music

  1. Encyclopedia Titanica

    The Besses o' th' Barn Band play 'Nearer My God to Thee'

    A recording made in 1912 of Nearer my God to Thee by the Besses o th barn band... http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/the-besses-o-th-band-band-play-nearer-my-god-to-thee.html
  2. Titanic Fantasy for 12 Horns and 2 Percussion

    Titanic Fantasy for 12 Horns and 2 Percussion

    Uploaded with the correct background photo this time!! There are two version of this piece now online! Enjoy! CLICK THE DESCRIPTION FOR THE CREDITS AND ROSTE...
  3. J

    Songs and Music

    What songs would have been sung board Titanic during her voyage? I know the First Class had a songbook with more than 350 songs, (if anyone knows them, please post a list of them, thanks :) ), but would an sea shanties have been sung either by the passengers or crew? Here's two of my favourite...
  4. H

    The Biggest Weekend 2018: Band "PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING" Creates 4 Titanic Related Songs

    Just found article that the band "Public Service Boardcasting" (that produce songs using old archive footage and audio such as on the Coal Miners Strike and Spitfires to name a few) have performed 4 new songs during the BBC's Biggest Weekend Festival (being Performed on the Harland & Wolff...
  5. TheTitaniac

    Review of 'Music Aboard the Titanic'

    Hi all, I recently created a write-up about the album Music Aboard the Titanic and would be interested in others' thoughts. The intent was to create a critical review as well as provide some context into each of the selections chosen and to maybe generate discussion on the topic. I plan to do...
  6. titanicman11

    Was there a band on Britannic?

    I'm also curious if there was a band on Britannic to entertain the wounded?
  7. H

    Olympic Bandsmen 1920's

    My great uncle was a bandsman on the Olympic and other ocean liners for many years. He was a notorious womaniser and married bigamously five or six times. He met wealthy women on his voyages! I would love to have a photograph of him, or any gossip....for the family archives. Although a...
  8. 1

    Third Class Music

    I'm hosting a dinner party based on food served in the third class dining saloon, and have had no trouble finding recipes, but am struggling to find appropriate music to play. I've a few Irish pieces (fiddles and the like), but not enough for a whole evening, and I think it might be a bit too...
  9. Alex Clark

    And The Band Played On.

    I have just read this and found it rather interesting. I was surprised at the comment made about cohabitation being the norm then. I also found the comments on the Women and Children First rule being a modern idea interesting. I would have thought it would be much more likely to happen then than...
  10. Alice Baldwin

    "Nearer My God to Thee" Memorabilia

    I'm looking for information on any type of Titanic memorabilia featuring the American version of "Nearer my God to Thee" (i.e., to the hymn tune "Bethany"). This could be in a physical representation of the music (such as visuals of music notes), or an aural one, or even just the words. I know...
  11. Ellie Stevenson

    The best Titanic music ever?

    I recently wrote a post for the Undercover Soundtrack on how music can inspire a novel (Ship of Haunts: the other Titanic story). On the site, authors talk about the particular music that has influenced their work. One of my tracks is Songe d'Automne - a particular arrangement by Rob Astor...
  12. B

    Just as the ship went down

    To Whom It May Concern, Hello, My name is Archie Peterson and I am writing in regards on a piece of Titanic sheet music that I own. The piece is from 1912 and is called, "Just as the ship went down". I am interested if anyone has any further information on this piece because I have an original...
  13. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Titanic Songbook

    https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-songbook.html
  14. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Titanic bandleader's letter is highlight of auction timed to the 100th

    A New Hampshire auction house is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by offering more than 180 pieces of memorabilia from the maritime tragedy, including a letter from the bandleader who chose to play on as the ship sank. Wallace Hartley wrote home to his parents in...
  15. J

    Look Out! Southampton's Titanic Story In Song

    As a lifelong resident of Southampton, myself and two other local songwriters thought it appropriate a couple of years ago to create a respectful tribute to the hundreds of local Titanic crew who died in the sinking. So in April 2010, St Michaels Church in the city saw the first performance of...
  16. M

    New CD - The Titanic Requiem- by Robin and RJ Gibb - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Hello, I'm really a new person on this forum. I don't know if you already know about this, but it's handy to know. The Titanic Requiem On 15 April 1912 the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic and over 1,500 people died. 100 years later, Robin Gibb and his son RJ, commemorate this disastrous...
  17. M

    What band played in 2nd class

    Looking for insights into what type of band played in second class, name of musicians, type of music, schedules, etc.
  18. M

    And the Band Played On by Christopher Ward

    Preview of a book soon to be published. Persevere past the first bit, which we all know one way or another, to read a rather depressing account. Tried to find if this was elsewhere on the Board, but it doesn't seem to be...
  19. M

    The Band That Played On by Steve Turner

    Just wondering if anyone else picked up this book. I haven't read it yet but it's on my short list. The story of the band has always been of interest to me.
  20. Etienne Michel

    Until what time did the band play

    I'm surprised there isn't any thread about the band during the aftermath of the collision and subsequent sinking of the ship. Perhaps I haven't looked in the right places? I'm specifically interested in knowing how long Wallace Hartley and his companions played after the collision. Is there...