Music 547: The Holly and the Ivy

Today is the birthday of a person of little significance. To celebrate here’s a traditional Christmas carol I arranged for oboe, Bb clarinet, and piano.

Feel free to get out your oboe and play along!

The Holly and the Ivy – audio HERE; sheet music HERE

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28 thoughts on “Music 547: The Holly and the Ivy

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      It’s the next door neighbour’s birthday. She turns 29 – so her little daughter tells me. The father’s birthday – so the same little girl tells me – is the day before Christmas Eve. He will be 30. Incidentally I have the same b’day as the mother except I’m 73.

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  1. Badfinger (Max)

    It’s very festive Bruce…I like it.
    Happy Birthday Bruce! And to the girls mother….
    You wouldn’t like the present I would give you if I was there… You won’t believe this. Remember I was sick last week? The wife started to get sick Saturday so Sunday I gave her a covid test and I took one for the fun of it…YEP…I have it. First time I ever…I got it. I’m over everything bad though. I only went through one bad day. At least I get to work from home this week.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      WOW – it’s almost good news Max to have passed through the COVID test. I don’t know if I’ve had it or not – I’ve been through a few lousy days – I currently refuse to pay (here in New Zealand) to get tested. But I suspect at 73 and chronic heart failure they’d be measuring a cough-in (coffin) (P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes Max. I can’t believe I’m 73. That’s effing old… I’m twice the age of Mozart when he died and he wrote 40 symphonies. I’d quite like to have written 1 !)

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      1. Badfinger (Max)

        I got 8 free tests from the government. It’s about the only thing we got free. What I have had lately… would not have hurt you. This is a Covid lite strain. It was weak as water.

        Yea but Mozart didn’t write stories everyday and talked to people all over the world.

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