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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Each verse is treated slightly differently, with solos for soprano and tenor or a group of sopranos and tenors and a delicate organ accompaniment. To print parts, please upgrade to a Pro account first.

In the bleak midwinter”. For the mystery novel of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter novel. Follow to get notified when SDG has uploaded new scores.

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 hymn is titled after Cranham, Gloucestershire and was written for the English Hymnal of Darke served as conductor of the choir during World War II.


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The final verse shifts the description to a more introspective thought process. OK, I agree No, give me more info.

Uploaded on Sep 22, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gustav Holst’s tune, Cranham.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience By clicking any link on this page you are midwiner your consent for us to set cookies. 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 two, Rossetti contrasts Christ ‘s first and second coming. 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.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.


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This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Problems playing this file? The Darke setting, written in while he was a student at the Royal College of Musicis more advanced. Views Read Edit View history. It contains an organ part also.

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The heavens, even the midwinte heaven, cannot contain you. 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. By contrast, Harold Darke’s setting was intended as a choral anthem, in which the first and third verses were given to soloists.

Hymnologist and theologian Ian Bradley has questioned the poem’s theology: For the film of the same name, see In the Bleak Midwinter film. Link to this page Embed on your site.