Happy Feast of the Annunciation!  

Posted by Agnes Regina

In honor of the feast, here are two of the loveliest carols on earth: the Basque carol Gabriel's Message, which is usually sung as a Christmas carol because of the last verse, but works equally well as an Annunciation carol; and the marvelous medieval carol Angelus ad Virginem. I love the elegant poetry of it, which is harder to appreciate if you don't know Latin, but there is a very good translation, Gabriel from heven-king, with a variant of the same tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5GUdUYUF8A


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM7kR66pICI

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2 comments

You too, I will link to your post.

March 25, 2010 at 2:41 PM

And, thank you!

March 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM

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