In 1872, an American magazine, Scribner’s Monthly, requested a Christmas poem — and Christina Rossetti, a British poet, put ink to paper and wrote “In The Bleak Midwinter.” Music was added in 1906, and a hymn was born. That hymn has since become one of the most beautiful, as well as one of my all-time favorite, Christmas carols. Enjoy.
6 thoughts on “Yule Tune: In The Bleak Midwinter (Gloucester Cathedral Choir)”
Thanks so much for this especially exquisite Christmas hymn, one of my favorites as well. You are a cherished blogger, Kevin, and your musical series is really appreciated. Cannot wait to hear the rest of your holiday choices.
Hi Cathey. Thank you! 🙂
This is one of my favorites, too. It’s nice to know a little bit more about it. I like the James Taylor version, too.
Hi Debra. I find the words so moving and tender — no matter who sings them.
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