IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER

Latest update on 11/01/2016

Artist: Gustav Holst
Author: Christina Rossetti/Gustav Holst
Year: 1906

Christmas carol and choir classic written as a poem (by Christina Rossetti), published posthumously in 1904. Set to music by Holst in 1906, while he was Director of Music at the St Paul's Girls' School. He wrote this simple tune in Cranham, Gloucestershire and named it that way. Cranham is also where Lily Allen bought a 3 million pound estate recently.

Covers:

1949:

Canterbury Choir

1962:

King's College Choir

1967:

Cliff Richard

1974:

Bert Jansch

1974:

Barbara Dickson [in musical John, George, Paul, Ringo & Bert]

1982:

Julie Andrews

1982:

Nevada [hit UK]

1984:

Roger Whittaker

1986:

Chas & Dave

1998:

Cyndi Lauper

1999:

Dan Fogelberg

2002:

Pet Shop Boys [in Birthday Boy]

2003:

Moody Blues

2003:

Blind Boys Of Alabama

2003:

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison

2004:

Steeleye Span

2004:

James Taylor

2005:

Moya Brennan

2006:

Sarah McLachlan

2006:

Robin Gibb

2008:

Loreena McKennitt

2008:

Gretchen Peters

2008:

Sarah Brightman

2010:

Annie Lennox [ex choir girl]

2010:

Indigo Girls

2010:

Natalie Cole & Mormon Tabernacle Choir

2013:

Susan Boyle

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