Heroes’ Tide

Heroes’ Tide is a brand new album, created to raise funds for the Transformation of the D-Day Museum

The album features thirteen choirs from across Portsmouth and the region, including the choristers from Portsmouth Massed Choirs, Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, the Milton Glee Club Choir, Portsmouth Choral Union and several school choirs, interpreting a range of moving pieces, such as "You’ll Never Walk Alone" and "We’ll Meet Again". The album also includes "Heroes' Tide" by Royal Marine Musician James Dunlop, a reflective and atmospheric piece composed especially for this album as a tribute to our D-Day and Normandy veterans. 

Heroes' Tide is now available to buy as a CD from the D-Day MuseumPortsmouth MuseumPortsmouth Anglican Cathedral, Portsmouth Central Libray, Cosham Library and Southsea Library for £8 per CD. If you would like a CD sent to you in the post by 1st class postage (total cost £9.20 per CD), please phone the D-Day Museum and Visitor Information Centre on 023 9282 6722 to pay by credit card, or send a cheque payable to "Portsmouth City Council" to: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea PO5 3NT. 

You can purchase a digital download of the music or stream the music from the following online stores:

Download Heroes' Tide on iTunes 
Stream and add Heroes' Tide on Apple Music 
Download Heroes' Tide on Google Play
Stream and add Heroes' Tide on Spotify 
Download Heroes' Tide on Amazon Music

Below: Normandy Veteran Frank Rosier addresses the massed choirs who had just made the recording of "Heroes' Tide" at Portsmouth Guildhall, September 2015.

Click here for a short video showing the recordings being made and explaining more about the D-Day Museum's project.

Once the costs of producing the CD have been met, all the money raised will go to the Portsmouth D-Day Museum Trust for the purpose of transforming the D-Day Museum. 

All the choirs and musicians gave their time and effort to the project at no cost in support of the D-Day Museum and its story, for which we are grateful.

Track listing: 

1. Lacrymosa: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
    Music: Howard Goodall. Lyrics: Mary Elizabeth Frye
    Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral Choir
    Director of Music & Master of Choristers, David Price

2. They Shall Not Grow Old
    Music: Brian North. Lyrics: Laurence Binyon
    Milton Glee Club Choir              
    Musical Director: Brian North   

3. Lord Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace, from Lux Perpetua
    Music: Jonathan Willcocks. Lyrics:(Prayer of St Francis)
    Portsmouth Choral Union
    Musical Director: David Gostick

4. Dum Transisset Sabbatum
    Music: Thomas Tallis
    Renaissance Choir                                                 
    Musical Director: Peter Gambie

5. Heroes' Tide
    Music & Lyrics: James Dunlop
    Portsmouth Massed Choirs
    Musical Director: David Price

6. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Morte Christe)
    Music: Emrys Jones. Lyrics: Isaac Watts Music
    Solent Male Voice Choir
    Musical Director: Howard Wilkie

7. D-Day Dodgers (Remembering the Eighth Army in Italy)
    Music & Lyrics: Harry Pynn
    Quay of Sea Voices                                              
    Musical Director: Simon Long

8. Homeward Bound
    Music & Lyrics: Marta Keen (arr. Jay Althouse)
    Siskin Primary School
    Musical Director: Adrian Green

9. We’ll meet again
    Music: Ross Parker. Lyrics: Hughue Charles
    Rowner Junior School
    Musical Director: Adrian Green    

10. There’ll be blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover
    Music: Walter Kent. Lyrics: Nat Burton
    Grange Junior School
    Musical Director: Adrian Green

11. You’ll never walk alone
    Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
    Peel Common School (Cathedral Outreach Project)
    Musical Director: Adrian Green

12. Sailing
    Music & Lyrics: Gavin Sutherland (arr. Peter Hunt)
    Gosport School Choirs
    Musical Director: Adrian Green          

13. Don’t Fence me in
    Music: Cole Porter. Lyrics: Robert Fletcher
    Gosport School Choirs
    Musical Director: Adrian Green

The schools participating in the recording did so as part of the "Cathedral Sing" project run by Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral.