Shedd Choral Society 2223 Holst
The Shedd Choral Society
Gustav Holst: Six Choral Folk Songs
Tue Jun 20, 7:30-8:15 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Eye Center
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Gustav Holst
Six Choral Folksongs Op. 36B (1916)
Collected by George Gardiner
Arranged for mixed voices by Gustav Holst
- I Sowed the Seeds of Love
- There Was a Tree
- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
- Song of the Blacksmith
- I Love My Love
- Swansea Town
Gustav Holst Gustav Holst (1874-1934), together with his friend Ralph Vaughan Williams and many other English composers, embraced their country’s rich folk song heritage by arranging the tunes for choirs, bands and orchestras. Holst, particularly famous for his huge orchestral suite The Planets, used a number of British folk songs in his compositions and also arranged them for choir. In his hands, these six folk songs, collected by Scottish folklorist George Barnet Gardiner, are transformed into imaginative and elegant works of choral literature.
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Amy Adams, director
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Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor