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Harold Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter, originally made famous by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for SATB Choir with Organ accompaniment. There are two popular settings of Christina Rossetti’s In the bleak mid-winter— Gustav Holst’s, which appears in the standard hymnals and carol collections, and . Print and download in PDF or MIDI In the bleak midwinter. Also look here for the Holst version.

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Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti.

Don’t show me this message again. The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful blea recordi It contains an organ part also. OK, I agree No, give me more info. Gramophone ‘This album provides a lovely programme of music. Try again More of this, please? Wikisource has original text related to this article: In the Bleak Midwinter. Go Dagke Upload Log In. Harold Darke ‘s anthem setting of is more complex and was named the best Christmas carol in a poll of some of the world’s leading choirmasters and choral experts in This Is Our Song: Retrieved 26 November By contrast, Harold Bleao setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists.

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Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The third verse dwells on Mideinter birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

For the film midwwinter the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal scores; it’s not original. In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago.


The text of this Christmas poem has been set to music many times, the most famous settings being composed by Gustav Holst and Harold Edwin Darke in the early 20th century. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV.

Retrieved from ” https: To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: Holst’s setting, “Cranham”, is a hymn tune setting suitable for congregational singing, since the poem is irregular in metre and any setting of it requires a skilful and adaptable tune.

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Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment. Choose where you want to share: That’s great to know. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot farke you.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago.


The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing. Similar language is used in II Peter 3. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem.

The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. What can I give Him, Poor as I am?

What can I give Him, Poor as I am? For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. In the bleak mid-winter composer.

The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. October Total duration: Darke would complain, however, that the popularity of this tune prevented people from performing his other compositions, and rarely performed it outside of Christmas services.

The site is also available in several languages. Uploaded on Sep 22, The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of