Hymns Played On Titanic


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Rae Fanning

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Wasn't "For Those In Peril On The Sea" also played on the Titanic at some point? Either during a church service or while it sank, I can't remember which....... If anyone knows, please e-mail me. I am trying so hard to find the words to that hymn and I cannot find them anywhere!
~Rae Fanning
 

Lou Kerr

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Hi Rae,

Try looking under "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" which are the opening words of this hymn.
Good luck with your search.

Lou Kerr
 
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Dear Rae, 'Eternal Father, Strong to Save' is the song you are searching for. You can hear it and read the words on this site. You will find it in the section Multimedia 'music played on the Titanic'. Hope this helps...

Charles
 
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Rae Fanning

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Wasn't "For Those In Peril On The Sea" also played on the Titanic at some point? Either during a church service or while it sank, I can't remember which....... If anyone knows, please e-mail me. I am trying so hard to find the words to that hymn and I cannot find them anywhere!
~Rae Fanning
 

Dan

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Rae,
It was during a church service/hymn sing on the
ship. I don't have my material in front of me, and
I don't recall right off the top of my head which
service it was. Second class????
The hymn is called "Eternal Father, Strong to
Save", and is found in most hymnals today. Perhaps
with the actual title now, you will be able to
find it with no problem! if not, let me know and I
will grab a hymnal and help you.

Hope that helps.
 
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Markus Philipp

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Eternal Father strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ, whose voice the waters heard,
An hushed their raging at Thy word,.
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid the storm didst sleep:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O holy spirit, who didst brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!


Found in

Golden Bells
Hymns for young people
703 Pieces
London: Children's special service Mission
no ISBN.

I could not find the date of printing. I guess that book is about 50 years old.
I found that book in the antiques corner of a book shop in Paignton/Cornwall.


All my best
Markus Philipp

P.S.
I have been six times in Cameron's Titanic, the last two times just because I wanted to learn the tune.
 
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Markus Philipp

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Hi Rae,

some additional informations which i found in the book of Lawrence Beesley.
There was a priest of the church of England on board, reverend Carter. He missed a service i the evening and therefore he asked all passengers he knew whether they liked to join a spiritual session in the evening. In the evening some hundred passengers met in the saloon. Eberybody could request a song he liked.
Carter was very familiar with the history of these songs. For each song he knew some details about the author or the circumstances where that song was written.

so far

Markus
 
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Does anyone know what music was played on Titanic?
Is there a listing or anything that would have had to be approved by WSL???

Thank you

Beverly
 

Pat Cook

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Hi Beverly,

There's a reprint of the songbook which is sold in several places, sometimes one pops up on Ebay. As to how accurate this one is, with regards specifically to Titanic as opposed to the run-of-the-mill White Star Liner, I don't know. Also, there's a CD - "Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage" with Ian Whitcomb (who I just saw the other night on a documentary for Mae West, for some reason) and the White Star Orchestra.

If you want to hear a bit of them, tho', go to:

http://www.melodylane.net/whitestar.html

Hope this is of some help.

Best regards,
Cook
 

Mike Herbold

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What a sobering and thought-provoking experience it is to listen to the music and scroll slowly through the list of the lives lost, so many of whom are familiar to me.
Thanks so much for that site.
It's now on my list of favorites.
Mike
 

Dave Gittins

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A very nicely presented site. For all you Jack and Rose fans, in the main index of the site you'll find the music and lyrics of "Come, Josephine, in my Flying Machine".
 
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Dearest Cook,

Thank you so much for sharing that site! I am in agreeance with Mike and Dave...now I need to find some sheet music and I will be all set for the Titanic Virtual Tour, in which I will be preforming as 1st Cellist. I am SOOO excited!

Sincerely

Beverly
 
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Jane Green

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Did they ever come to a final conclusion as to which tune was played just before the Titanic went down?

AUTUMN or NEARER MY GOD TO THEE?

Why isn't there a sound sample of Autumn on this website?
 
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there's a CD - "Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage" with Ian Whitcomb and the White Star Orchestra.
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Good evening Pat, I have this CD, it is very good, my wife thinks I'm crazy for listening to this dated material but it's more relaxing than most...I have several other TITANIC ERA related CD'S, I will post the list next time....

Regards,
Bill
 
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Hi Jane, as far as I know, not only was no conclusion ever made as to which hymn was last played as the Titanic sank, nobody has concluded for sure that any hymn was played at all. This one has assumed all the trappings of romantic legend.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

Dave Hudson

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I heard that the quintet that was in Cameron's film (I Salonisti? I forget the exact name) made a CD of Titanic songs. Does anyone know if that's true? Where can I get it. I have the Whitcomb CD, but I think they should have used 5 people using the same instruments.
David.
 

Dave Gittins

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The CD by I Salonisti is called And the Band Played On and might be still available. You might need to go to a classical music specialist, as I Salonisti is an old-established group specialising in light classics.

The good thing is that the disc does not duplicate much of the Ian Whitcomb record.

Jane, I sent a midi of Autumn to Phil some time ago but he has not used it. Perhaps that's because it's most unlikely that it was played. If you want more, contact me personally.
 

Diane Ostrow

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I have a link to a place the I Salonisti "And the Band Played On" cd can be ordered. If anyone is interested just contact me directly. The site has several good CD's related to Titanic and it's music!
 
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I heard that the quintet that was in Cameron's film (I Salonisti? I forget the exact name) made a CD of Titanic songs. Does anyone know if that's true? Where can I get it. I have the Whitcomb CD, but I think they should have used 5 people using the same instruments.
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Hello Dave and everyone else, I have several
Titanic-Era CD's:


TITANIC: Music as Heard on the fateful Voyage
..By Ian Whitcomb and The White Star Orchestra

And The Band Played On:Music Played on Titanic
..By I Salonisti

The Last Dance: Music For A Vanishing Era
..By I Salonisti

I should tell you that this last CD I listed had a pic of Titanic on the front, which lead me to believe it was Titanic Era type music, I also have other Titanic related CDs:

GAELIC STORM...While none of the songs that they did in the party sequence in the movie appear on this album, their songs are bouncy and worth a listen.

TITANIC: The Musical This is pretty self explanatory is it not?
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TITANIC: Anatomy Of A Disaster Soundtrack..If you liked this documentary, this is the music taken directly off of it....another worthy listening CD.

RAISE THE TITANIC soundtrack...Okay so this movie turned out to be a real disappointment but the music is haunting and very moving and I reccomend it....The music is by John Barry of James Bond fame.

THE TITANIC EXPERIANCE.....Okay, this is just a soundalike album whose conductor wanted to cash in on the Titanic hullabaloo, it has sound-a-like tracks from the movie plus title tracks of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, The 4 hr Mini-Series TITANIC and The Title track as well to the 1950's soap opera setting movie w/Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb, Titanic...Okay so the conductor of this so-so album isn't THE ONLY one who wanted to cash in on The Titanic Hoopla...So shoot me..
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Have fun, all of these CDs are available online or probably can be ordered through your favorite record store.

Bill
 

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