The Holly and the Ivy
for Children’s Voices
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Craig Curry’s dynamic setting of The Holly and the Ivy is a must for your Christmas service or concert. A creative accompaniment, intelligent vocal writing, and a moving handbell part work together to make this piece one not to miss. Singers will enjoy the challenge of this piece and audiences will be delighted to listen.
An accompaniment CD is available here.
The handbell score is available here.
Of all the trees that are in the wood the holly bears the crown
The holly bears a blossom as white as the lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet Savior
The holly bears a berry as red as any blood
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good
The holly bears a prickle as sharp as any thorn
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ on Christmas Day
On Christmas day in the morn
The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all
The rising of the sun, and the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir