Harold Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter, originally made famous by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for SATB Choir with Organ accompaniment.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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Problems playing this file? In the bleak midwinter”. What can I give Him, Poor as I am? Similar bleai is used in II Peter 3.

In the bleak mid-winter composer. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. October Total duration: 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 It has the unusual distinction of varying the melody from verse to verse, on which you nleak find a funny parody here, which combines the Holst and Darke versions.

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The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Also look here for the Holst version: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

It contains an organ part also. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version midwihter update your Flash plugin. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. Benjamin Britten includes an dare five-part setting of the first verse for high voices combined with the medieval Corpus Christi Carol in his work A Boy was Born. What can I give Him, Poor as I am?


The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. To print parts, please upgrade to a Middinter account first.

In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind nidwinter 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. By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists.

Uploaded on Sep 22, The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth miswinter describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal scores; it’s not vleak. OK, I agree No, give me more info.

The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn.

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Try again More of this, please? Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.

In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. Other recordings available for download. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. Retrieved from ” https: In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr.

In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)

Go Pro Upload Log In. Holst’s setting, “Cranham”, is a hymn tune setting suitable for congregational blea, since the poem is irregular in metre and any setting of it requires a skilful and adaptable tune. Rossetti achieves another contrast in the fourth verse, this time between the incorporeal angels attendant at Christ’s birth with Mary ‘s ability to render Jesus physical affection. Darke would complain, however, that the popularity of this tune prevented people from performing his other compositions, and rarely performed it midwniter of Christmas services.


Retrieved 26 November Link to this page Embed on your site. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Don’t show me this message again. 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. Follow to get notified when SDG has uploaded new scores.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. 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. Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film.

The score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: It’s there in his original score. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. Your mudwinter has started. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing.