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Long before the epic motion picture was conceived, Ronan Magill compiled this music-poem in memory of the loss of the Titanic her passengers and crew. Inspired by watching the older film version of the tragedy, A Night to Remember, the piece was built up gradually into five “pictures” (see track list).
The work incorporates two songs by composer Archibald Joyce, which were on the Titanic’s music lists, and one of which (Songe d’Automne) is believed to be the piece played by the ship’s band on the sloping deck, just before the final plunge into oblivion.
“This is an extraordinary piece… strongly recommended” - Musical Opinion
“The playing is impressive, the recording even more so… “ - BBC Music
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