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Holst- World in Union - world in union Jazz analysis

Harmonic jazz like analysis of Gustav Holst’s beautiful theme THAXTED from Jupiter, one of the 7 movements from his orchestral suite "The Planets" . The tune became very popular in1991 when it was used as the theme song for the 1991 Rugby World Cup . It was then called World in Union.


4 versions of the Jupiter/World  in Union theme by Gustav Holst from "The Planets" are included in the PDF download:

  • 1) Lead sheet + Jazz like chord symbols
  • 2) Lead sheet + Roman Numerals -helps to understand the harmony
  • 3) Notated chord version - notated piano voicings if you are not sure of the chord constructions
  • 4)  Notated Soul version- with added 9ths and suspensions