Music on the ship {CD _Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage_} : LUSENET : TitanicShack : One Thread

Has anyone else listened to the CD "Music Aboard the Titanic?" It contains selections from the White Star songbook and was composed by Carl Wolfe.

-- WEP (, March 16, 1998


Response to Music on the ship

I haven't heard the disc you're referring to, but I just purchased "Titanic: Music As Heard on the Fateful Voyage" by Ian Whitcomb and the "White Star Orchestra." This disc has a number of tunes from the White Star playbook of the era, including Songe d'Automne, which many scholars believe was the last tune played by Titanic's gallant musicians.

The disc is on the Rhino label, ISBN# 1-56826-833-5.


-- Kip Henry (, March 17, 1998.

Response to Music on the ship

Do any of the CD's have "Nearer My God to Thee"? That is the last song James cameron thought the band played.

-- Natalie (, March 17, 1998.

The Ian Whitcomb disc does not have the hymn.

-- Kip Henry (, March 17, 1998.

Yes, Natalie. "Music Aboard the Titanic" does contain "Nearer, My God, to Thee." The liner notes contain the following passage: "The British version of Nearer, My God, to Thee," which is known to have been bandleader and violinist Wallace Hartley's favorite hymn, is performed on this recording. The short, solo violin at the end of the piece is in Hartley's honor."

-- WEP (, March 18, 1998.

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