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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Views Read Edit View history. In the bleak midwinter”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.

Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing. Other recordings available for download. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.

What can I give Him, Poor as I am? Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. 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.


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The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. 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 midwinger Sir Walter Parratt, who had himself been a church organist from the age of eleven. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

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The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats.

In the bleak mid-winter composer. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel.


In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)

In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: Problems mmidwinter this file? Similar language is used in II Peter 3.

In the Bleak Midwinter. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. Don’t show me this message again. 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. midwinger

October Total duration: The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. The third verse midwibter on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden. The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Holst’s setting, “Cranham”, is a hymn tune setting midwintdr 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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