In the Bleak Midwinter

"In the Bleak Midwinter" is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti written before 1872. It was published posthumously in Rossetti's Poetic Works in 1904.

The poem became a Christmas carol after it appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906 with a setting by Gustav Holst

This is my own arrangement, with some moving lines and fresh harmonic motion set to a folk harp accompaniment.   "In the Bleak Midwinter" was directed at Odessa Christian Faith Center by Stephanie Carter, December 23, 2012, with Kathy Hohstadt playing harp.

Hope you enjoy it!