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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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 Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. In the Bleak Midwinter. This Is Our Song: Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.

That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to midsinter high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

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In the Bleak Midwinter

Retrieved from ” https: 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 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you.


The text of this Christmas poem has been set to music many times, the most famous settings being composed by Gustav Darrke and Harold Edwin Darke in the early 20th century.

Don’t show me this message again. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful The concert makes a great appeal by the quality hhe the singing and the beautiful digital recordi 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. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film.

What can I give Him, Poor as I am? Problems playing this file? Retrieved 26 November Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged midwinyer congregational singing.

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Other recordings available for download. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. 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.

The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. October Total duration: Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Similar language is used in II Peter 3. Darke also repeats the last line of each verse. Gramophone ‘This album provides a lovely programme of music.


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Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. In the bleak midwinter”. 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.

In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. 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.

Darke, like several other composers midwintwr on this disc, was a product xarke 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.

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Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. The site is also available in several languages. The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of

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