"Holly, Ivy and Rose" from Tori’s seasonal record Midwinter Graces is a mixture of two well-known carols: "Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming" and "The Holly and the Ivy."
"Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming" ("Es ist ein Ros entsprungen" in its German original form) is a Christmas carol as well as a Marian hymn. The text was written by an anonymous author and it was first printed in 1582 in Gebetbuchlein des Frater Conradus though some sources indicate it might date back to the 14th century. The song (...)

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