Gabriel's Message

Gabriel's Message


for double chorus (or large chorus) and organ (4')

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Set for two choirs and organ, it’s a lovely score that delineates the story of Christ’s Nativity with sensitivity and imagination.
— Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

Featured on The Crossing's "Christmas Daybreak" broadcast, distributed by PRI to public radio stations throughout the USA, December 2011

Completed: September, 2011

Commissioned by St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Zachary Hemenway, director, and The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor. World premiere on December 16, 2011 by The Crossing and the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Text: from New Poems (1896) by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), and "The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Gabriel's Message)," by S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924)


Christmas Daybreak

The Crossing
Donald Nally, conductor
Scott Dettra, organ

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The National Lutheran Choir
David Cherwien, director

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