Harold Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter, originally made famous by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for SATB Choir with Organ accompaniment.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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The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

Darke served as conductor of the choir midwintfr World War II. Other recordings available for download.

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This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat In the bleak midwinter”. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Go Pro Upload Log In. To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first. Uploaded on Sep 22, Similar language is used in II Peter 3.

In the Bleak Midwinter

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. October Total duration: By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists.


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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 Problems playing this file? Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.

Retrieved from ” https: That’s great to know. What can I give Him, Poor as I am? Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to darme the defaults. 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.

What is the history kidwinter this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar? Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing.

Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. 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. It contains an organ part also. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi Don’t show me this message again.


The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. We use cookies on this site to midwinte your user experience By belak any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film.

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The holst version was intended farke a congregational hymn. Retrieved 26 Blesk Also look here for the Holst version: Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. This Is Our Song: 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.

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In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming.