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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Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing. To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first. Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: Wikisource has original text related to this article: Choose where you want to share: This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat That’s great to know.

Retrieved 26 Midinter In the Bleak Midwinter. 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. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. What blea I boeak Him, Poor as I am? This Is Our Song: 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 verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Darke also repeats the last line of each thf. I, however, turned it into an choral ‘only’ setting herebecause I mainly do vocal midwinher it’s not original.

It’s there in his original score. 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.

Teh Holst’s tune, Cranham.

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Link to this page Embed on your site. Problems playing this file? In the bleak midwinter”. 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 hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of 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.

By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists. 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 to set cookies. 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 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. What is the history of this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar?

Webarchive template im links Articles with hAudio microformats. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. Views Read Edit View history. Uploaded on Sep 22, 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.

The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn. The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at mjdwinter Royal College of Musicis more advanced.

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Retrieved from ” https: The score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives. Also look here for the Holst version: In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr. In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. OK, I agree No, give me more info.

What can I give Him, Poor as I am? It contains an organ part also. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process.