Gustav Holst : In the Bleak Midwinter
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About 'In the Bleak Midwinter'
||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 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 Key||G major (Sounding Pitch)|
|Tempo Marking||q = 100 |
|Number of Pages||1|
|Difficulty Level||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|