The great thing about Christmas carols is that they are reinvented and somehow, become new again. This year, I have heard two new arrangements of “The Holly and the Ivy” which have made me like and appreciate this carol more than ever before. So, here are these two new arrangements, along with a more traditional one.
The Holly and the Ivy arranged by Ola Gjeilo Please click here to hear it
The Holly and the Ivy by Stephen Paulus, sung by the University of Utah Singers
And a more traditional version arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, sung by the West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir