Gabriel’s Message

This traditional Christmas folk carol recounts Mary’s encounter – most highly favoured lady – with the angel Gabriel who brings her news that she will give birth God’s Son.

A mix of male and female British vocals for Gabriel and Mary’s parts and featuring a non-distracting, festive gold background, this rendition is particularly enjoyable as a ‘performance-style’ alternative piece for a carol service with limited singing.

FAQs

1) Is it fine to upload this song as part of an online service?

Yes. Song copyright is in two sections: the songwriting copyright and the recording copyright.

This song is in the public domain because the songwriting copyright has expired. In the UK the songwriting copyright for a song expires 70 years after the composer or songwriter has passed away. As this song is in the public domain it is available for musicians to adapt, arrange, use and record.

The copyright for the recording of this song is owned by the recording artist. A licence to use this recording as part of your online church service is outlined below, and included in the purchase of this download.

After purchasing this video you are allowed to upload it as part of an online service.

2) What is the licence agreement?

By purchasing this video you are being granted a licence for its use in the following ways:

  • To use the video as part of a complete online church service of no less than 20mins, comprising no more than 60% musical content.
  • To display the video at an offline, in person, church service or small group.

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Credits

Music by Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas leads the music ministry at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne. He is a composer, music director and sound designer. He has composed music for various Christian organisations such as 10 Of Those, Spring Harvest, Fusion and Speak Life.