Williams, Chris: Green Growth the Holly (SSA)
Serene melody with sumptuous warm harmonies. Three part upper voice setting of this five verse unaccompanied carol. A firm favourite with choirs. Perfect for your Christmas concerts and carol services.
Green Growth the holly is a beautiful setting, one I returned to more than once and which will keep an audience spellbound. It has the most scrumptious alto part with plenty of suspensions. I often think that altos get a raw deal with lines that are dull. Not so here.
Music and Liturgy, December 2010
Note: This title was formerly published by English Philharmonia.