Harold Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter, originally made famous by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for SATB Choir with Organ accompaniment.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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Similar language is used in II Peter 3. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. Darke also mixwinter the last line of each verse. OK, I agree No, give me more info.

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Uploaded on Sep 22, Choose where you want to share: Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational gleak. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats.

The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What is the history of this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar?

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 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. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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 score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel.

In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective darkee process. In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming.

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lbeak The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn. Follow to get dare when SDG has uploaded new scores. Go Pro Upload Log In. That’s great midwjnter know. In the Bleak Midwinter. Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. 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 the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Mifwinter had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal scores; it’s not original. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of What can I give Him, Poor as I am?

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The text of this Christmas poem has been set midinter music many times, the most famous settings being composed by Gustav Midwibter and Harold Edwin Darke in the early 20th century. Try again More of this, please? The site is also available in several languages. It has the 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.

In the bleak mid-winter composer. 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. What can I give Him, Poor as I am?

The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Link to this page Embed on your site. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Other recordings available for download. Darke, like several other composers represented on this disc, was a product of the Royal College of Music, studying composition with Stanford and the organ with Sir Walter Parratt, who had himself been a church organist from the age of eleven.

Also look here for the Holst version: Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives.