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In the bleak mid-winter

In the bleak mid-winter

for SATB choir and organ

text by Christina Rossetti


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB) and organ
  • Edition: choral score
  • Language: English
€7.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.06 kg

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Description
Composed for the Alwinton and Holystone Church Choir near the composer's home in Northumberland, John Casken sets Christina Rossetti's In the bleak mid-winter - a poem popularised by Gustav Holts' setting of the same name for SATB choir and organ. 

A traditional carol based on the nativity it paints a vivid picture of the chill of winter and is ideal for choirs wishing to move away from the well-known whilst retaining an element of tradition.  Constantly flowing organ lines create a sense of unease but this is uplifting music with subtle crescendos and powerful homophonic writing for the voices.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate to advanced
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3150-9
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Choral Music of Our Time
Uraufführung : 19. Dezember 2008 Alwinton, Northumberland, St Michael and All Angels Church (UK) · John Casken, organ · Dirigent: Graham Stacy · Alwinton and Holystone Church Choir
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 12
Performances
Conductor: Graham Stacy
2008-12-19 | Alwinton, Northumberland (United Kingdom), St Michael and All Angels Church | World Premiere
Composed for the Alwinton and Holystone Church Choir near the composer's home in Northumberland, John Casken sets Christina Rossetti's In the bleak mid-winter - a poem popularised by Gustav Holts' setting of the same name for SATB choir and organ. 

A traditional carol based on the nativity it paints a vivid picture of the chill of winter and is ideal for choirs wishing to move away from the well-known whilst retaining an element of tradition.  Constantly flowing organ lines create a sense of unease but this is uplifting music with subtle crescendos and powerful homophonic writing for the voices.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate to advanced
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3150-9
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Choral Music of Our Time
Uraufführung : 19. Dezember 2008 Alwinton, Northumberland, St Michael and All Angels Church (UK) · John Casken, organ · Dirigent: Graham Stacy · Alwinton and Holystone Church Choir
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 12
Conductor: Graham Stacy
2008-12-19 | Alwinton, Northumberland (United Kingdom), St Michael and All Angels Church | World Premiere