Bleak Midwinter Traditional Xmas Carol
http://cherringtonandward.co.uk In the Bleak Midwinter (Holst) solo acoustic guitar instrumental songs arrangement by Paul Cherrington. This traditional Christmas Carol music is played in Open G tuning by Folk Musician and fingerstyle guitarist on an Olson SJ guitar.
Driving through blizzard conditions across Salisbury Plain in December is not to be recommended. I was on tour with Pamela Ward and to try and raise our spirits en route to a concert we started singing some songs. As we finished singing the traditional song "I Live Not Where I Love" I said to Pam that "In The Bleak Mid-Winter" would have been more appropriate. At home a few weeks later I continued with this theme, combined elements of the two songs, added some bars of my own, and this arrangement is the result. Sheet music of this arrangement can be downloaded from: http://cherringtonandward.co.uk/albums.html