Theme from Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Holst)

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Gustav Holst’s The Planets is a favorite of concert-goers and has been a source of inspiration. Jupiter’s stately theme is one of the most beloved melodies from this suite. James L. King III’s arrangement is traditional, effective, and tasteful for intermediate pianists.

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This arrangement of the stately theme from Gustav Holst’s Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity, from The Planets, Op. 32, No. 4, also known as Thaxted, is in a traditional style for intermediate players. The hymn I Vow to Thee, My Country uses this melody. The Rugby World Cup also uses this melody for its anthem, World in Union.

Key: C Major

Mood: majestic, stately

Pedagogy: legato phrasing, keeping intensity at a slow tempo

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