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In the bleak mid-winter

In the bleak mid-winter

for SATB choir and organ


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB) and organ
  • Edition: choral score
  • Language: English
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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
Difficulty: intermediate to advanced
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Series: Choral Music of Our Time
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 12
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.
Difficulty: intermediate to advanced
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Series: Choral Music of Our Time
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 12