27th July 2016




Imogen Holst: a life in music (rev. ed.), edited by Christopher Grogan, Woodbridge: Boydell, 2010


Imogen Holst at Dartington, The Dartington Press, editors Peter Cox and Jack Dobbs, first published 1988, ISBN 0 902386-13-1



Books written by Imogen Holst


Gustav Holst: A biography. London: Oxford University Press. 1938. OCLC 852118145. (revised edition 1969)


The Music of Gustav Holst. London: Oxford University Press. 1951. OCLC 881989. (revised editions 1968 and 1986, the latter with Holst’s Music Reconsidered added)


The Book of the Dolmetsch Descant Recorder. London: Boosey & Hawkes. 1957. OCLC 221221906.


The Story of Music, London: Rathbone. 1958. OCLC 2182017. (co-author with Benjamin Britten) Reissued as The Wonderful World of Music by Aldus books Ltd 1968.


Heirs and Rebels: Letters Written to Each Other, and Occasional Writings on Music, by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. London: Oxford University Press. 1959. OCLC 337514. (co-editor with Ursula Vaughan Williams):


Henry Purcell, 1659–1695: Essays on his Music. London: Oxford University Press. 1959. OCLC 602569. (editor)


Henry Purcell: the Story of his Life and Work. London: Boosey & Hawkes. 1961. OCLC 1200203.


Tune. London: Faber & Faber. 1962. OCLC 843455729.


An ABC of Music: a Short Practical Guide to the Basic Essentials of Rudiments, Harmony, and Form. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1963. ISBN 0-19-317103-1.


Your Book of Music. London: Faber & Faber. 1964. OCLC 170598.


Bach (“Great Composers” series). London: Faber & Faber. 1965. OCLC 748710834.


Britten (“Great Composers” series). London: Faber & Faber. 1966. OCLC 243904447.


Byrd (“Great Composers” series). London: Faber & Faber. 1972. ISBN 0-571-09813-4.


Holst, Novello short biographies, Novello and Co, 1972.


Conducting a Choir: a Guide for Amateurs. London: Oxford University Press. 1973. ISBN 0-19-313407-1.


Holst (“Great Composers” series). London: Faber & Faber. 1974. ISBN 0-571-09967-X. (second edition 1981)


A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst’s Music. London: Faber Music, in conjunction with G & I Holst Ltd. 1974. ISBN 0-571-10004-X.


A scrapbook for the Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham compiled by IH, publ. 1978 by Hugh Tempest Radford for the Holst Museum Trust in association with G & I Holst Ltd.


Imogen Holst also edited Collected Facsimiles Editions of her father’s works in four volumes, 1974, 1977, 1979 and 1983.


She also wrote numerous articles, pamphlets, essays, introductions and programme notes throughout her life. Many of these are found in her archive – please consult the online archive catalogue for details.