Composed between 1914 and 1918 by Gustav Holst, The Planets was first performed in the Queens Hall, London, on the 29th September 1918. Organist at Thaxted Parish Church between 1916 and 1925, Holst was to see the lead musical theme in the Jupiter suite evolve into the familiar hymn with the words “I vow to thee my country”. It is not a question as to whether or not he approved of the words, but a philosophical acceptance that the hymn would drift into English culture where it is loved and respected by all those who hear it. Indeed, that hymn today is actually known as Thaxted and the medieval market town of Thaxted is said by many to be the second home of Moorcroft.
To celebrate the centenary of the first performance of The Planets, designer, Vicky Lovatt, adapted her original 2012 design onto the respected 914/6 shape. Released as a limited edition of just 30 pieces worldwide, the Moorcroft vase has been named The Planets over Thaxted. Shown in a midnight blue sky, music scores drift over and among awesome yet stylized planets, placed dramatically over the black outline of Thaxted’s ancient buildings. Included are the 600-year old Guildhall and John Webb’s iconic windmill. The Planets over Thaxted is a dramatic work of art, alive with musical and astrological symbolism. Launched online in time for the centenary of the first performance of The Planets, some vases will be held back and then released in Thaxted Church itself during the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November this year.
- Designer: Vicky Lovatt
- Dimensions: H 14.50 x W 15.00 x D 15.00 cm
- Availability: Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery
- Product Width15.00cm
- Product Height14.50cm
- Product Depth15.00cm
- Designer:Vicky Lovatt
- Limited Edition Size:30