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Old 09-04-2018, 09:12 AM   #16
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Another bit of trivia. The opening section of The Planets 'Mars' was written in 5/4 time (five beats to each bar rather than the most commonly-used four).

In the Kabbalah/Tree of Life, the fifth sphere also corresponds to Mars and all the attributes associated with the planet, esoterically/astrologically speaking.

I don't know whether that's pure coincidence or done by Holst deliberately.
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