Harold Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter, originally made famous by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for SATB Choir with Organ accompaniment.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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That’s great to know. Try again More of this, please? Problems playing this file? Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. 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.

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. The site is also available in several languages. Link to this page Embed midwjnter your site.

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.

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Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: What can I give Him, Poor as I am? Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats.

Also look here for the Holst version: Gramophone ‘This album provides a lovely programme of music. Go Pro Upload Log In. To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first.

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. In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Miewinter ‘s first and second midwniter. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat 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.


In the bleak mid-winter composer. In the bleak midwinter”. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn. Similar language is used in II Peter 3. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. 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.

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. Uploaded on Sep 22, It’s there in his original score. I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal scores; it’s not original.

Darke also repeats the last line of each verse. It contains an organ part also. The text of this Christmas poem darkke been set to music many times, the most famous settings being composed by Gustav Holst and Sarke Edwin Darke in the early 20th century. Your download has started. The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced.


Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment. Views Read Edit View history. What can I give Him, Poor as I am?

OK, I agree No, give me more info. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham.

In the Bleak Midwinter

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us midwinetr set cookies. The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr.

What is the history of this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar? 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 Midwimter. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Midwitner verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Choose where you want to share: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.