Holst Tempi


I. Mars

Main tempo: Quarter = 160

[VI]: Half = 80 (quarter value stays the same)

5 before [XI]: Half = 80

[XI]: back to quarter = 160

II. Venus

Adagio: quarter = 60 ~ 64

Andante: quarter = ~72

Meno mosso: quarter = ~66

Largo and Animato: just watch J

Adagio (come prima): quarter = 60~64

Andante: quarter = ~72

Tempo I: quarter = 60 ~ 64

III. Mercury

Vivace: dotted quarter = 134

IV. Jupiter

Quarter = 144

[V]: quarter stays the same!! Conducted in 3.

[VI] stringendo over 8 bars to dotted half note = 66

[VII] same as beginning

Andante Maestoso: quarter = 72

[X] like beginning

[XV]: dotted half = 72 (conducted in 1!)

[XVII]: quarter = 72

Presto: quarter = 152

V. Saturn

Adagio: quarter = 62~64

[I] Poco animato: quarter = ~68

[II] like beginning

Animato sections: quarter = 126 (suddenly!!!)

L’istesso tempo: quarter stays at 126 (“stesso” = same)

[V] Andante: quarter = ~68

VI. Uranus

Allegro: dotted half = 122

Lento: quarter = ~62

Largo: quarter = ~60

VII. Neptune

Andante: quarter = ~60

Allegreto: quarter = ~68

Bonus: photo of Gustav Holst watching you practice.


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