In the Bleak Midwinter. Choir and Keyboard. Harold Darke. 1 l – + – ‘ m f. Earth stood hard as ir. SIIOW-. 9n. SnOw,. Snow had fall – en snow. . Him,. r r r. Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter (Christmas Carol): “In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind The Organ Works of Dr. Harold Darke / Organ of St. Michael’s Church. Print and download in PDF or MIDI In the bleak midwinter. Also look here for the Holst version.

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Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.

In the Bleak Midwinter – Wikipedia

Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational tge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham.

In the bleak midwinter (mid-winter, mid winter), Darke, Christmas

Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. Your download has started. Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate rhe accompaniment.


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That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Similar language is used in II Peter 3. 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.

The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal scores; it’s not original.

In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke) – ChoralWiki

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists. Try again More of this, midwonter 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.


But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. 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. Views Read Edit View history. It has midwinte unusual distinction of varying the melody from verse to verse, on which you can find a funny parody here, which combines the Holst and Darke versions.

It contains an organ part also. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. What is the history of this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar? Retrieved from ” https: Darke would complain, however, that the popularity of this tune prevented people from performing his other compositions, and rarely performed it outside of Daarke services.

That’s great to know. Problems playing this file? Benjamin Britten includes an elaborate five-part setting of the first verse for high voices combined with the medieval Corpus Christi Carol in his work A Boy was Born.