Holst: The Collector's Ed... has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £11.99

Holst: The Collector's Edition Box set

4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

Price: £14.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
34 new from £12.58 5 used from £13.83
£14.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Gustav Holst Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Holst: The Collector's Edition
  • +
  • Delius Box: 150th Anniversary
Total price: £42.61
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (4 Jun. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: PLG UK Classics
  • ASIN: B007QEHQY6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,712 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
8:02
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
7:26
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
3:48
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
7:59
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
8:22
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
6:27
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
6:22
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
0:56
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
3:39
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
2:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
3:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
14:38
Album Only
Disc 2
1
30
9:38
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
1:25
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
2:34
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
2:24
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
2:07
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
3:14
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
3:12
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
5:24
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
2:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
5:54
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
3:18
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
1:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
13
30
4:03
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
14
30
3:29
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
15
30
7:54
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
16
30
2:02
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
17
30
3:53
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
18
30
11:07
Album Only
Disc 3
1
30
8:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
17:15
Album Only
3
30
3:59
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
2:57
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
3:08
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
4:45
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
1:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
1:23
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
3:39
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
3:17
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
6:23
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
4:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
13
30
3:37
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
14
30
9:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
Disc 4
1
30
3:49
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
6:02
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
6:14
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
3:06
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
2:24
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
1:16
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
4:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
2:50
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
3:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
4:19
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
2:11
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
2:12
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
13
30
3:23
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
14
30
1:02
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
15
30
1:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
16
30
4:01
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
17
30
1:04
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
18
30
3:26
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
19
30
4:26
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
20
30
3:42
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
21
30
2:40
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
22
30
3:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
Disc 5
1
30
5:15
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
2:33
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
2:09
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
3:31
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
8:42
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
4:42
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
2:54
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
10:01
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
12:58
Album Only
10
30
5:32
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
18:44
Album Only
Disc 6
1
30
1:22
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
1:39
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
1:52
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
2:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
1:37
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
3:32
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
1:54
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
3:22
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
1:34
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
3:52
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
1:42
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
3:25
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
13
30
1:28
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
14
30
5:07
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
15
30
3:45
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
16
30
3:50
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
17
30
9:52
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
18
30
4:31
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
19
30
3:27
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
20
30
2:31
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
21
30
7:15
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
22
30
2:43
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
23
30
3:13
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 

Product Description

I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Excellent value - the only snag for me was that I already had several of these recordings on CD, but, even so, at £7 this was well worth buying to get hold of some of Holst's other pieces that have hardly ever been recorded.

These are mostly recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, but EMI's analogue recording quality was of a very high standard. The more familiar pieces (The Planets, The Perfect Fool music) are included in recordings that are as good as any ever made (conducted by Boult and Previn respectively). There are other great Holst pieces included that are just as good as The Planets but which are relatively neglected (Egdon Heath, Hymn of Jesus, Choral Fantasia, etc.). The unaccompanied choral music is done very well by the "Baccholian Singers" (actually a group of top-notch vocal soloists such as Ian Partridge) - this performance of The Homecoming is one of the few pieces I've heard where the singers are successful in adopting more-or-less plausible regional accents. And the two short operas are also well worthwhile.

I think I would have preferred Mehuhin's recordings (with the ECO) of the short suites (Beni Mora, etc.) to the Sargent performances that are included here, but that's a very minor quibble.

Anyone who likes The Planets and wants to hear other music by Holst should buy this - 6/7 hours at this price is great value.
Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A sound and extensive collection of Holst's music.
All of the perfences are alt least good and in many cases truly superb (Boult's The Planets & Choral Symphony, Previn's Egdon Heath, Sargent's Beni Mora and so on).
The sound varies, this is a compilation, but is never less than fine, not least due to using a mixture of new remastering and some of the fine remasters that have appeared over the last decade or so.
At the time of writing it's just £15.99.
The six page essay in the (multilingual) booklet is well written and informative and the one-page timeline is handy.
Recommended to all who love English music and who want to hear more than The Planets and St Paul's Suite.
2 Comments 41 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Andrew C. Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
On the first CD comes Holst's most popular work played well by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Adrian Boult, and The ballet music from 'The Perfect Fool' and the work that Holst thought amongst his best ' Egdon Heath' here played by the London Symphony Orchestra with Andre Previn. On CD 2 there are some of the works that portray the 'Englishness' of Holst - A Somerset Rhapsody,St Paul's Suite and Brook Green Suite and A Fugal Concerto. But also there is an Oriental Suite 'Beni Mora' - well worth discovering. For me a unique and wonderful experience is to be had in the 'Ode to Death'. with words by Whitman. I know nothing like it even among the greatest works of Holst. Two fine choral works begin CD 3 - Psalm 86 and a Choral Fantasia, and then lively merrymaking with fantastic military band music - all the instruments are heard at their best from someone who understood the band - four great suites. On CD 4 are some highlights of Holst's music for singers Including 'The Homecoming' words by Thomas Hardy and the prophetic 'A Dirge for Two Veterans' written shortly before the Great War. The Baccolian Singers of London provide deeply moving ensemble and solo singing in Six Choral Folk Songs and Six Choruses from medieval Latin. That CD is finished with church music - superb 'Turn back O man', 'Lullay my liking,' Personent Hodie' and the lovely carol setting - 'In the Bleak Midwinter.' CD5 has some magnificent choral works. The whole edition is accompanied by a very useful booklet. You will probably want to look for some of the words of the choral works and songs. This Holst edition contains a wealth or great orchestal and choral music with depth, played and sung by some of England's greatest musicians of the 20th century.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My headline sums up why I chose the rating. I love all the music. Of the pieces I already own and the recordings are not all recent, several are of better quality, to my ear. I know that this is a subjective matter but some seem thin. the sound-stage was vague and presence (that feeling either that its in your own room or you are in the auditorium )is wanting. I chose this compilation however, for the pieces I didn't already have and the price still made it a bargain. So, keeping this brief, I would say that if you want this selection of pieces at a good price and aren't too fussy about the sound recording quality this is a good buy.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My brother's copy of Mars on a 45 was my very early introduction to so called classical music. I knew much of the music in this collection already, but did not have copies of it, while others now languish on vynil. An old school friend of mine was conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, Immogen Host and David Wilcocks. There is not one disc here that does not contan something familiar, but it gives me so much more to explore.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Inexpensive MP3 purchase. CD version is not that costly but MP3 is a lot cheaper. If you like Holst you will probably like this.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Holst. I purchased this on mp3 as it was a lot cheaper than the physical article. It is well played and the recording is good.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse