In The Bleak MidWinter

In The Bleak MidWinter
You will receive the full track upon your purchase
  1. 1.
    In The Bleak Mid Winter - Accompaniment
    0:31
  2. 2.
    In The Bleak Mid Winter - Melody
    0:31
Instrument: Voice
Range: D4-D5
Composed by: Gustav Holst
Key: F major
Metronome: C=85
Lyrics start: "In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan,......."

In The Bleak MidWinter”  is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet  Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), composed c.1870 and published posthumously in 1904 in The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti (Poem #426) under the title “A Christmas Carol”. 

‘In the Bleak MidWinter’ has been set to music a number of times, most famously by Gustav Holst and Harold Darke. This version is composed  by Gustav Holst. 

Harold Darke‘s anthem setting of 1911 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 2008.

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed a large number of other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. The subsequent inspiration of the English folksong revival of the early 20th century, and the example of such rising modern composers as Maurice Ravel, led Holst to develop and refine an individual style.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Melody
  • Accompaniment (Shorter version of 3 verses)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (Shorter version of 3 verses)

2,50

Product Description

In The Bleak MidWinter”  is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet  Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), composed c.1870 and published posthumously in 1904 in The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti (Poem #426) under the title “A Christmas Carol”. 

‘In the Bleak MidWinter’ has been set to music a number of times, most famously by Gustav Holst and Harold Darke. This version is composed  by Gustav Holst. 

Harold Darke‘s anthem setting of 1911 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 2008.

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed a large number of other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. The subsequent inspiration of the English folksong revival of the early 20th century, and the example of such rising modern composers as Maurice Ravel, led Holst to develop and refine an individual style.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Melody
  • Accompaniment (Shorter version of 3 verses)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (Shorter version of 3 verses)