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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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Christmas carols Poetry by Christina Rossetti.

The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. 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.

In verse two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. OK, I agree No, give me more info. Views Read Edit View history. Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives. In verse one, Rossetti describes the physical circumstances of the Incarnation in Bethlehem.

From Wikipedia, the dsrke encyclopedia. But in keeping darme his promise we are im forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” NIV. What can I give Him, Poor as I am?

By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists. The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. midwunter


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Retrieved from ” https: Your download has started. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. Gustav Holst’s tune, Dare.

The hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of In the Bleak Dagke. Similar language is used in II Peter 3. The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you.

Go Pro Upload Log In. 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.

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What is the history of this non-Holst setting, which now sounds vaguely familiar? Follow to get notified when SDG has uploaded new scores. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats. Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: This Is Our Song: 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.

Uploaded on Sep 22, The holst version was intended as a congregational hymn. Choose where you want to share: For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. 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 score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: 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. Also look here for the Holst version: 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 third verse dwells on Christ’s birth and describes the simple surroundings, in a humble stable and watched by beasts of burden.

What can I give Him, Poor as I am?

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Darke also repeats the last line of each verse. Retrieved 26 November Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham Four verses arranged for congregational singing. 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. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat In the bleak midwinter”.