The continuing popularity of Titanic-themed dinners has created a demand for music from the Edwardian era. This delightful CD by composer David Archibald with eleven selections, captures the spirit with assorted tempos in ragtime, light classics and period waltzes. Inspired by the White Star Line Music Book where the ship’s musicians were called upon to play one of the 350 selections per a passenger’s request by writing down a number. This ritual is how songs became to be called musical numbers. This wonderful collection includes a colorful booklet describing the history/background of the songs and their words if you wish to sing-a-long. Selections: Southampton 1912; Step Up!; I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside; Work, for the Night is Coming; Pride of the White Star Line; Come On, Lads; traditional favorites like Irving Berlin’s, Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Shine On Harvest Moon; two selections sung at Titanic’s Sunday church services–Lead Kindly, Light and Eternal Father Strong to Save; a Music Hall favorite of the era—Ship Ahoy and, Number 114 in the White Star Music Book, the hauntingly poignant, Songe D’Automne, written by Archibald Joyce, is accepted by many to be the last song performed onboard by the band.
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