In the Bleak Mid-winter (2001) SZM023 or GMM137

For Concert Band

Difficulty Level: Medium-Difficult

Duration: 4:33

Publisher: Grand Mesa Music


  • Piccolo
  • Flute I, II
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet in Bb I, II, III
  • Bass Clarinet in Bb
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet in Bb I, II, III
  • French Horn I, II, III, IV in F
  • Trombone I, II, III
  • Euphonium (BC)
  • Euphonium (TC)
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba


This piece utilizes the haunting melody from the traditional hymn by Gustav Holst in a very modern and non-traditional setting. This piece was composed for, and is dedicated to Mr. Robert Hastings, director of bands at Klein Oak High School (retired) in Spring, Texas. This piece is available from the Grand Mesa Music Publishers or your local music retailer.

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