The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31533   Message #3273292
Posted By: andrew e
13-Dec-11 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: In the Bleak Midwinter
Subject: RE: In the Bleak Midwinter
It's a different tune!
The timing is pretty much the same, which makes them sound so similar at first, till you get to the last line of each verse.
The Harold Darke version is a choir piece with organ part, has a tenor solo, and the Gustav Holst is more suitable for a congregation.
I like and have sung them both.