Arranger LARSON, LLOYD
Composer HOLST, GUSTAV
Voicing/Instrument HNDBL SACRED 3-5 OCT
Publisher HOPE PUBLISHING COMPANY
The hymn tune, known as THAXTED, was composed by the British composer Gustav Holst in his orchestral suite titles "The Planets." In recent years it has been paired with Michael Perry's text and regularly been included in hymnals and sung in worship services across all denominational lines. Lloyd Larson's festive arrangement maintains the inherent regal nature of the tune while probiding fresh harmonic color and interpretation to this memorable melody.