Resources for Choirs

First, watch this 3 minute video:

Now – everything you need to put on your performance of Ahoy!

Premiere of Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose by Alexander L'Estrange, Portsmouth June 2013

Premiere of Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose by Alexander L’Estrange, Portsmouth June 2013

Ahoy! is published by Faber Music Ltd. Obtain the full Vocal Score (sale or hire) (ISBN 0-571-53766-9) and performance licence from Faber Music: tel +44 (0)1279 828907 or email Faber Music Hire Library.

Vocal score
The vocal score includes all vocal parts and a keyboard reduction for use in rehearsals. For performances, you will also need to obtain the conductor’s score and instrumental parts, which are available through the Faber Music Hire Library: hire@fabermusic.com, tel +44 (0)1279 828907/8. See AHOY information sheet

Children’s choir part and rehearsal CD
This is provided as a .pdf (landscape), which can then be printed or projected for rehearsal use (there is a small charge of £15 for this). The children’s rehearsal CD is made available upon request, free of charge. Please contact Faber Music: tel +44 (0)1279 828907 or email Faber Music Hire LibraryN.B. Ahoy is designed to be sung off-by-heart by the children’s choir!

“Dear Concert Organiser” – a list of useful questions and information about how to put on a successful performance.
Click here to Download.

*NEW*: PART-LEARNING CDs – professionally sung
SATB Part-learning CDs (one for each voice part) are now available as a set of 4, for a special price of UK £40 (plus P&P), Outside UK £40 (plus P&P) – see drop down menu. (Price includes permission to make copies for your choir members.)


Ahoy! Set of 4 Learning CDs



The 'Call Me Al' quintet performing Ahoy! (with composer Alexander L'Estrange at the piano and Hugh Dennis, narrator at the world premiere, Portsmouth, 2013)

The ‘Call Me Al’ quintet performing Ahoy! (with composer Alexander L’Estrange at the piano and Hugh Dennis, narrator at the world premiere, Portsmouth, 2013)

Instrumental quintet

The composer, Alexander L’Estrange, is delighted to offer advice and assistance with booking your quintet (piano, bass, drums, violin, accordion) and may even be available to play piano or bass for your performance.  Contact him here.

N.B. Band parts need to be hired from the Faber Music Hire Library.

Rehearsals and Workshops

Please contact the composer for details

 Programme notes & images to download

Download Ahoy Concert Programme Notes which includes an “Introduction by the composer”,  a “List of songs” and  the lyrics for “The water is wide” (which your audience will need to join in the encore!)

Download a biography of the composer, Alexander L’Estrange

Download a high-res Ahoy image for use on posters and programmes

Download a composer photo of Alexander L’Estrange

Make money for your choir

Ahoy! CD (usual price £12.97) is available for bulk orders (min 25) on sale or return at discount price. Sell them to choir members and friends and make money for choir funds or your charity of choice.
Ask for details 

 

 

Buy Ahoy! CD

Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose CD

Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose CD

The CD of Ahoy! is now available! Buy the CD of Ahoy!

Professionally sung SATB learning CDs are also now available.

Ahoy! Premiere: Portsmouth 24 June 2013

On Monday 24 June 2013 the Portsmouth Guildhall was the setting for the premiere of Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose as part of the Portsmouth Festivities.  Watch the premiere of Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose

From Zimbe! to Ahoy!

“Full fathom five African music lies: of its bones are chorales made. Zimbe! makes pearls that were its tunes: nothing of Africa that might fade but now enjoys a sea-change into something rich, and L’Estrange.”
Mike Wilmott
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