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View Poll Results: Favorite "Planet"
Mars, Bringer of War 17 27.87%
Venus, Bringer of Peace 6 9.84%
Mercury, The Winged Messenger 3 4.92%
Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity 8 13.11%
Saturn, Bringer of Old Age 5 8.20%
Uranus, The Magician 4 6.56%
Neptune, The Mystic 11 18.03%
None 2 3.28%
All, they are inseparable from each other 5 8.20%
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Favorite "Planet"?

Mars, Bringer of War



Venus, Bringer of Peace



Mercury, The Winged Messenger



Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity



Saturn, Bringer of Old Age



Uranus, The Magician



Neptune, The Mystic




I love the whole suite but I would go with Neptune for the haunting choir ending, which according to stage direction were meant to be in an adjacent room, as the choir fades a door was to be slowly closed.

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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bring the way, bring the motherfucking way.
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I like Mars. Just for the dramatic contrast. I imagine a fiery desert moon while listening. Plus the roman god of war is my idol.
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Oooooh, I love Neptune.
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Neptune.

Because it's so far out, man!
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In most polls on this piece, the top two would be Jupiter and Venus. I happen to know a lovely young lady that plays french horn, and Venus is her favorite because it's one of the loveliest pieces that feature that instrument...
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This is a really hard one. "Mars" is of course the most popular because it's been so overused but it really is a powerful, dramatic and striking piece, and a great way to open the suite. Even better then that Venus is so gentle and laidback. Great contrast.

If I had to choose, outside of Mars, it would be Saturn or Jupiter. I love the almsot doom-metal grind of Saturn, whereas the bouncy joy running through Jupiter, not to mention the speeding-up-dance part of it is pretty amazing.

So to answer your question I don't know, but this is one of my alltime favourite classical pieces ever, right up there with Rachmaninoff's Piano concerto No. 1...
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As much as I like mars, i much prefer the calmer pieces. Jupiter and Venus are the two that I love most.
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NO PLUTO????????? Pluto is a god damned planet, I will never believe other wise. My vote....Pluto.
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NO PLUTO????????? Pluto is a god damned planet, I will never believe other wise. My vote....Pluto.

Well, I'm sorry to break it to you, but if Pluto is a planet then the asteroids and comets are planets, but it's really not the point. Gustav Holst didn't compose a piece for Pluto or Earth, or any of the moons or the Sun or the corner grocery store for that matter

Pluto isn't even the largest body in the Kuiper Belt (Eris is). If it were closer to the sun it would have a comet-like tail. But again, we're talking about a work of music.
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