The Planets – Mars – Ms Fletcher's Music Blog

The Planets – Mars

| Posted in Music

NASA’s Perseverance rover will touch down on Mars February 18 at approximately 12:55 PM, so let’s listen to Mars, the Bringer of War by English composer Gustav Holst. 

Angry and ominous, Holst’s first movement of The Planets represents the Roman god of war, Mars. The craggy rhythms and pulsing drum beats give the music a military feel. Enjoy the wonderful listening guide presented by London’s Philharmonia Orchestra.