Gustav Holst | Compositions, The Music of Holst

(1892) Arpeggio Study

Following his rejection from Trinity College, Holst was sent by his father to Oxford to study counterpoint with organist George Frederick Sims. This piece was a direct result of the counterpoint studies, and was performed at the end of his studies there, under the title, A Study in E minor. Biographer Michael Short notes that the received so well that it was encored twice!