This traditional Christmas Carol is called either "Gabriel's Message", "The Angel Gabriel" or "The Basque Carol". It is thought that this Carol was one of the songs found by the French composer Charles Bordes (1863-1909) while researching traditional Basque music. He published several of these traditional songs, and some were translated and popularised elsewhere in Europe. This version of Gabriel's Message has been arranged for guitar by Welsh guitarist Glenn Jarrett. For players of other instruments go to our Piano Version which also includes music for a range of different instruments.