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Titanic - Hymn at Sea?
When you see the people at church in the ship, listen to the hymn that they are singing. That very hymn, that states those in Peril on the sea, was not produced until about 3 or so years after 1912.
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K Carroll writes:
Sorry to disagree with you, but - The song was "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," also known as the Navy Hymn. The words were written by Rev. William Whiting (1825-1878) in 1860 and the music (Melita) was composed by John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876) in 1861. It was introduced into the Chapel music at Annapolis in 1879. This song is also sung on British ships and has been translated into French. Additional verses have been composed over the years for aviators, Coast Guard, etc., but the original was indeed around at the time of the Titanic. It has been stated (and disputed) that this song was being played when Titanic went down. Unfortunately, we will never know.
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Piglet writes:
Sorry to stir this up (maybe should have let it remain dead and buried), but "Nearer My God To Thee" WAS the tune played by the band as the Titanic sank. The point other people have made about the time it took to sink giving you time to play a medley from Hymns Ancient & Modern is true, but "Nearer..." is what they actually played. It wasn't just put into this film, it is true (the Unsinkable Molly Brown said so in an interview in about 1920)!
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Morna writes:
I must quote a Titanic documentary that aired on A&E: "which is more important, what hymn the band played, or that they played until the waves washed them off the deck?"
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PeterDe writes:
First off, the Hymn used at the Sunday morning service by Capt. Smith was "For those in Peril on the Sea" The last song the Titanic band played is thought to be a rag time tune called "Autumn"
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Crypto3012 writes:
The 'head' of the choir actually plays NEARER MY GOD TO THEE because in real life, this is the song he requested to have played at his funeral! SPOOKY!!! Or just good-research by jim Cameron?!!!!!
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sallene writes:
Actually, this is part correct and part incorrect. While the actual song was written before the titanic sank (1860), one of the verses that they sing, which includes "those in peril in the air" was not added in until 1940. They sing this in the background while Jack is arguing with Lovejoy about talking to Rose.
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Carmen writes:
Ok, you guys totally didn't read the whole posted note about because this guy said when they were IN THE CHURCH...dude never mentioned ANYTHING about the boat sinking or anything like that in his slip up. So while you may have a point on all this...you're posting it under the wrong slip up. Good job!
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Liss writes:
Im sorry Jesse dont sound too sure, Nearer My God to Thee very well may have been played during the sinking of the ship! People even heard it ok. Survivers even stated that the song was played. Like someone said many songs were played but that was extremely likely one of them! It was even dedicated to the Titanic's orchestra because they played it sometime during the Titanic crossing! And I dont know if this is true, I definetly heard it some where but the song played during the church service on the real Titanic was those in peril on the SEA, and I dont know why I would make this up in my mind so I think it could be true. For some reason I feel really sure that that was the song played. Does anyone know?
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K Carroll writes:
So, Jesse, what was the last song played in real life?
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K Carroll writes:
Considering how long it took for the ship to sink, several songs could have been and probably were played. These are just two that have been mentioned.
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Jeremytt writes:
I don't want to bust anybody 's bubble, but Nearer My God To was almost certainly not played as the ship was going down. Hymn experts say there are 3 versions of Nearer. In America it has one tune, while in England there are twq different tunes used for Nearer. Both English and American people swear they heard Nearer as the ship went down. But all those people were 1/4 mile away or more, and anyway, how could all these be right, when there are 3 Nearer tunes? (they couldn't have played all 3! That would have been an absurdity.) Extensive research has revealed that there were many tunes played, all lively rag time tunes and popular waltzes.
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Jussac writes:
Actually, the hymn that was disputedly played as the Titanic sank was "Nearer my God to Thee"- the same one the musicians play in the film.
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KCM writes:
I'd have to agree with you sallene. If you listen to all at the service singing while the whole Jack situation occurs, they sing the portion of the song having to do with those in the air. I believe this was written for those in the armed forces who flew planes and such, and I don't believe planes were apart of the armed forces back in 1912.
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chrystal writes:
Yes, they did play that song, and if there are different versions of the same song, it is still the SAME song. I think you need to do more research.
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oreoz writes:
Yeah, they actually DID sing that on Titanic.
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calandra18 writes:
Wow, I'm amazed at how much perfection people fancy themselves to possess -sorry to interrupt kids-but how many of you where there when the actual boat was sinking in 1912? And since there is so much misconception and delusion that follows the subject of the last song played on the titanic as it was going down-or anything else that actually occurred then-I'd have to toss in and say that none of you know for certain what was played-no matter what Molly Brown or anyone else had to say that was there..if any real research was done you would see that it is still up in the air so to speak, regarding what was actually played-some say 'nearer...' while other survivors say it was another song entirely-it's documented that there were at least 3 if not more songs that survivors have quoted as the last-possibly all wrong. In a moment of panic or stress as what was occurring then, people can rarely quote the reality of the situation-even if they where there. So factually, none of you actually know, beyond a doubt what was played.
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Morna writes:
I LOVE how JC never lets you forget what's going to happen...the song was a great touch and it was written by then.
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Christopher writes:
Not totally relevant, but you can also hear "for those in peril in the air" sung in "The Right Stuff."
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Jesse writes:
You have not read any history about the sinking of the ship. Because if you had you would know that the song "Near My God To Thee" was not the last song played in the actually sinking of the ship. That was put in the movie for what ever reason maybe because of the impact of the words but the fact still remains the same. That was not the last song played in real life.
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