No one wants to be known as the perfect fool. In 1923 when Gustav Holst wrote an opera with that name, he gave rise to the same problem. "The Perfect Fool" wasn’t popular, and it makes you wonder why the composer, who has won the hearts of wind band fans with the 1st and 2nd Suites for Military Band at the top of the charts, would write an opera. Why go where Verdi and Wagner were the champions?
Capriccio Gustav Holst Philharmonia à Vent, John Boyd Suite From "The Perfect Fool", Opus 39 Gustav Holst US Marine Band, Colonel Michael Colburn Marching Song Gustav Holst North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon Japanese Suite, Opus 33 Gustav Holst Philharmonia à Vent, John Boyd First Suite in E-Flat Gustav Holst US Air Force Band, Lowell Graham Somerset Rhapsody Gustav Holst North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon