In the Bleak Midwinter

From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Jack Bullock)

General Info

Year: 1906 / 1996
Duration: 2:45
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone/Euphonium
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Timpani Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The beautifully haunting sounds of this Holst classic appear first in the lower brass to launch this highly atmospheric scoring for concert band. Shifting tonalities and sonorities include a chorale section stating the melodic material with safe and traditional treatment. Technical demands are minimal, and even though the work is positioned for a young ensemble, it should not be overlooked by advancing groups in search of a quality arrangement.

- Program Notes by publisher


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: I
  • South Carolina: II
  • Texas: I. Complete
  • Virginia: III

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Music


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  • Holst, G.; Bullock, J. (1996). In the Bleak Midwinter: For Beginning Band [score]. Belwin Mills: Miami, Fla.
  • Perusal score