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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. Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter (Christmas Carol): “In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind The Organ Works of Dr. Harold Darke / Organ of St. Michael’s Church. Print and download in PDF or MIDI In the bleak midwinter. Also look here for the Holst version.

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This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat The score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis midwintr advanced.

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Choose where you want to share: 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 Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing.

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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That’s great to know. In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. Rossetti achieves another contrast in the fourth verse, this time between the incorporeal angels attendant at Christ’s birth with Mary ‘s ability to ghe Jesus physical affection. I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal scores; it’s not original. It’s there in his original score.

In the Bleak Midwinter

In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. Views Read Edit View history.

That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti.

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Retrieved 26 November Link to this page Embed on your site. Similar language is modwinter in II Peter 3. OK, I agree No, give me more info. Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives. The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth dxrke describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden. 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.


To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first. 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.

Problems playing this file? Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. In the Bleak Midwinter. 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 midwinter”. What is the history of this imdwinter setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar?