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Imogen Holst


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Imogen Clare Holst, CBE was a British composer and conductor, and sole child of composer Gustav Holst. She was brought up in west London and educated at the Froebel Demonstration School and St Paul's Girls' School, where her father was director of music. She worked with Herbert Howells before entering the Royal College of Music (RCM) in 1926 to study composition with George Dyson and Gordon Jacob, harmony and counterpoint with Ralph Vaughan Williams, and conducting with William H. Reed. She won several prizes for composition including the Cobbett Prize for a string quartet (1928).

She was appointed a fellow of the RCM in 1966, an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in 1970 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1975. She received honorary doctorates from the universities of Essex (1968), Exeter (1969), and Leeds (1983).



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Imogen Holst : Conducting a Choir - A Guide for Amateurs : 01 Book : Imogen Holst :  : 9780193134072

Imogen Holst : Conducting a Choir - A Guide for Amateurs

Review: Imogen Holst (1907-1984), the daughter of the composer Gustav Holst, was a much-loved source of inspiration for the many musicians and students who encountered her over the years at the Dartington Summer School of Music and the Aldeburgh Festival. In this book, originally published in 1973, she sets out clearly and concisely--and often amusingly--a wealth of practical information that will be of particular interest to the amateur conductor. She gives precise and detailed advice on the technique of conducting, how to form and train a choir, the presentation and rehearsal of music, and how to approach public performances and competitions. Her final chapter offers suggestions for the actual rehearsal of choruses from Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Handel's l'Allegro, and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb.


6284b 01 Book $24.95 Beginning Choral Educators

Imogen Holst : Six Traditional Carols Second Set : 01 Songbook : Imogen Holst :  : 9780195366419 : 9780195366419

Imogen Holst : Six Traditional Carols Second Set

Review: These short simple settings are intended for beginning choirs where the singers may still be in the early stages of trying to read their notes. Each part is easy enough to be learnt by rote if necessary and each setting is short enough for choirs to learn by heart.

Songlist: O Little Town of Bethlehem, In Dulci Jubilo, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, This Endris Night, Lord Jesus Has A Garden, Joseph Dearest

7466b 01 Songbook $4.95

Imogen Holst : Six Traditional Carols : Sheet Music : Imogen Holst :  : 9780193532045

Imogen Holst : Six Traditional Carols

Review: Arresting harmonies and unpredictable dynamic contrasts make for some most rewarding arrangements by the legendary choral composer, conductor and arranger. Each part is easy enough to be learnt by rote if necessary and each setting is short enough for to learn by heart for caroling after dark.

Songlist: O Magnum Mysterium, Glory to God in the Highest, Good Tidings to the Meek, O Let the Nations Be Glad, Return Unto Thy Rest, Thou Hast Given Him, Thrice Happy They (Felices ter)

9647b Sheet Music $6.95 Christmas Arrangements for 3 Parts

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