Gabriel's Message (song)

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"Gabriel's Message"
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Recorded by Sting
Released: YYYY
Recorded: RECORDED TIME PERIOD
Length: 2:33 (2009 version)
Album(s): If On A Winter's Night...
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): traditional (text by Sabine Barring Gould)
Producer(s): Sting, Pete Smith (1985 version)
Studio(s): RECORDING STUDIO(S)
Released as single: B-SIDE

"Gabriel's Message" is a traditional song recorded by Sting in 1985 and 2009.

About the song

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Personnel

1985 version:

  • Sting - vocals
  • arranged by David Willcocks
  • produced by Pete Smith & Sting
  • recorded and mixed by Pete Smith


2009 version:

  • Sting - vocals
  • Dominic Miller - guitar
  • Ira Coleman - bass
  • Ibrahim Maalouf - trumpet
  • Cyro Baptista - percussion

Release History

Albums

"Gabriel's Message" appears on the following album releases (please see links for further details on each title):

Cover art Album title Release date Country
40px A Very Special Christmas 1985-MM-DD Country
Sting-album-IfOnAWintersNight.jpg If On A Winter's Night... 2009-MM-DD Country

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif AM 292 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD England
Stub.gif AM 390 061-7 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD France
Stub.gif AM 390 061-7 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD Germany
Stub.gif AM 390 061-7 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD The Netherlands
Stub.gif AM 390 061-7 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD Italy
Stub.gif AM 390 061-7 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD Portugal
Stub.gif AMP-240 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1985-MM-DD Japan (promo)
Stub.gif K-9871 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message" 1986-MM-DD Australia

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif AM X-14271 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message"/"I Burn For You" (live) 1985-MM-DD Australia
Stub.gif AMY 292 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message"/"I Burn For You" (live) 1985-MM-DD England
Stub.gif AM 392 061-1 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message"/"I Burn For You" (live) 1985-MM-DD France
Stub.gif SP-12164 "Russians"/"Gabriel's Message"/"I Burn For You" (live) 1985-MM-DD USA

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

The angel Gabriel from heaven came 
His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flames 
"All hail" said he to Holy Maiden Mary (to holy mary) 
Most highly favoured maid (Most highly favoured maid) 
Gloria (Gloria) 

For know that blessed mother 
thou shalt be (thou shalt be) 
For generations laud and honour thee 
Thy son shall be Emmanuel as is foretold 
Most highly favoured maid (Most highly favoured maid) 
Gloria (Gloria) 

The gentle Mary neatly bowed her head 
"To be, be as it pleaseth God" she said 
"My soul shall hold and magnify His holy name" 
Most highly favoured maid (Most highly favoured maid) 
Gloria (Gloria) 

Of her Emmanuel the Christ was born 
His Bethlehem for all that Christmas morn 
As everyone throughout the world will ever say 
"Most highly favoured maid" (Most highly favoured maid) 
"Gloria" (Gloria)

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

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References

sources: discogs.com