Hymn to the Dawn (from The Rig Veda, Group 3, No. 1)
Item Number: 00-GMOD00287
Format: Choral Octavo
Voicing: SSAA with Harp/Piano
By Gustav Holst
The Rig Veda is a collection of sacred hymns of praise composed in Vedic Sanskrit. In 1907 Gustav Holst purchased a copy of the second edition of Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith’s translation of the texts. These texts inspired Holst, through his genuine interest in ancient Indian culture, to compose four sets of songs based on the Rig Veda. Hymn to the Dawn is part of the third set.