Gustav Holst | Compositions, The Music of Holst

(1928) Fugue à la Gigue

This piece is published by Boosey and Hawkes.

This is an arrangement of J.S. Bach's Fugue in G major. Holst wanted to do this arrangement as a part of a commission from the BBC for new pieces for wind band. He arranged the Bach Fugue and later composed Hammersmith to fulfill the commission.

There is also an orchestral version of this arrangement, which was premiered in 1930 with Holst as conductor.