The Holly and the Ivy

In previous years, Splendour Hyaline (the band consisting of my brother and myself) has enjoyed recording some music for the Christmas holidays. Now that we are past Thanksgiving, David and I decided to produce a few songs to add to the collection. The album is called The Holly and the Ivy, and has just two tracks (can you guess what one of them is?) which are available for download below. I’m also including for download all our previous Christmas songs, from the albums we recorded in 2006 and 2007: Christmas and Holy Night, respectively. Enjoy this Christmas gift from us, and please feel free to share these songs with your friends and family! (Also, be sure to check out Splendour Hyaline’s new Backlight.org profile).

To download, right-click the links and choose “Save Target As” (or your browser’s equivalent).


The Holly and the Ivy (2008)

  1. The Holly and the Ivy
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Holy Night (2006)

  1. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  3. O Holy Night

Christmas (2005)

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

CREDITS:
Songs arranged and performed by Jonathan and David Lipps
Produced, recorded and engineered by David Lipps at Spareroom Studios
Cover art by Chris Nyffeler (except “Holy Night” by Jonathan Lipps)

Author: Jonathan Lipps

Jonathan is a Director of Open Source at Sauce Labs, leading a team of open source developers to improve the web and mobile testing ecosystem. Apart from being the project lead of Appium, he has worked as a programmer in tech startups for over a decade, but is also passionate about academic discussion. Jonathan has master's degrees in philosophy and linguistics, from Stanford and Oxford respectively. Living in Vancouver BC, he's an avid rock climber, yogi, musician, and writer on topics he considers vital, like the relationship of technology to what it means to be human. Visit jonathanlipps.com for more.

2 thoughts on “The Holly and the Ivy”

  1. Awesome! I love how you do all the verses. It makes the old songs we know so well feel fresher…not to mention really cool/fresh music of course.

    One complaint: why only two songs? I want more! What about Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree?? Silent Night? Ooh, you could even do one verse in German :-D. But really, we want more!

  2. Wow! I think I’ve listened to those two new tracks 50 times in the last couple of days. I second Rachel’s thoughts on you guys actually doing the whole song!! It makes the songs very fresh!

    Thank you both for the great Christmas gift!!!

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