Kids Commute - BOOM Week! Friday

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KC 229 - BOOM Week! Friday: "Mars" from "The Planets" by Gustav Holst
Credit Mars: God of War by Wenceslas Hollar (1607-1677)

Happy Friday, Kids Commuters! Welcome to the last day of BOOM Week on IPR's Kids Commute! This week, we've been listening to big, loud, terrific pieces of music.

We'll end this week with a bang in "Mars"  from "The Planets" by English composer Gustav Holst.

You can hear the Interlochen Arts Academy Band perform "Mars", along with more musical treats and tricks, at our upcoming Kids Commute Live! Event October 20. Win tickets during MONSTER Week next week!

KC 229
"Mars: Bringer of War"
"The Planets"
Sir Simon Rattle/London Philharmonic

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Composer John Williams was inspired by Holst for his score for "Star Wars." Check out this comparison!