Titanic concert

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by fartycat, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    Dear All,

    I'm planning a Titanic themed concert near the date of the 100th anniversary of the sinking which is fast approaching.

    So I'm looking for suggestions of pieces - I'm trying to go for music from that era rather than just music associated with the sea/ships etc. Can anyone suggest anything?

    Does anyone know of an arrangement of the Propior Deo tune to Nearer, my God, to Thee (by A Sullivan)?

    Also, I'm looking for Songe d'Automne


  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "The Arcadians" was first performed in 1909, so would fit the period and is a selection well worth reviving.

    You could also dig out "Florrie Forde Favourites", as she made her London debut in 1903.
  3. jameshhjh

    jameshhjh New Member

    I know you're after music from the era but this arrangement of the music from the film is quite nice.
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
  5. slaidpog

    slaidpog New Member

    Charles Ancliffe's "Nights of Gladness" waltz - composed in 1912 might be suitable for the programme.
  6. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Probably not PC but you could always use a "Black and White Minstrels Selection". Might need to check when the songs from that were popular, but one of them has "I'm forever blowing bubbles" and this was popular in the 1910's and very popular in the 1920's when a certain London Football Club borrowed it, and have used it ever since.

    Can't remember what else is in there, but I am sure that there are multiple copies lurking in bandroons around the UK.
  7. slaidpog

    slaidpog New Member

    Another one I've just remembered:

    "White Star March/Polka" - the signature tune of the White Star Line - Titanic's owners.
    It's been arranged by Howard Lorriman through Obrasso, I think.
  8. waynefiler

    waynefiler Member

    Just done a quick google search and got things like

    Pomp & Circumstance no 1
    El Capitan
    Molly on the Shore
    cavalleria rusticana

    Whatever you choose I'm sure it'll go down well...
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  9. markyboy

    markyboy Member

    Apart from the version in the red hymn books of ' Nearer My God ' , my namesake Nigel Wears has done an arrangement of it as well . Sorry , I cant remember who published it but if its any interest to you I can contact him and ask .
  10. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    :clap: well played!
  11. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    You could get one of your bass players to play a nice slow melody....

    The Iceberg, perhaps.....

  12. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    Thanks Mark, do you know which version of the tune Nigel arranged? I'm looking for the Propior Deo tune.

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone else - we have bought the White Star march (it's quite good) and I love Arcadians (although I think my band hate it!). I can't find Florrie Forde Favourites anywhere though and I've looked through 4 different band's libraries - can anyone help?

    To try and lighten the evening I'm looking for some suggestions for rag time pieces as the Titanic band seemed to play quite a lot of these. Can anyone suggest any? We already have Maple Leaf Rag.

    Also, I'm looking for an easy arrangement (but not the Siebert) of Alexander's Rag Time Band - does anyone know of one?
  13. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Ice Castles

Share This Page