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Take a look back at the amazing festival of classical music associated with the British Monarchy, used at the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2 1953.
"I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above, Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love..." When added to the hymn-like music in Holst's Jupiter, these words make up the popular hymn. The orchestral version was performed at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, but since Holst reworked the music to fit the text, the piece will forever carry the wonderfully patriotic associations.
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