About The Hidden Holst

Credit: The Holst Birthplace Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council


Joseph Fort speaker

For Holst, especially in his earlier works, melodies needed to be more than just ‘tunes’. As a disciple of Wagner’s music, Holst believed that the key melodies needed to be true themes – themes that could signify hidden meanings and ideas. Drawing on extracts from The Hymn of Jesus and The Cloud Messenger, musicologist Joseph Fort will reveal a new side to this wonderful repertoire.