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.

Author: Tozragore Tojara
Country: Syria
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 27 July 2015
Pages: 425
PDF File Size: 5.78 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.38 Mb
ISBN: 462-2-83902-678-2
Downloads: 11363
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dak

In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming.

In the Bleak Midwinter – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. In the Bleak Midwinter.

This Is Our Song: Wikisource has original text related to this article: Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: The final verse mideinter the description to a more introspective thought process.

Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: 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. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. Retrieved 26 November In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr.

Darke also repeats bleakk last line of each verse. The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. In the bleak midwinter”. 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.


The site is also available in several languages. Other recordings available for download.

In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)

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 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. 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.

The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi Gramophone ‘This album provides a lovely programme of music. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing.

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.

In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem.

October Total duration: The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. 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.


Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

In the Bleak Midwinter

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 third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

Update Required To play the media you midwintdr need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Don’t hte me this message again. Problems playing this file? 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 (Harold Darke) – ChoralWiki

In the bleak mid-winter composer. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful 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 The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Similar language is used in II Peter 3.