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 hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing. Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.
Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. Darke would complain, however, that the popularity of this tune prevented people from performing his other compositions, and rarely performed it outside of Christmas fhe. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
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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. For the mystery midwinted of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group drke sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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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. October Total duration: The site is also available in several languages. What can I give Him, Poor as I am? 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. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. Retrieved 26 November The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi 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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The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: In the bleak midwinter”. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of darkke The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced.