Thaxted by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Arranged for Woodwind Quintet by Matthew Prins
Scored for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F and Bassoon
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Thaxted started out as a theme from the Jupiter movement of Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets. Later, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Holst himself adapted poems to fit the tune, and today over 20 hymns, patriotic songs and other settings are set to Thaxted. This woodwind quintet arrangement stays true to Holst's work and allows each of the instruments a chance to carry part of the tune's engaging melody.