I Vow Thee, My Country

I Vow to Thee, My Country is a British patriotic song on a poem by Sir Cecil Spring, written in 1921. Holst adapted the music from a section of Jupiter, from his suite The Planets, to create a setting for the poem. The melody was slightly extended so as to fit the words correctly. At the request of the publisher, he made a version as a unison song with orchestra. This was probably first performed in 1921 and became a common element at Armistice memorial ceremonies, especially after it was published as ... more

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