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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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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. Views Read Edit View history. 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. Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives. In the bleeak midwinter”.

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For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. In the Bleak Midwinter.

Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: Similar language is used in II Peter 3. Choose where you want to share: The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. Problems playing this file? Link to this page Embed on your site. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II.


Rossetti achieves another blesk in the fourth verse, this time between the incorporeal angels attendant at Christ’s birth with Mary ‘s ability to render Jesus physical affection. That’s great to know. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat What can I give Him, Poor as I am? In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming.

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The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn. We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience By clicking any link on this page you are giving midwintre consent for us to set cookies. Uploaded on Sep 22, Wikisource has original text related to this article: What is the history of this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar?

Retrieved 26 November Benjamin Britten includes an elaborate five-part setting of the first verse for high middwinter combined with the medieval Corpus Christi Carol in his work A Boy was Born. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process.

The score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Each dakre is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Follow to get notified when SDG has uploaded new scores. The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.

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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. Retrieved from ” https: Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats.

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 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 heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. Also look here for the Holst version: 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.

It contains an organ part also.