This is a lovely new arrangement that will be perfect for Advent. Based on scriptures ~ Luke 1:26-38 and Isaiah 7:14 ~ the Annunciation story is set to a Basque tune for two baritone soloists accompanied by handbells and optional handchimes. The handbell introduction also includes the spoken word which leads into the main body of the piece which includes all four verses of the hymn (GABRIEL’S MESSAGE). The vocal range for the soloists makes it easily accessible for any soloist or choral group – and could even include children’s voices. Please feel free to adapt this to resources you have available in your church.
The demo recording includes choral ‘hums’ so please follow along on the score for the lyrics.
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