Watch a video of me playing the piece In The Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst and download the free PDF of the sheet music.

I actually wasn’t aware this is a Christmas song until a student mentioned their friend was learning it for a school piece. I think I did recognise it when I started to play it, but now I definitely will remember the tune (even if I did play a couple of the melody rhythms wrong, looking back at the music!).

I haven’t been playing classical guitar for very long at all. I picked up this guitar second hand from my local music shop and I really enjoyed playing it in the shop without it really registering with me that it’s a proper classical guitar… it just felt nice and I connected with it so I bought it. So this performance is not going to be a lesson in how to play classical guitar, but I hope it will encourage you to go and learn the tab or sheet music for yourself, because it’s not too hard, even for someone that hasn’t learned much classical guitar.

PDF Sheet Music for In The Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst