Vernon Handley

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    Holst: The Planets, suite for orchestra and female chorus, Op.32, H.125 (Mars: The Bringer of War)Vernon Handley
    Carnival of the Animals: VII. Aquarium (Featured in "Days of Heaven")Vernon Handley
    Carnival of the Animals: I. Introduction and Royal March of the LionVernon Handley
    Carnival of the Animals: XIII. The SwanVernon Handley
    Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op.32, H.125: I. Mars: The Bringer of WarVernon Handley


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        One of England's busiest and most recorded conductors of the late 20th century, Vernon Handley emerged in the 1970s as the successor to Sir Adrian Boult and Sir John Barbirolli as the leading exponent of English music. Like Boult before him, he made a career specialty out of performing and recording symphonic music from England, some of it well known and much of it overlooked by previous generations of conductors and audiences. Vernon George Handley was educated at Balliol Co... Read more

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