Mercury, the Winged Messenger by Gustav Holst (The Planets)


The Planets, a suite with seven movements, was written by the English composer Gustav Holst between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is meant to represent a different planet: This one, the third movement, is meant to represent the planet Mercury.

Much of the video footage for this piece is taken from NASA’s mission to Mercury – interestingly, named Messenger