About Ahoy!

Mary RoseAhoy! Sing for the Mary Rose celebrates the tragic and inspiring story of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s flagship, which sank 500 years ago and then was raised in 1982, a time capsule giving us a unique insight into Tudor times. The music was commissioned by Portsmouth Grammar School and Portsmouth Festivities. Read more about Ahoy!

For choir directors

Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose by Alexander L'Estrange - world premiere, Portsmouth, June 2013

Like Zimbe!, Ahoy! (45')  is published by Faber Music and scored for the same crowd-pleasing forces of unison children's choir, SATB chorus and jazz quintet (fiddle & accordion plus rhythm section this time). Go to Resources for choirs for everything you need to plan your own performance.

Buy the CD

Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose CD

The CD was recorded by the Ahoy! Singers with the Call Me Al Quintet and is now available, price £12.97 (+ £1.95 p&p). Enjoy the exciting juxtaposition of sea shanties and Tudor music, together with L’Estrange’s original setting of Full Fathom Five from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest.