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  1. 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...
  2. titanicman11

    Was there a band on Britannic?

    I'm also curious if there was a band on Britannic to entertain the wounded?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. S

    Ian Whitcomb and His Orchestra

    I have both of Whitcomb's CD's, "Titanic--Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage" as performed by the White Star Orchestra and "Titanic Tunes-- A Sing-A-Long In Steerage". First, I would highly recommend both of these CD's to get a view of what the different classes listened to. The first one is...
  12. J

    Where did the band play

    I'm wandering where the Band concert took place. Some people said it was in the Reception on D deck and other think it was in the First Class Lounge...Sorry if the question was already asked and answered...And sorry for my english, my native language is french... [Moderator's note: The title...
  13. V

    Titanic orchestra's repertoir

    I have found a White Star Line or Titanic Orchestra's repertoir with numbers of pieces, but I have not the link. Does anybody know, where I can get it?
  14. S

    Band's Schedule

    I have a question regarding the musicians and their work schedules. Besides providing dinner music in the first class and second class dining room, what other areas of the ship would they have performed in? They must have had some schedule that told them where they were supposed to be...
  15. S

    The White Star Orchestra Recording

    Rhino Music produced a recording of Titanic's 'Music As Heard on the Fateful Voyage'- 'The White Star Orchestra'. Ian Whitcomb conducts 23 song selections. CD booklet has biographical information on the musicians and original artwork of that era. Anyone else have a CD recording of...
  16. P

    The Band's whereabouts the night of the sinking

    Hello all, just a couple of simple questions regarding the band in the evening of April 14th. Am I wrong, or were most (if not all) public rooms closed by 11pm on April 14th? If I'm indeed correct on that one, then were was the band when it was asked (ordered?) to go and play for the...
  17. P

    Music of the band

    Hi there! In Camerons Titanic the band is playing several numbers (not only at the sinking but also at lunch, dinner et cetera). I want to know if these numbers (like 'Orpheus' and 'Wedding Dance') really were played on the ship, where I can find them on google or something and witch...
  18. H

    Titanic's First Class Band

    Hi I just came across something that i thought might be a good topic for conversation. Whilst reading a sunday newspaper Britain's News Of The World, i came across a page that was entitled TRUE OR FALSE, it was written by a lady reporter who was giving answers to popular myths. One of which...
  19. O

    Where did the band eat

    Can anyone answer this question? I really wonder where the band, listed as 2nd class passengers, had their meals on the Titanic. I am sure that someone knows the answer
  20. R

    Cunard Orchestra Repertoire

    I'm wondering about the type of music the orchestra played on the last voyage. Would most of it be similar to what's on Whitcomb's Titanic CD? Better yet, is there a copy of what a 1915 orchestra repertoire from a Cunard ship available any place? Hoehling (I think) seems to mention "Just A...
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