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Daniel Boys and David Bedella star in new musical ‘Gabriel’ soundtrack

The musical soundtrack will be released in December.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

A brand new musical soundtrack, inspired by the angel Gabriel in the Nativity story, has been announced. After eight years of development, Daniel Boys stars as the titular character in Gabriel, with the album available to listen to from 14 December.

Retelling the Nativity story from the angel Gabriel's point of view, listeners join Gabriel as he relays messages from Heaven to Earth. Life changes when he becomes an archangel, with God influencing every move he makes.

Gabriel is written by Andrew Fisher and Nick Stimson, with Fisher also writing music and lyrics. Ahead of the recording's release, Fisher said: "Over the years 'Gabriel' has involved various drafts, play-throughs, workshops, demo recordings, and a full performance, with the aim of a studio castrecording, slated for this autumn... Though the odds were against us, we finished it through some impressive teamwork thanks to the goodwill of all involved, all the time observing the restrictions of the pandemic, with singers and musicians either recording remotely or one-by-one in a COVID-safe recording studio."

The cast includes Daniel Boys as Gabriel, previously starring in Falsettos at The Other Palace. He's joined by David Bedella as King Herod, recently winning his third Olivier Award for & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Lauren Samuels plays Mary, with Stuart Matthew Price as Joseph. Casting is completed by James Gillan, Joel Montague, Kit Orton, Ben Stock and Stephen Weller.

The Gabriel soundtrack will be released on 14 December. A video of Daniel Boys singing "One More Day" is out now, which you can watch below.

Photo credit: Daniel Boys (Courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)

 

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