Free Background Music 34: Piano Version of ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’

We continue our Free Background Music series with Kate Kwok performing her own arrangement of I Vow to Thee My Country.

As with the other songs in the series, this song may be used for free for non-commercial purposes in your videos, presentations or other multimedia projects; you only need to provide a credited (see the information below). You can also use the music for free in monetized YouTube videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature). For more information about the terms and conditions for using the music, you can refer to the detailed Terms of Use.

Crediting this Work

Crediting information:

I Vow to Thee My Country: composition by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921); Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok (2015).

Download Links

If you are having downloading problems with the Box.com files, please refer to this page for possible solutions: Downloading Problems (Free Background Music Series).

Important Information about Copyright and Potential Disputes

The composition is now in the public domain (copyrights of the arrangement and the recording, however, are held by Kate. On YouTube, it is common to get false Content ID matches and copyright claims on original performances of public domain work. This is because one performance of a work tends to sound similar to another. If you get such a claim, you should dispute it, stating:

The composition for the song being claimed (I Vow to Thee My Country) is in the public domain worldwide. It was composed by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice in 1921. The recording is an original recording produced by longzijun and is performed by Kate Kwok, who is playing her own arrangement of the song. The recording is available for use for free for non-commercial purposes and in monetized YouTube videos that are otherwise non-commercial in nature as long as the music is properly credited, which I have done in the video description. The permission is given on the video page for the song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac2IiRNEr14), on the producer’s website (https://longzijun.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/new-background-music-song-piano-version-of-i-vow-to-thee-my-country/) and on this ToS page (https://longzijun.wordpress.com/music/free-background-music-series-terms-of-use/).

About the Song and Sheet Music

The music originally comes from from the Jupiter movement of Gustav Holsts’s orchestral suite The Planets. Mahler adapted his own music, creating this lovely and moving nostalgic song — I Vow to Thee My Country with lyrics by in 1921. It became popular in Hong Kong when it was used in a series of advertisements from watchmaker Solvil et Titus

Kate created the arrangement by ear (i.e., nothing is written down), so she didn’t write sheet music of it. However, Nate Billet transcribed her arrangement and posted the sheet music on Musescore: Sheet Music for I Vow to Thee My Country.

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3 thoughts on “Free Background Music 34: Piano Version of ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’

  1. Hi

    Absolutely beautiful.

    Kind regards,

    Janine Lusher Just Advertising

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    From: Longzijun Reply-To: Longzijun Date: Friday, 11 September 2015 11:41 am To: Janine Subject: [New post] New Background Music Song: Piano Version of ŒI Vow to Thee My Country¹

    WordPress.com longzijun posted: “We continue our Free Background Music series with Kate Kwok performing her own arrangement of I Vow to Thee My Country. The music originally come froms from the Jupiter movement of Gustav Holsts’s orchestral suite The Planets. Mahler adapted his o”

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