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 midwinter (Harold Darke)

In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. The site is also available in several languages.

Gramophone ‘This album provides a lovely programme of music. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. In the Bleak Midwinter. Similar language is used in II Peter 3. In the bleak midwinter”.

That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 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. This Is Our Song: For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. Views Read Edit View history.


The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. 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. What can I give Him, Poor as I am? Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.

For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel.

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.

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Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV.

Problems playing this file? 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. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Retrieved 26 November 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 In the bleak mid-winter composer.


Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter for Brass Septet

Retrieved from ” https: In the bleak bleai 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. October Total duration: The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. Tje Holst’s tune, Cranham.

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