What will this child become?

Baptismal introit

I wrote this baptismal introit in 1997 for Paul Bassett, a life‐long chess friend.

The words are based on Luke 1:66 –

All who heard it were deeply impressed and said, ‘What will this child become?’ For indeed the hand of the Lord was upon him.

This recording was made by Octave, a small choir (10 voices) in which I sang. The solo voice is Lynne Baillie, soprano. The vocal trio is sung by Annette Morrison, Kay Brooke and Liz Taylor, and was recorded on a separate take. The organ accompaniment is synthesised.

(Solo soprano or child treble)

What will this child become?

(Choir)

What will this child become?

(Female vocal trio)

What will this child become?

(Choir)

What will this child become?
For the hand of the Lord, the hand of the Lord is upon him (her).

You are welcome to download, print and perform the printed score royalty‐free for any non‐commercial purpose.