The Ivy and the Holly is a superb collection of carols and motets for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany by contemporary composers. Scored for mixed voices - a cappella and with organ - the anthology embraces a range of styles and sonorities. Here are plainchant lines, lilting melodies, and overlapping phrases; lively, energetic settings and soft, reflective ones; dancing rhythms and rich, sumptuous harmonies. Encompassing a variety of texts, with
settings of medieval English verse and biblical passages alongside poems by celebrated writers, this collection will be welcomed by concert and church choirs alike.
The Contest of the Ivy and the Holly ; Antiphon to Mary ; And all the stars looked down ; Cradle Song ; The Shepherd's Carol ; Telling ; The Magi ; Now may we singen ; Gabriel fram Hevene-King ; St Margaret's Carol ; Mary's Carol ; Dormi, Jesu ; Rejoice, rejoice ; Veni, redemptor gentium