World In Union

We’re in the middle of the Rugby World Cup and this afternoon Scotland beat Japan 45-10 at Kingsholm. I’ve decided therefore to play the official theme of the Rugby World Cup, World In Union, written by Charlie Skarbek to a theme from the Jupiter movement of Holst’s The Planets suite.

This song has been recorded by many artists for subsequent tournaments including Ladysmith Black Mambazo and P J Powers for the 1995 tournament in South Africa, Bryn Terfel and Shirley Bassey for the 1999 tournament in England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and Hayley Westenra for the 2011 tournament in New Zealand.

I hope you enjoy my rendition! If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my September songs here.