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catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 01:29 PM
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Poll question: Favorite Movement of "The Planets"?
Since we have recently seen the vindication of Holst's refusal to make a movement for Pluto when it was discovered, I thought we could all celebrate by voting/discussing our favorite movement of this masterpiece.

Poll result (11 votes)
Mars, the Bringer of War (2 votes, 18%)Vote
Venus, the Bringer of Peace (1 votes, 9%)Vote
Mercury, the Winged Messenger (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (5 votes, 45%)Vote
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Uranus, the Magician (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Neptune, the Mystic (3 votes, 27%)Vote
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  - "Jupiter" is also the melody for "I Vow to Thee, My Country"  CBHagman   Sep-05-06 10:03 AM   #1 
  - Venus  fortyfeetunder   Sep-16-06 11:15 PM   #2 
  - Jupiter! I love the sound and it brings up good memories of 2nd grade.  Odin2005   Mar-21-10 12:01 AM   #3 
 
CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 10:03 AM
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1. "Jupiter" is also the melody for "I Vow to Thee, My Country"
I remember at Mass once we sang a hymn -- the name escapes me -- and I realized the tune was the same as that slow, majestic passage in "Jupiter." It's also the basis for what was reportedly Princess Diana's favorite hymn, "I Vow to Thee, My Country."

After I looking at Wikipedia, I see the tune is known as Thaxted, and it is so listed in Worship, the traditional hymnal we use at mass, along with the newer Gather.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Vow_to_Thee,_My_Country
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 11:15 PM
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2. Venus
Having been on both sides of the pit per se with this work, this is the most relaxing and peaceful movement.



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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 12:01 AM
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3. Jupiter! I love the sound and it brings up good memories of 2nd grade.
It was the theme song of a PBS children's science show at 10 AM we watched.
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