In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti. Arranged by Catherine Bennett. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Masterworks; Worship Resources. 20th Century; Christmas; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic; Sacred; Winter. Grade 3. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.18329).
Christmas elegance! This gently expressive new setting of Gustav Holst's classic Christmas carol features an exquisite keyboard theme that paints the cold winter scene at the manger. Unison and two-part vocals highlight the opening verses. Full acapella choral writing (opt. accopmaninent) brings a chilling air to the opening of the third verse, with the keyboard theme returning for a breathtaking close. Highly recommended for school holiday concerts and Christmas worship, especially a service of Lessons and Carols.