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The Holly and the Ivy



Recorder (Treble) Sheet Music

The Holly And The Ivy

(Anonymous)

The Holly And The Ivy is a traditional English Christmas carol (Easy)!   

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Includes : One score and one part (3 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 2/12

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Program Notes on The Holly And The Ivy by (Anonymous) :

This score is an arrangement of the Christmas hymn The Holly and the Ivy for treble recorder with piano accompaniment.

This is the traditional version, as given in Cecil Sharp, English-Folk Carols (1911).

Please note that there exists another version of this song, as included in H.R. Bramley and J. Stainer's Christmas Carols New and Old, second series (London : Novello, Ewer & Co., ca 1871), carol no. 23.

For your greater enjoyment, this sheet music includes the lyrics in English (six verses and chorus).



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Anonymous, The Holly and the Ivy.




Associated collections :

Christmas Music for Treble Recorder (Easy)    

Sheet music details :

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY

(Christmas Carol - Christmas Hymn)
Composer(Anonymous) Opus/catalog number
MovementsAndante moderato Composition/First publicationTraditional Christmas
InstrumentationTreble recorder and piano StyleChristmas Hymns & Carols
KeyF Major Duration00:34 per verse
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 2/12



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The Holly and the Ivy

1. The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.

Chorus
The rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

2. The holly bears a blossom
As white as lily flower,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Saviour.
(Chorus)

3. The holly bears a berry
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to do us sinners good.
(Chorus)

4. The holly bears a prickle
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas day in the morn.
(Chorus)

5. The holly bears a bark
As bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all.
(Chorus)

6. The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
(Chorus)

Source : H.R. Bramley and J. Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old, Second Series (London : Novello, Ewer & Co., 1871), carol no. 23.


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