Music Played on the Titanic

The musicians on the Titanic appear to have had a basic repertoire of 342 tunes according to a contemporary White Star Line booklet. This was supplemented with other hymns and anthems which they might be called upon to play upon request. There was also a ship's bugler who called passengers to dinner. Douglas Norman played piano at a hymn sing on the afternoon before the disaster. Other musicians on board include Eugene Daly who brought his uilleann pipes abopard and was heard playing Erin's Lament and A Nation Once Again as the ship left Queenstown.
  NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
The Hymn Nearer My God to Thee has often been suggested as the last tune played by the Musicians on the Titanic. There are different versions of the hymn, all are set to verses, written in 1841, by the English poet Sara...
  NOW THE DAY IS OVER
The Hymn "Now the Day is Over" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter. Sabine Baring-Gould (1825-1878) wrote the lyrics, in 1865, and the tune “Merrial” was composed by Sir Joseph Barnby (1838-189...
  THERE IS A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY
The Hymn "There is a Green Hill Far Away" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter. The words were written by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818-1895), in 1848, for the collection Hymns for Li...
  ON THE RESURRECTION MORNING
The Hymn "On the Resurrection Morning" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter. The words were written by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) and the music "Resurrection Morn" by Ira David Sanke...
  ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE
The Hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter. William Whiting (1825-1878) wrote the lyrics, in 1860, as a poem for a student about to sail for America. T...
  LEAD KINDLY LIGHT
The Hymn "Lead Kindly Light" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter. Verses 1-3 were written in 1833 by John Henry Newman (1801-1890). While traveling in Italy as a young priest...
  OUR GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST
(O God, Our Help in Ages Past) The Hymn "Our God, our help in ages past" was recalled by Colonel Archibald Gracie, as the last to be sung at the morning service, presided over by Ca...
  THE ROAST BEEF OF OLD ENGLAND
Word and Music by Leveridge The Roast Beef of Old England was the tune played by the Bugler, P.W. Fletcher, to call first class passengers to meals. ...