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Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage
     

Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage

by Ian Whitcomb & The White Star Orchestra
 
An almost scholarly assemblage, this. Bandleader Ian Whitcomb has assembled a playlist of the music that would have been heard on the RMS Titanic during its fateful voyage (a playlist that might have been heard on any White Star Liner, in fact), closing, of course, with "Songe d'Automne," the piece being performed by the ship's orchestra as the vessel vanished beneath

Overview

An almost scholarly assemblage, this. Bandleader Ian Whitcomb has assembled a playlist of the music that would have been heard on the RMS Titanic during its fateful voyage (a playlist that might have been heard on any White Star Liner, in fact), closing, of course, with "Songe d'Automne," the piece being performed by the ship's orchestra as the vessel vanished beneath the waves. Added to this are "The White Star March" (an original composition), and a recitation of "The Convergence of the Twain," a poem about the disaster written by Robert Service. The songs themselves are an intriguing mixture of the familiar ("Glow-Worm," "Alexander's Ragtime Band"), and the somewhat less familiar ("Selections from the Musical Comedy, 'The Arcadians'," "That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune"). Whitcomb and his group, with the Musical Murrays taking several vocal cuts, handle the performances with polish and verve. An interesting musical glance at the mystique of this particular tragedy, though some may find the idea a bit macabre. There's not a bit of it, though -- the album notes are very respectful and extremely informative, and there's an aura of good taste about the whole thing, which is more than can be said for some "Titanic" projects.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2005
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0081227282127
catalogNumber:
5637524469

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ian Whitcomb & The White Star Orchestra   Primary Artist
Ian Whitcomb   Piano,Accordion,Conductor,Ukulele,Recitation
Bobby Bruce   Violin
Fred Clark   Double Bass
Terry Glenny   Violin
David Pinto   Organ,Bass,Piano
Marston Smith   Cello
Fred Sokolow   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin
Wallace Hartley   Violin,Bandleader
George Woodward   Cello
White Star Orchestra   Track Performer
White Star Duo   Ensemble
White Star Trio   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Edward Elgar   Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns   Composer
Ian Whitcomb   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Concept,Photo Courtesy
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
David Pinto   Arranger,Engineer
Charlie Collins   Composer
Norma Edwards   Editorial Research
Julie DAngelo   Executive Producer
Lori Carfora   Creative Services Director
Thomas Hardy   Poetry
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Paul Lincke   Composer
Ren Shields   Composer
Howard Talbot   Composer
Harry Poole   Composer
Ria Skernick   Photo Courtesy
Jeff Smith   Art Direction
Quattrocchi   Art Direction
Lewis F. Muir   Composer
Lawrence Beesley   Liner Notes,Author
Harold Bride   Liner Notes,Author
Will Godwin   Composer
Alan Jutsi   Photo Courtesy
Dale McRaven   Photo Courtesy
Harry Castling   Composer
Lionel Monckton   Composer
Charles Ridgewell   Composer
John A. Glover-Kind   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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