This section of the website contains a complete list of pieces written and arranged by Gustav Holst. For some pieces, background information about its origin and other interesting facts have been supplied. Click on any of the links below to browse through the titles.

Ballet (or Choral Ballet)

Band (Military or Wind Band)

Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Orchestra (or String Orchestra)

Choral (with orchestra)

Choral (with varied accompaniment)

Choral (a cappella)


Incidental Music (or Film Music)

Keyboard Music


Full Orchestra

Solo Instruments (with orchestra)

Solo Voice (with varied accompaniment)