The holly and the ivy

The holly and the ivy : Vocal score

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for SATB and organ or chamber ensemble This joyful new setting of the traditional English words combines dancing cross-rhythms, exuberant melodic writing, and a sparkling organ part. Guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of audiences and choirs alike! Orchestral material is available on hire/rental. This work first appeared in Carols for Choirs 5.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 4 pages
  • 79 x 251mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193382148
  • 9780193382145

About Matthew Owens

Matthew Owens studied at Chetham's School of Music and became Organ Scholar at The Queen's College, Oxford from where he graduated in music. He won many prizes and awards as an organist, then studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. He was Tutor in Organ Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and at Chetham's and worked for BBC Religious Broadcasting. Matthew worked extensively as Assistant Conductor of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain from 1993-1999 and conducted many distinguished orchestras. He is in demand for choral workshops, masterclasses and adjudications in the UK and abroad and has made over twenty-five CDs as a conductor or solo organist. He has championed new music, particularly of British composers, premiering many new works by leading composers ranging from Jools Holland to James MacMillan, and John Rutter to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. He is Organist & Master of the Choristers of Wells Cathedral and a composer.show more

Review quote

Matthew Owens has written his own jaunty tune, changing between 3/4 and 6/8 in an unpredictable and engaging manner. But the jollity stops for three bars at the end of each verse for an a cappella Sweet singing in the choir. This carol, with its unison verses and four-part chorus, is a masterly example of how to write simply with the utmost impact. * Church Music Quarterly, September 13 *show more