Vicars Close

‘Vicars’ Close’ Composition

Woody Collins, a young musician and composer in Year 7, has been inspired to compose a song about Vicars’ Close and Wells Cathedral. Using the knowledge of his time at Wells as a chorister and his own choral skills, Woody has integrated chorister singing and computer-generated Cathedral bells into his work, as well as Stuart Beer’s Alleluia, to depict the effect of the Cathedral looming over the Close. 

Woody’s long term aim is to capture the atmosphere of Wells by writing songs about its different landmarks. He says of his current composition, “It’s almost like going back into Wells in medieval times.” 

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