March from Suite No. 1
By Gustav Holst / arr. Deborah Baker Monday
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
This lively march comes to us from one of Holst’s most popular works, the First Suite in E-flat for Military Band written in 1909. Two contrasting themes---a crisp, marcato in D and a lyrical, legato theme in G---thrill listeners. The powerful finale of the march, back in D, uses both melodies layered on top of one another. The lyrical section features the cellos and violas and all parts are interesting. This title is available in SmartMusic.