In the Bleak Midwinter is my favourite carol and I have long been looking for an arrangement that is satisfying from a pianistic perspective. Although this arrangement is simple enough to make a creditable addition to any teaching repertoire, it is just lovely for more advanced musicians to play and relax with. While playing, you hear and appreciate subtle decisions that David has made in compiling the arrangement. The added motifs are beautiful - they complement rather than detract from the main melody. The voicing is exquisite, and the 'feel' in the hand is very natural. I have found playing this over Christmas to be a nostalgic, reflective experience that took me well beyond enjoyment of the carol to consideration of Christmases past, precious memories and to a state of mindfulness that has prompted me to assess what I really want for the coming year. This arrangement indicates real talent - a sympathy for the integrity of the old and a vision for the new. I highly recommend.
Subtle and beautiful. Requires careful voicing, but fits the hand perfectly.
This is an interesting and moving arrangement. I'm really looking forward to learning this piece !
I was searching for pieces for my students when I ran across this piece. It is absolutely beautiful - sounds just like Christmas. ❤️
This is a beautiful arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter. After hearing David's recording on YouTube, I was happy to find that the sheet music is available.