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In the bleak mid-winter

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Gustav Holst’s folk-style setting, which tailors Rossetti’s words to four repeated verses, was first published in 1906 in The English Hymnal and soon established its place among the great hymns of Christmas. Mack Wilberg, music director of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, brings sublime stasis to his arrangement with mantra-like melodic repetitions and close chromatic harmonies that meld like fallen snow.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2021

Recordings

In the bleak midwinter
KGS0060-DDownload only Available Friday 5 November 2021
A winter's night
Studio Master: SIGCD646Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The King's Singers Christmas Songbook
Studio Master: SIGCD459Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Yulefest!
Studio Master: CDA68087Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 15 on KGS0060-D [5'54] Download only Available Friday 5 November 2021
Track 3 on CDA68087 [4'39]
Track 2 on SIGCD459 [5'00] Download only
Track 11 on SIGCD646 [2'13] Download only

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