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