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Magill: Titanic - An Atmospheric Poem in Five Pictures

Release Date: 02/24/1998 
Label:  Athene   Catalog #: 13   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ronan Magill
Performer:  Ronan Magill
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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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Works on This Recording

Titanic, 10th-15th April, 1912, an atmospheric poem in five pictures for piano solo by Ronan Magill
Performer:  Ronan Magill (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1988 
Date of Recording: 06/20/1997 
Length: - Minutes - Secs. 

Sound Samples

Titanic: Picture 1: Lamentation for the Sea Dead
Titanic: Picture 2: The Departure
Titanic: Picture 3: The Voyage
Titanic: Picture 3: Ship's Vibration Walking about on Deck
Titanic: Picture 3: The Wireless Room
Titanic: Picture 3: The Engine Room
Titanic: Picture 3: Back on Deck
Titanic: Picture 3: Talking on Deck
Titanic: Picture 3: The First Class Reception Room D Deck
Titanic: Picture 3: Waltz
Titanic: Picture 3: Applause and Vibration
Titanic: Picture 3: Two Young Girls in Third Class
Titanic: Picture 3: The Cold Starry Night
Titanic: Picture 4: The Iceberg
Titanic: Picture 5: Return to the Sea
Titanic: Picture 5: "The Lass of Aughrim"
Titanic: Picture 5: Nocturne
Titanic: Picture 5: Remembrance
Titanic: Picture 5: Songe D'Automne
Titanic: Picture 5: The Waltz

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