from ‘Soul Architecture’: Carol of the Font

Sacred music to renew your heart

SATB a capella choir or vocal quartet

Text: George Herbert

In the 17th century, it was by no means sure that an infant would survive their early months, so baptisms became an important gate into God’s world for believers. Using Herbert’s poem ‘Holy Baptism II,’ in Carol of the Font, Becky imbues this central work in her’ Soul Architecture’ song cycle with the sounds of baptism’s water

Carol of the Font was runner up in the vocal category of the Australian 2008 Classical Music Awards. Adelaide critics have said this delicious work, “charmingly meshed old and new in a work of intriguing sonorities that was nevertheless instantly recognisable as a traditional carol”: “full of soaring arch-shaped phrases, Llewellyn’s gorgeous Carol of the Font was the loveliest work on the program.”

Written in 2002, this 4-minute work is suitable for capable a capella ensembles or choirs. It was commissioned by Syntony for its 2002 concert season and later released on the Syntony recording.

Listen to a sample of Carol of the Font by Syntony

Carol of the Font

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Where to buy

The score and CD of Syntony’s performance of Carol of the Font are normally available at the Australian Music Centre but it is closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. You can read more about Carol of the Font at:

Australian Music Centre

You can purchase Carol of the Font directly from Becky by emailing her:

music@beckyllewellyn.com.

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