Gabriel’s Message

Thanks to my Christmas Music radio station, I’ve found a fabulous new carol.  Actually, it’s an old carol; my cursory Internet research says that it’s a Basque song from the thirteenth century. But here’s the thing: it’s about Mary and the Annunciation, which is intensely cool.   There are not a lot of Christmas carols that focus on that moment, at least not that I know.  Really, when you think about it, there should be.  After all, that was the first moment of the Incarnation.

I also like how the song is in a minor key, which is (I am supposing) typical of the period.  Really, though, the Annunciation was a pretty serious thing … it makes sense that the song wouldn’t be all happy and light and la-la-la.

Anyhow, here’s the video, replete with little kids dressed as angels.   I think you might know the singer.  In addition to Mary, he once sang about a very different woman named Roxanne, and how she doesn’t have to put on her red light …

To read more about the video, including the lyrics, visit the video’s YouTube page.


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