In the Bleak Midwinter (Grade 2 - Score and Parts). Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Philip Sparke. For Concert Band. Anglo Music Concert Band. Grade 2. Anglo Music Press #AMP144. Published by Anglo Music Press (HL.44003163).
Christina Rossetti wrote the words to this famous Christmas carol in 1872 in response to a request from the magazine Scribner's Monthly for a Christmas poem. They were set to music by Gustav Holst for inclusion in the first edition (1906) of The English Hymnal, edited by his life-long friend Ralph Vaughan Williams. Philip Sparke has carefully arranged the beautiful melody into this delightful version for concert band. A must for any Christmas concert.