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composer/group:Basque carol
title:Gabriel's Message
category:Hymns & Carols
lyrics or other text:words by S. Baring-Gould

The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame;
"All hail," said he, "thou lowly maiden Mary,
most highly favour'd lady, Gloria!"

This piece is the theme of a Welsh tune played by Robin Huw Bowen called LLydaw. He gives its origin as a Breton hymn tune, rather than Basque. In the full "LLydaw" treatment it is surrounded by other material which is original Welsh.
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