The Mayflower Anthem will establish a powerful and lasting commemoration of this momentous event. The composers have engaged the services of leading Portuguese tenor, Leonel Pinheiro, and the first DVD recording has been made.
The anthem’s composer, Ed Welch, has a classical music background. After graduating, he began working for United Artists Music, and he has subsequently written over 300 pieces for film, theatre and television.
Brian Patten has written the words for the anthem. He made his name in the 1960s as one of the Liverpool Poets, alongside Adrian Henri and Roger McGough. He has written over fifty poetry books for both adults and children
When the music is published, the DVDs will be sent out to choral groups with information on how to obtain the sheet music, and the team will work towards the creation of a Mayflower chorus. We have made the Mayflower 400 Anthem available to cathedrals, schools, colleges, villages and town choirs so that communities can come together and perform their special rendition of the musical piece. For availability of the score and copies of the DVD, contact the Chairman of Arts & Culture projects