I Vow to Thee, My Country (arr Knorr)

From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Geoff Knorr)

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Geoff Knorr
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00; (digital) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50; (digital) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Based on Thaxted by Gustav Holst.

- Program Note from score

Thaxted is a hymn tune by the English composer Gustav Holst, based on the stately theme from the middle section of the Jupiter movement of his orchestral suite The Planets and named after Thaxted, the English village where he resided much of his life. He adapted the theme in 1921 to fit the patriotic poem "I Vow to Thee, My Country" by Cecil Spring Rice, but that was as a unison song with orchestra. It did not appear as a hymn-tune called Thaxted until his friend Ralph Vaughan Williams included it in Songs of Praise in 1926.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • East Texas Baptist University (Marshall) Symphonic Band (Nathan G. Phillips, conductor) - 20 November 2020
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Richard Mark Heidel, conductor) – 29 February 2020
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 16 February 2020
  • Concordia University (Chicago, Ill.) Wind Symphony (Richard Fischer, conductor) - 2 November 2018

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