A Basque Carol

Basque Carol (composer), Chris Thomas (arranger)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Contrabass
  • Soprano Recorder
A Basque Carol
Chris Thomas


A Basque Carol (also known as Gabriel’s Message) originated from the 13th or 14th century. In this warm and joyous setting, cinematic style is combined with rich, thickly-textured string voicings inspired by composer Ralph Vaughn Williams. This graceful arrangement features an obbligato line on solo recorder (optional solo flute or violin). It may be performed by orchestra and soloist alone, or with SATB choir. There is even a moment quoted from another favorite holiday carol, Jesu Bambino. A lovely addition to your next holiday program!
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Grade: 3.5
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Product Type: Score and Parts
UPC: 6-80160-91951-2
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6091-6
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