i contemplated not blogging this evening, but then i thought about my poor, poor grade, and how it suffers so.
i enjoy the beginning of this movement because it is very cosmic--just like holst intended, i'm sure. it feels like we're in the movie star wars, and we're flying at the speed of light through the galaxy. it must be the fast moving strings. then the horns come in, victorious and vibrant, like the jedi knights after a tough battle.
so a similar jolly melody sticks around for awhile until a stately andante section arrives. it feels very motivational to me, like Hans Solo giving Luke Skywalker a nice little pep talk. the music takes on two bar subphrases that swell, and flow like it's liquid music or something.
when this section is through, a rather reflective section is played by some select winds and strings. i can't think of a decent star wars analogy, but it's kind of like that time Darth Vader says "Luke, I am your father" and it's really sentimental, you know? that's how it feels.
the faster melody returns, and we're back in the milennium falcon. it's fantastic...