Monday, July 8, 2013

Titanic Violin Found

In the deep recesses of an attic in England, a special musical treasure has been found.  It has been verified, using CT scan, that it is the violin played by Wallace Harley, the bandmaster of the famed Titanic.  One of the most touching moments remembered in the movie is of the ship's band playing "Nearer My God To Thee" to calm the passengers as the ship sank.  What courage those musicians had!  

The violin is not playable any more since it was submerged in salt water.  Harley had placed the violin in its case and strapped it to his body.  It was presented to his fiance' Maria after his body was recovered.  She had given it to him on the occasion of their engagement.  The instrument had been passed down in the family over the years.

Read more and see more photos in this article by Huffington Post.

Titanic Violin Confirmed Authentic By CT Scan; Instrument Belonged To Bandmaster Wallace Hartley