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1 December 2017, 14:51
This magical version of the Harold Darke setting of ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ will tick all your choral Christmas boxes.
Never one to shy away from a jazzy inflection or a crunchy cadence, Jacob Collier has crafted a hugely inventive version of this most atmospheric of Christmas carols.
He spends the entire first minute ‘ooh’ing a lovely, ethereal breakdown, before oozing out a schmoozy baritone version of the opening soprano solo.
Obviously, we would want to see the Holst version next year…
If you fancy some more multi-tracked action, here’s ‘Ode to Joy’ played by nine musicians over the Internet: