An updated edition of this classic text originally published in 1975. The guide was written to coincide with an upsurge in interest in the music of Holst that prompted the publication of many previously lesser-known works. Dickinson's was a remarkable critical mind. He was an early advocate of the work of Vaughan Williams, and this piece-by-piece analysis of the work of Gustav Holst is as comprehensive as it is detailed and authoritative.
This updated edition has been edited by Alan Gibbs, a former student of Dickinson, preserving the original text with the minimum of alterations. You will find over 150 musical examples and a selection of photographs previously unpublished.