THE HOLLY AND THE IVY
A new setting of the traditional carol for SATB choir and piano
Also arranged for SSA and piano.
- 3 minutes, 15 seconds
- For Ivy Lambert
Listen on Spotify using the link below to hear The Holly and the Ivy.
The CD is available from Toccata Classics and can be purchased through their website using this link.
See a score extract and listen to the Accordare Choir. Director: Karolina Csathy. Accompanist: Dominika Mak
The Holly and the Ivy for SSA choir and piano
These are computer generated extracts.
I very much enjoyed listening to it. Noticeable with this is the word setting which dictates the contrast between the jolly repeated chorus sections in 6/8 and the more sombre verses in 4/4 which are all different. And then a proper coda.
It’s all very singable and the verses, of course, have the option of being sung by SATB soloists which would make the piece easier and quicker to learn by more average choirs.
I think this is light and accessible which Christmas carols probably need to be. Another winner I reckon!