New lyric set to classical music – used at a baptism

Nottingham poet and lyricist Don Read

Among other things, I write lyrics to classical themes, and some years back I wrote a lyric called ‘Child‘ to the music of Bach, “Air On A G String”.

Shortly after the recording was made, a member of the choir who performed it asked me for permission to use the song at the baptism of a child. I was pleased to send her copies of the music and lyric (lyric attached as a pdf on the left of this article).

After the event she wrote to me saying how well the song had been received and she thought it might be shared more widely. You are free to share it with your baptism contacts if you like it too.

If you’d like to listen to a version sung by Sinfonia Chorale click ‘play’ below. Michael Neaum as both arranger and accompanist:-

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