We continue our Featured Guest series with Kate Kwok performing her own arrangement of I Vow to Thee, My Country by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921). This is a beautiful piano arrangement that evokes a strong feeling of nostalgia.
This song is the 34th song in the Free Background Music series. It is Kate’s own arrangement of a classical work by Gustav Holst. The music originally comes from from the Jupiter movement of Gustav Holsts’s orchestral suite The Planets. Holst adapted his own music, creating this lovely and moving nostalgic song — I Vow to Thee, My Country— in 1921.
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.
I Vow to Thee, My Country: composition by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921); Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok (2015).
Music Download Links
- MP3 file 320 kbps, 48 khz (Box)
- MP3 file 320 kbps, 48 khz (OneDrive)
- WAV file (Box)
- WAV file (Google Drive)
- WAV file (One Drive)
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 might 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/).
Related Songs in the Series
- See: List of All Songs
- Preview: Background Music Tracks 1-23
- Preview: Background Music Tracks 23-44
- Preview: Short Instrumental Themes for Intros and Credits
Return to Music
2 thoughts on “Free Background Music 34: I Vow to Thee, My Country”
Janine Lusher Just Advertising
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”
A truly beautiful arrangement. Thank you.