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Ken Middleton
12-16-2012, 05:34 AM
Here's a video I uncovered on one of my less well-known YT channels. It has a festive flavour. In the Bleak Mid-Winter is a really well-known Christmas carol in the UK.

Here's an improv based on it, (sort of) in the style of the great George Shearing.



http://youtu.be/A6PeyRqcqgc


Please excuse the squeaky pedal.

shrink9
12-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks, Ken. I love this song and your arrangement serves it well. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ken Middleton
12-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Thanks, Ken. I love this song and your arrangement serves it well. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Thanks. I love the tune. Not really an arrangement - just noodling around with it.

UKISOCIETY
12-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Can't watch it right now. Is it the Holst setting or the Harold Darke? Both are lovely!

Ken Middleton
12-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Can't watch it right now. Is it the Holst setting or the Harold Darke? Both are lovely!

I didn't now, Alan. I had to look it up. It is the tune Cranham by Holst. It is the only tune that is popular in the UK. I wasn't sure whether it was known in the US though. The words are, of course, by Christina Rosetti.