All Saints CEVA
Primary School & Nursery


Holst Music Compositions Year Five

Year Five have been learning about the ‘Planet Suite’ by the English composer Holst.

During this half term, we have listened carefully to the seven movements (all named after planets in our solar system). Holst gave a different characteristic to each of the planets and his music reflects these characteristics.

We have used Holst’s music as an inspiration to compose our own. We have used different layers to create atmosphere: some are hash and ‘war-like’ while others are calm and reflect a more peaceful planet. Listen to our compositions. Can you tell which planets we have written each composition for?