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NINE-year-old Amelia Carse has written a carol that wowed her neighbours and was sent to the Royal School of Church Music.

NINE-year-old Amelia Carse has written a carol that wowed her neighbours and was sent to the Royal School of Church Music.

The Hampton-in-Arden youngster composed the music and wrote the words to ‘Sleep Baby Jesus’.

Over Christmas, it was performed by worshippers at the village church, of St Mary and St Bartholomew.

It caused such a stir among the congregation, that it’s been sent to be considered by the international organisation.

“I had an idea for the carol when I was eight, and after a bit of time I started to think about the words,” said Amelia.

“I enjoy music, and have got some ideas for other songs that I’d like to do.”

The George Fentham Primary pupil has only been having piano lessons for a couple of years.

She’s just passed Grade 3 with the instrument, and recently started to play the flute with Solihull Music Service.

Mum Pat said: “She’s clearly got a talent, and has achieved a tremendous amount in just two years.

“It was great to see people’s reaction to the carol, and a lot of them said that we should do something with it.

“We’ll have to wait and see what the RSCS make of it.”

When the Solihull News visited Amelia last week, she was already in the middle of her second composition.

In just a few days, the schoolgirl had written the words and was half-way through putting the music together.

 

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