Holst: At the Boar’s Head (1925)
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Shakespeare's Falstaff in music
7. Holst: At the Boar’s Head (1925)
For his one act opera, Holst wrote his own libretto, assembling the story from episodes set at the Boar's Head Inn from the two parts of 'Henry IV'. Three of the melodic passages are original, otherwise, Holst devised his score from reworking folk tunes.