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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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. Retrieved from ” https: In the bleak midwinter”.
In the Bleak Midwinter
Other recordings available for download. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing.
Views Read Edit View history. The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi The site is also available in several languages. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats.
In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming.
Wikisource has original text related to this article: Don’t show me this message again. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. 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.
The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke arr.
The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment.
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. Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film.
In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke) – ChoralWiki
Retrieved 26 November This Is Our Song: In the Bleak Midwinter. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham. Gramophone ‘This album provides a lovely programme of tge.
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. Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti.
This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat 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. 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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That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. The third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden. Darke also repeats the last line of each verse.
October Total duration: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Harold Darke darek 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 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. Similar language is used in II Peter 3.