In the Bleak Midwinter

Instrumentation

 

SATB Choir
Soprano Solo
Violin Solo
Alto Flute
Horn in F

Percussion 1 - Orchestra Bells
Percussion 2 - Vibraphone

Percussion 3 – Chimes, Suspended Cymbal
Percussion 4 – Triangle, Wind Chimes, Crotale

Harp
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Contrabass

Organ (optional – doubles strings)

 

Program Notes

Scored for SATB choir and chamber orchestra, this tender setting of Gustav Holst’s beloved carol, “In the Bleak Midwinter,” is a musical word painting of Christina Rossetti’s inspired poetry.