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deck,” A. H. Barkworth wrote, “the The unselfish actions of Titanic’s band band was playing a waltz. The next had touched a deep chord with many peotime I passed ... the members had ple. The Titanic, initially a symbol of thrown down their instruments, and man’s highest accomplishment, had were not to be seen.”30 It should be instead become a symbol of pride before a noted that when the band stopped all fall. But out of the depths of the disaster the lifeboats were gone and they had had arisen this new hope for humanity. about three minutes to spare. RMS The stories that were told of Wallace Titanic sank at approximately 2:20 Hartley’s belief that music could buoy a.m. All eight bandsmen were lost. spirits and maintain calm in the face of To the last, the band remained the unknown restored faith in human anonymous. Not one passenger nature. If the normal human reactions to account mentioned them by name. adversity are “fight or flight,” Titanic’s But in the early days of press coverband demonstrated that, through music, The RMS Olympic’s First Class Dining Saloon there is a third, more elevated choice. In age, they emerged as heroes, having Piano, a Steinway Model R upright. The marquetry the face of death they had given their gift, sacrificed everything for the sake of and barley-twist legs were borrowed directly from the their musical offering, in the hopes that others. Many survivors testified that Reception Room grand. This piano was used primariothers might be saved. from their lifeboats they had heard ly for accompaniment during Divine Services on Nearer, My God, To Thee as the final Sunday mornings. number. This gave a measure of comRebekah Maxner is the composer and fort to all who lost someone. The arranger of five piano books. Her latest public wanted to know: Who were publications, entitled TITANIC, A Voyage these eight brave men? in Piano Music, contain leveled arrangements of music that was heard As weeks passed, the public became aware that the band they on the RMS Titanic. Her bestselling book of piano solos, Old admired was not covered by Workmen’s Compensation. As Second MacDonald had the Blues, has received accolades from reviewers, Class passengers, they had not officially sailed as crew. On the teachers and (most importantly) children. The Color Collection night of the sinking, Captain Smith had not given the order for the (piano solos) and Jolly Pachelbel (a student-teacher Christmas duet) band to play, nor did he relieve them of their post near the end, for have also become studio recital favorites. they were not under his command. The public understood that the Rebekah received her Bachelor of Music from Acadia University in band had chosen to act as they did. 1995, having studied piano with John Hansen and composition with There was a public outcry to give some compensation to the Owen Stephens. A member of the composers' collective Red Leaf families of the eight musicians who had died. Benefit concerts were Pianoworks and the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers' organized on both sides of the Atlantic. The one held in Royal Association, Rebekah is an active presenter, adjudicator, studio teacher, Albert Hall, London, on May 24 was performed by an amalgamaand, at home with her husband, mother of three beautiful children. tion of seven orchestras, seven conductors taking turns, Sir Edward Elgar being one.
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Beveridge, B., Andrews, S., Hall, S., & Klistorner, D. (2008). Titanic: The Ship Magnificent Volume Two: Interior Design and Fitting Out. (Braunschweiger, A., Ed.). Stoud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, p. 130. 2 Molony, S. (2000). The Irish Aboard Titanic. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, p. 8. 3 Beveridge, p. 135. 4 White Star Line MUSIC (Reproduction, 1999). Indian Orchard, MA: Titanic Historical Society, pp. 1-8. 5 Beveridge, p. 27. 6 Behe, G. (2011). On Board RMS Titanic: Memories of the Maiden Voyage. Lexington, KY: Lulu.com Press, p. 94. 7 Ibid., p. 104. 8 Beveridge, p. 131. 9 Ibid., p. 132. 10 Candee, H. (1912). “Sealed Orders.” Collier’s Weekly Magazine, May 4. 11 Beveridge, p. 282. 12 Ibid., p. 133. 13 Turner, S. (2011). The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, p. 131.

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Beesley, L. (1960). “The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons.” From The Story of the TITANIC as told by its Survivors. (Winocour, J., Ed.). New York: Dover, p. 22. 15 Behe, p. 277. 16 Beesley, p. 24. 17 Turner, p. 132. 18 Candee. 19 Behe, p. 278. 20 Jessop, V. (1997). Titanic Survivor. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House, p. 124. 21 Behe, p. 179. 22 Jessop, p. 129. 23 Barczewski, S. (2004). Titanic: A Night Remembered. New York: Hambledon Continuum, p. 132. 24 Bride, H. (1912). “The Thrilling Tale by Titanic’s Surviving Wireless Man.” The New York Times, April 28. In Winocour, Ed., p. 320. 25 Behe, p. 290. 26 Turner, p. 141. 27 Behe, p. 219. 28 Ibid., p. 176.

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Bride, in Winocour, Ed., pp. 317-318. Barczewski, p. 132. 31 Beed, B. (2001). Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards. Dtours Visitors and Convention Service: Halifax, Canada, p. 59. 32 Turner, p. 101. 33 Beed, p. 118. 34 Jessop, p. 124. 35 Beed, pp. 95-96. 36 Ward, C. (2011). And the Band Played On. London: Hodder & Stoughton, p. 169. 37 Turner, p. 51.

Photos and images on pages 20, 21, 22-23, 24-25, and 28 courtesy of the White Star Photo Library. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved. Titanic Menu on page 22 courtesy of Sears Canada, Inc. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.

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Contents
Editor's Page: New discoveries
Variations: Tackling a twelve-year old's slump
Musings: Creative being and the disciplined life
An interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The story of music on board the RMS Titanic
The enchanted world of piano fairy tales
Jazz & Pop: The rhythms of jazz: Syncopation
Music Reading: Recipes for effective teaching
Perspectives: Coping with burnout
Technology: Virtual reality in the piano studio
Tech Tips
First Looks: What Music Means To Me
New music reviews
CD & DVD reviews
News & Notes
Pupil Saver
Keyboard Kids' Companion
Advertiser Index
Questions & Answers
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Editor's Page: New discoveries
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Variations: Tackling a twelve-year old's slump
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Musings: Creative being and the disciplined life
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - An interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - The story of music on board the RMS Titanic
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - The enchanted world of piano fairy tales
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Jazz & Pop: The rhythms of jazz: Syncopation
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Music Reading: Recipes for effective teaching
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Perspectives: Coping with burnout
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Technology: Virtual reality in the piano studio
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Tech Tips
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - New music reviews
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - CD & DVD reviews
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - News & Notes
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Pupil Saver
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Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Keyboard Kids' Companion
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