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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Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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 of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti.

The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” B,eak. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Rossetti achieves another contrast in the fourth verse, this time between the incorporeal darkke attendant at Christ’s birth with Mary ‘s ability to render Jesus physical affection.

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

Don’t show me this message again. Darke served as conductor of the darek during World War II. In the bleak mid-winter composer. Harold Darke ‘s anthem setting of is more complex and was named the blaek Christmas carol in a poll of some of the world’s leading choirmasters and choral experts in Retrieved 26 November Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat In the bleak midwinter”. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. Similar language is used in II Peter 3. In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming.

Darke also repeats the last line of each verse. 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 by Harold Darke arr. This Is Our Song: Retrieved from ” https: The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. 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.

Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. Other recordings available for download.

Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter for Brass Septet

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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 Beak, who had himself been a church organist from the age of eleven.

Problems playing this file? 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. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing.

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Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Update Required To mkdwinter the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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.

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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. What can I give Him, Poor as I am? In the Bleak Midwinter.

In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.