The Lighthouse Keeper

This song was inspired by my song I Live in a Lighthouse which was composed for Classes 4B and 4F of Thoresby Primary School and also Open Doors in Hull. It was for our performance in Hull City of Culture celebrations in 2017. By the way, I live in a lighthouse.

Vocal difficulty: 3 of 5
Accompaniment difficulty: 2 of 5


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A spotlight on Errollyn Wallen, featuring A Day in the Life of a Composer and an interview with Charles MacDougall.


Composition activities exploring Errollyn Wallen's song The Lighthouse Keeper

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Emily Barden and Charles MacDougall on how to count and keep a steady pulse.


Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Dominic Ellis-Peckham and Emily Barden share their top tips on how to include dynamics into your singing.


Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.


Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charlotte Brosnan and Emily Barden on intervals.


Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.

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Song Credits

Music by
Errollyn Wallen

Words by
Errollyn Wallen

Performance track:
Performed by the specially commissioned Hull Music Hub Massed Choir, featuring singers from the City of Hull Junior Choir, Hull Choral Union Junior Chorus, Kelvin Hall School, Wold Academy and, by special invitation, the Hymers College Year 6 Choir.
Directed by Charles MacDougall
Accompanied by Errollyn Wallen
Recorded by Mike Challis
Backing track:
Performed by Errollyn Wallen
Recorded by Mike Challis