Gustav Holst was born on 21st September 1874 in Cheltenham, England, although he composed many important musical works including the opera Sita, composed during 1899–1906; The Hymn of Jesus, for chorus and orchestra in 1917, he will always be best known for writing the Planets suite, the idea began in 1913, Holst was interested in astrology.
They planets were composed as follows.
Mars, the Bringer of War (1914)
Venus, the Bringer of Peace (1914)
Mercury, the Winged Messenger (1916)
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (1914)
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (1915)
Uranus, the Magician (1915)
Neptune, the Mystic (1915)
Gustav Holst died on the 25th May 1934