Thursday, August 24, 2006

Gustav Holst was Lucky!

Holst wrote his lovely composition, The Planets, before Pluto was discovered. The piece has seven movements (all the known planets exept the earth), and ends with Neptune. If there had been a Pluto movement, some people wouldn't know what to do with it now, and I'll bet there would even be suggestions to play the piece without it. Lucky Holst has not been caught in any such controversy.

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