The Joy Of Holst is a fantastic collection of 11 original and newly-arranged pieces by the great English composer, Gustav Holst . This album for solo Piano includes Nocturne, In The Bleak Midwinter , selections from his masterpiece The Planets and excerpts from The Perfect Fool and Somerset Rhapsody . 'The Joy Of...' series is a constantly growing collection of musical editions that is now recognised and loved throughout the world. Originally defined by the editorial hand of renowned teacher, arranger and musicologist Denes Agay, the series continues to reflect his influence and covers a wide variety of musical genres including the classics, folk, jazz, blues, ragtime and children#s music. New titles are constantly being added to an already extensive range, ensuring that 'The Joy Of...' series continues to be a vital growing treasury of the world#s best music. Students and teachers all over the world have welcomed 'The Joy Of...' books for their imaginative choice of material, consistent settings and accessible, large-format style.