This was a popular selection in the Edwardian period, it is listed in the White Star Line repertoire in 1912 and is very likely to have been played on the Titanic. In one of the films about the Titanic the ship's band is featured playing Orpheus. This particular recording has strings and tubas and trumpets.
Orpheus Overture, recorded in 1912 (Real Audio | MP3)
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