Recorded in London May or June 1912
"Stand To Your Post" by Bennett Scott and "Be British" by Lawrence Wright and Paul Pelham
Both performed by Robert Carr
Edison-Bell, Velvet Face (1316), London 1912
Exact Recording Date and Location Unknown
"Stand to your post" and "Be-British" were published within weeks of the sinking. Both songs feature rousing lyrics encouraging listeners to support the relief funds set up to help the victims' families.
Because early recording relied on purely mechanical methods, records such as this tend to feature brass instruments in preference to strings or wind and employed vocalists who could clearly articulate every word.
Descriptive Passage (Spoken without musical support)
First Verse (vocal, supported by trumpet soloist).
What a glorious thing it is to know,
Descriptive Passage (Spoken to the tune "Horbury" - Nearer My God to Thee - played by strings.
These recordings were also issued under the British "The Winner" title, the recordings appear to be identical although here the performer is listed as "Ernest Gray".
1. A curious corruption of Revelation 6:8 and Corinthians 1 15:55: "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
2. Additional verses were written but not included on this disk presumably due to the time contrainst of a 10 inch 78 rpm disk.
Recordings Audio Restoration and RealAudio® Conversion © Encyclopedia Titanica (1999,2001)
Sheet Music courtesy of Robert DiSogra, USA
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(1912) Stand To Your Post / Be British Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1717, accessed 31st May 2016 12:00:57 PM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/stand-to-your-post-be-british.html
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