In the Bleak Midwinter

November 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

“In the Bleak Midwinter” is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti written in 1872 in response to a request from the magazine Scribner’s Monthly for a Christmas poem. It was published posthumously in Rossetti’s Poetic Works in 1904.

The poem became a Christmas carol after it appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906 with a setting by British composer Gustav Holst, who is today most famous for the orchestral suite “The Planets”.

My setting is intended to evoke the style of The Shadows, who in the early 1960’s were the most popular group in the UK.

This is, quite simply, a beautiful song.

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