Francesco Marchetti has just submitted 'Mars: Bringer of War' from Gustav Holst 'The Planets' Suite.
Holst brings us face to face with the horror of war in the most-famous movement in the Planets suite. Part of this will sound familiar to science fiction fans as there have been variations of this piece in various films. The relentless and aggressive march in 5/4 time evokes the martial rhythm of military drums and underscores the menacing melody. Ample use of GPO brass instruments reinforces the militaristic tone, with high trumpet fanfares rising above the ominous lower brass.
This is a work in progress and Francesco plans to finish the movement. In the meantime, please post your comments. If there are suggestions to improve this mockup, please share your thoughts.