Home > Choir > The Angel Gabriel (GABRIEL’S MESSAGE) From Luke 1:26-38 (The Annunciation) Advent Hymn

The Angel Gabriel (GABRIEL’S MESSAGE) From Luke 1:26-38 (The Annunciation) Advent Hymn

Traditional Basque
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Mary Rose Jensen
Easy (Grades 1-3)
1 minute
World music
Instrumental parts

This is a new arrangement of a traditional Basque tune, "GABRIEL’S MESSAGE," which is usually associated with the lyric "The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came," an English translation by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924). I have rewritten the words to provide a more focused and detailed paraphrase of Luke 1:26-38. The new text stays on the topic of the annunciation and does not go on to Christmas. This hymn has been useful for congregational singing in "lessons and carols" services on Christmas Eve. It would also be appropriate for Advent and whenever this text is used.

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This score was submitted by Mary Rose Jensen. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Mary Rose Jensen has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.