Composer:   Gustav Holst
Arranger:   Lee R. Kesselman
Publisher:   Lorenz Corporation
Edition:   10/3938R
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 20106
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This is a wonderful arrangement of Gustav Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter. The octavo opens with a soprano line solo. The other voices enter separately on a neutral syllable. Kesselman does a wonderful job with his use of dynamics. Each verse has a color of its own and his use of meter changes provides the music with a fresh lilting quality. This is a solid edition for a holiday concert.