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And The Band Played On: Music Played On The Titanic / I Salonisti

Audio Samples

>Vollstedt, Robert : Comic Cake Walk
>Baynes, Sydney : Destiny
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : El Capitan, march for band
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore, folk song for military band (BFMS 23)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Lincke, Paul : Lysistrata
>     Glühwürmchen-Idyll
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
>Joplin, Scott : Elite Syncopations
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wiener Blut
>Raff, Joachim : Cavatina
>Berlin, Irving : Everybody's Doin' it Now
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee

Album Summary

>Vollstedt, Robert : Comic Cake Walk
>Baynes, Sydney : Destiny
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : El Capitan, march for band
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore, folk song for military band (BFMS 23)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Lincke, Paul : Lysistrata
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
>Joplin, Scott : Elite Syncopations
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wiener Blut
>Raff, Joachim : Cavatina
>Berlin, Irving : Everybody's Doin' it Now
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
Ensemble Composers
Notes & Reviews:

In this delightful collection, I Salonisti has gathered together a variety of pieces from the White Star Line Songbook, a compilation of overtures, waltzes, marches and even sacred music used for the shipping company's "Olympic Class Liners," the most famous being the ill-fated Titanic. Not simply a document of the music played on the Titanic (as well as the company's other two ships of the day, the Olympic and the Britannic), AND THE BAND PLAYED ON also has historical value in that it serves as an excellent sampling of what was considered pop music of the time in addition to offering a selection of arrangements from Schubert, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky.

But there are no "heavy classics" or "serious" concert selections here. The revelers on the Titanic were out for a good time on the ship's maiden voyage and the musicians provided upbeat fare--even during the fateful sinking which claimed the lives of 1500 people. The musicians on the ship (who were listed as second-class passengers on the Titanic's logbook) worked hard by beginning their set at lunchtime and playing late into the evening. The arrangements provided here for two violins, cello, doublebass and piano include the ever-popular rag of the day, Scott Joplin's "Elite Syncopations," and the famous Intermezzo from Mascagni's opera, 'Cavalleria Rusticana.' I Salonisti has also provided a few arrangements of its own, the standout of their six contributions being "Ständchen" from Schubert's song cycle, "Schwanengesang." Fittingly, the CD closes on the tune, "Nearer, my God, to Thee."



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Works Details

>Vollstedt, Robert : Comic Cake Walk
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Baynes, Sydney : Destiny
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : El Capitan, march for band
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1896

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore, folk song for military band (BFMS 23)
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1920

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lincke, Paul : Lysistrata :: Glühwürmchen-Idyll
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Joplin, Scott : Elite Syncopations
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wiener Blut
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1873

>Raff, Joachim : Cavatina
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Berlin, Irving : Everybody's Doin' it Now
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 11/02/1911

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
  • Ensemble: I Salonisti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral