Gustav Holst : In the Bleak Midwinter


Gustav Holst : In the Bleak Midwinter



About 'In the Bleak Midwinter'

Artist: Holst, Gustav (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:September 21, 1874, , Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Died:May 25, 1934, , London, United Kingdom
The Artist:Gustav Theodore Holst 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.
Composition Date:unknown
Composition Info:Lyrics

1. In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

2. Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

3. Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

4. What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.
Score KeyG major (Sounding Pitch)
Tempo Markingq = 100
Duration1:38
Time Signature4/4
RangeE6-E7
Number of Pages1
Difficulty LevelEasy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience




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