BIRJINA GAZTETXO BAT ZEGOEN

Latest update on 30/12/2010

Artist: anonymus
Author: traditional
Year: 1897

Basque carol based on the anunciation story (Angelus Ad Virginem) and first published by Charles Bordes in Archives de la Tradition Basque.

Covers:

1959:

Choir of King's College, Cambridge [as Gabriel's Message; English translation: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) who as a child spend a winter in the Basque region]

1985:

Sting [idem as B-side of single Russians, two years later on A Very Special Christmas and re-recorded in 2009 on If On A Winter's Night]

1987:

Maddy Prior [als The Angel Gabriel]

2003:

Aquabella [German women a cappella and in Basque]

2006:

Moya Brennan [as Gabriel's Message]

Haunting church choir classic, particularly on the Btitish isles.

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