In the Bleak Mid-Winter (1998)
[for unaccompanied SATB]

Composition Date: 1998
Duration: 00:03:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
The composer writes:

I chose to set four of the five stanzas of Christina Rossetti’s famous text
of 1872 to music for two reasons. First, I liked the poem. I was attracted to
Rossetti’s profound metaphysical imagery, curiously and yet comfortably
wedded to a kind of Pre-Raphaelite simplicity.

The second reason was because I had never heard any of the previous settings
of this poem. I was aware that Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten, Harold Darke
and others had composed settings of the text, but it was only after I had
written my own version that I listened to these works. I saw my ignorance as
a virtue, as it meant that I would not be unduly influenced by those who had
gone before me.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 E137in
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 14, 2005
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([17] p.) ; 28 cm.
    13 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • SATB a capella choir

    Text in English by Christina Georgina Rossetti.

    Additional People:
    Christina Georgina Rossetti
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