Holst Manuscript, 1910

Scope and Content

The document is a single page of the composer's holograph manuscript of the piano redaction of Beni Mora. It relates to the beginning of the second movement.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gustav Holst (1874-1934), composer and music teacher, was born in Cheltenham, and educated at the local grammar school and at the Royal College of Music. He taught at St Pauls Girls School, and composed many pieces, most notably The Planets. His daughter Imogen was educated at St Pauls and the Royal College of Music, and was among other appointments Director of Music at Dartington Hall, Devon. She wrote on a number of musical themes, but most significantly her father and Benjamin Britten, she being musical assistant to Britten for a number of years.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements


Accompanied by a note from Dr Imogen Holst recording the presentation.

Description compiled by Ian Mortimer, Archivist, 2 July 2001. Hub description entered by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 9 September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Single item.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Custodial History

Donated by the composer's daughter, Dr Imogen Holst, on the occasion of her receiving an honorary degree in literature from the University in June 1969

Related Material

Imogen Holst, Gustav Holst (Oxford, 1st ed, 1938; 3rd ed, 1986). Peter Cox and Jack Dobbs (eds), Imogen Holst at Dartington (Dartington, 1988).


The piece is published.