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. 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 . Harold Darke’s nostalgic In the bleak midwinter has been a mainstay of the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (broadcast worldwide on Christmas Eve.

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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. The site is also available in several languages.

Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: 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 the Bleak Midwinter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number thee formats. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. In the bleak midwinter”.

Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter for Brass Septet – Septura brass septet

Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 26 November Similar language is used in II Peter 3. Wikisource has original text related to this article: For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film.

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.

The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi Webarchive miwinter wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful This Is Our Song: Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.

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Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter for Brass Septet

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 final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process.

The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of The text of this Christmas poem has tbe set to music many times, the most famous settings being composed by Gustav Holst and Harold Edwin Darke in the early 20th century. Harold Darke ‘s anthem setting of is more complex and was named blewk best Christmas carol in jidwinter poll of some of the world’s leading choirmasters and choral experts in The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced.

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. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV.

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