Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas music spot 2: In the Bleak Midwinter (Darke in F version)

For my money this is an even better arrangement than Gustav Holst's version from the previous post.

My one slight problem with this arrangements, which is nothing to do with Christina Rossetti's words or Darke's music, is that I am unable to expunge from my mind the way that many of my fellow choir members habitually referred to this arrangement of the carol when I was a chorister. They reversed the order of the components of "Darke in F" to suggest a serious lack of light ...

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