Brook Green Suite - 3. Dance

By: Gustav T. Holst
For: String quartet
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Composer
Gustav T. Holst
Year of composition
1933
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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One of the last works Gustav Holst completed before his death was this Brook Green Suite for string orchestra. Written for the St. Paul's Girls' School where he had taught since 1905, the suite was the companion piece for his earlier St. Paul's Suite for string orchestra (1912-13). Named after the part of Hammersmith in which Holst lived, the Brook Green Suite is as easy to play as it is to hear, having been written for the school's junior orchestra. Based on folk song or folk-song-like melodies set to conservative harmonies, the suite is in three movements: a fast-ish Prelude, a beguiling slow Air, and a lightly rhythmic final "Dance." Although clearly not one of Holst's self-consciously "great" works, the Brook Green Suite would appeal to listeners who enjoy his earlier St. Paul's Suite and Benjamin Britten's later Simple Symphony.

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Pavane, Op.50, Slavonic Dance, Op.72 No.2, Marche Militaire, Op.51 No.1, Of The Father's Love Begotten, The Nutcracker - Overture, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Maple Leaf Rag, O Little Town Of Bethlehem (2), Kinderszenen, Op.15 No.11 Furchtenmachen (Frightening), Swan Lake - Dance of the Cygnets, A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 "The Wedding March", A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 - Nocturne, Lohengrin - The Bridal Chorus, A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 "The Wedding March", In Dulci Jubilo, Children's Corner, No.6 The Golliwog's Cake-Walk, La Damnation de Faust - Rakoczy March, Orchestral Suite No.3 - 4. Bourree, The Stars And Stripes Forever, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 4. Bourree I and II, La Cinquantaine, Morning Has Broken, Symphony No.25 - 2. Andante, Children's Corner, No.6 The Golliwog's Cake-Walk, Good King Wenceslas, Brandenburg Concerto No.5 - 2. Affettuoso, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Brandenburg Concerto No.5 - 1. Allegro, Birthday Minuet, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 3. Adagio, Song Without Words No.27 "Funeral March" Op.62 No.3, Rosamunde - Ballet Music No.2, Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6, Water Music Suite No.2 in D, The Merry Wives of Windsor - Overture, Tales From The Vienna Woods, Kinderszenen, Op.15 No.7 Traumerei (Dreaming), Who Let The Cows Out?, Die Fledermaus (The Bat) - Overture, O Christmas Tree, Marche Militaire, Op.51 No.1, Bethena - A Concert Waltz, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 7. Badinerie, The Manhattan Beach March, Symphony No.29 - 2. Andante, Le Coucou, I Got The Blues, Kinderszenen, Op.15 No.13 Der Dichter Spricht (The Poet Speaks), Sonata in A, KV 331 - 1. Andante grazioso (Theme and variations), Berceuse, Op.16, Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 - No.3 Melodie, String Serenade - 2. Waltz, Espana - 2. Tango, Suite Bergamasque - No.3 Clair de Lune, Deck The Halls, Piano Sonata in A "Alla Turca" - 3. Rondo, Jingle Bells, Gymnopedie No.1, Habanera from "Carmen", Trumpet Tune, The Washington Post March, Preludes, Book 1 No.8 - The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, Serenade No.10 , Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 1. Largo; Allegro molto, Thais - Meditation, L'Autunno ("Autumn") - 3. Allegro, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, The Liberty Bell March, Holberg Suite - 4. Air, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 6. Theme and variations, The Gladiator March, We Three Kings, Siegfried Idyll, Humoresque, Op.101 No.7, Emperor Waltz, Trombone Johnsen, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 5. Romanze, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 3. Sarabande, Orchestral Suite No.3 - 2. Air, L'Estate ("Summer") - 2. Adagio, Presto, Sleepy Sidney, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Lohengrin - The Bridal Chorus, Radetzky March, Op.228, String Sonata No.1 - 2. Andante, Angels From The Realms of Glory, Holberg Suite - 5. Rigaudon, Holberg Suite - 2. Sarabande, Policy King, L'Estate ("Summer") - 1. Allegro non molto, Symphony No.29 - 3. Menuetto, Orchestral Suite No.3 - 5. Gigue, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 7. Rondo - Allegro molto, Brandenburg Concerto No.2 - 2. Andante, The Entertainer, Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins - 3. Allegro, Brandenburg Concerto No.6 - 1. Allegro, A Thousand And One Nights, L'Estate ("Summer") - 3. Presto, A Cyclone in Darktown, El Capitan, Hands Across The Sea, Joy To The World, Artist's Life Waltz, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 6. Menuet, Chanson Triste, Op.40 No.2, Canon in D, Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep, L'Inverno ("Winter") - 3. Allegro, Symphony No.25 - 1. Allegro con brio, The Ragtime Dance, Christians, Awake!, Brandenburg Concerto No.5 - 3. Allegro, The Carnival of the Animals - The Swan, L'Inverno ("Winter") - 1. Allegro non molto, L'Autunno ("Autumn") - 1. Allegro, The Magic Flute - March, The First Noel, Ode To Joy, O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis), L'Inverno ("Winter") - 2. 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Largo ma non tanto, La Marseillaise, The Sleeping Beauty - Waltz, Symphony No.29 - 4. Allegro con spirito, In The Bleak Mid-Winter, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, La Primavera ("Spring") - 3. Allegro: Danza pastorale, L'Autunno ("Autumn") - 2. Adagio molto, Symphony No.25 - 3. Menuetto, Symphony No.40 - 4. Allegro assai, The Marriage of Figaro - Overture, The Amazon Rag, The Blue Danube Waltzes, Lullaby, La Primavera ("Spring") - 2. Largo, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 - Scherzo, The Flight of the Bumble Bee, Roses From The South, Once in Royal David's City, Symphony No.29 - 1. Allegro moderato, The Holly And The Ivy, Babes in Toyland - March of the Toys, Unto Us A Child Is Born, Wine, Women and Song, Rosamunde - Ballet Music No.2, Silent Night, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 2. Rondeau, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 2. Menuetto; Trio 1; Trio 2, Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade, The Blue Danube Waltzes, Angels We Have Heard On High, William Tell - Overture, I Saw Three Ships, Symphony No.40 - 1. Allegro molto, Brandenburg Concerto No.6 - 2. Adagio ma non tanto, Slavonic Dance, Op.46 No.7, O come, O come, Emmanuel, Brandenburg Concerto No.3 - 2. Adagio - Allegro, Symphonie Fantastique - 2. Un Bal, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 1. Overture, Away In A Manger, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 5. Polonaise and Double, Solomon - Act III, Sinfonia "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba", Symphony No.40 - 2. Andante, Auld Lang Syne, The Coventry Carol, Symphony No.25 - 4. Allegro, Water Music Suite No.3 in G, Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6, Carmen - Act 1: Prelude, The Barber of Seville - Overture, Symphony No.40 - 3. Menuetto, Slavonic Dance, Op.46 No.8, O Little Town Of Bethlehem (1), Brandenburg Concerto No.2 - 1. Allegro, O Holy Night and 1812 Overture

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