Carpathia - Flex Band

Catalog: B1862

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The RMS Carpathia was sailing from New York City when her wireless operator received a distress signal from the RMS Titanic. She immediately set course at maximum speed toward the last known position of the Titanic. Her captain managed to squeeze 17 knotts out of a supposed 14-knot vessel, and amazing and dangerous feat, due to the risk of structural damage from excessive vibration and boiler explosion from excess pressure. After working her way through treacherous ice fields, Carpathia arrived on the scene at 4 o'clock in the morning, and was able to rescue 706 people.

The beginning of the work is slow and tense, signifying the distress call from Titanic. The music suddenly quickens, marking the beginning of the perilous and historic rescue mission. Rumbling feet depict the vessel's massive vibrations, while hissing sounds represent the rapidly overheating boiler. A boisterous ship's bell loudly beckons throughout. The music relinquishes its fast pace to a slow, mournful hymn as Carpathia arrives on the terrible scene. After a brief moment of tranquility, the music intensifies as the rescue ship embarks on her triumphant yet tragic return voyage to safety.

Includes one full score and flexible parts.

Publisher: FJH
Composer/Author: Owens, William
Catalog Number: B1862