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Lordina The Soprano – I Vow To Thee, My Country

Lordina The Soprano – I Vow To Thee, My Country

In 1921 the composer Gustav Holst was asked to set the poem ‘I vow to thee, my country’ to music. Being overworked at the time, he was delighted to find that the words largely fitted the maestoso tune from the Jupiter movement of his orchestral suite The Planets.

The words were written in 1908 by the British diplomat Sir Cecil Spring-Rice (1859–1918) but were revised in 1918 to reflect the devastation caused by the Great War. ‘I vow to thee, my country’ is therefore regularly heard on Armistice Day.

Lordina The Soprano – I Vow To Thee, My Country

 

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