Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity

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From Gustav Holst's The Planets suite. Probably the best known of all of them. XD

From http://www.aquarianage.or g/lore/holst.html:
"The spirit of this music is very much in keeping with the astrological significance of Jupiter as the planet of benevolence and generosity. This Jupiter has no thunderbolts to hurtle down on us, but only knowing smiles and a wink or two. He has come down from Olympus to flirt with beauties in the mortal realm and, if flirtation leads to something more, so much the better. We hear him chasing but not catching the ladies. He invites all to dance, then seems not to favour any one of them any more than the others --- one of those men who loves all women because they are women and for no other reason. The music emerges from its cavorting, twirling and gambolling out onto a central plateau of graceful dance music, then sinks back into the carefree patterns of before."


I liek Jupiter the best

Of all the 9 Planets songs by Holst I like Jupiter the most, particularly the the soothing melodies in the middle, and you took those and emphasized them to the extreme! Great work.

I love Jupiter

You have to speed up the song though. At this speed it gets boring with those long held out notes and doesn't drive. Some of your instruments are not strong enough.
That melody in the beginning with the brass is very weak.

I played this song in marching band it was fucking amazing.

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3.01 / 5.00

Nov 14, 2008
9:38 PM EST
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7.6 MB
8 min 21 sec

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