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Titanic Violin Notes

The music to the film Titanic was academy award winning and you may not wish to always listen to the Celine Dion version of 'My heart Will go On" but now you don't have to. as we have the Titanic Violin Notes.

"My Heart Will Go On" is Céline Dion's biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles in history, having sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.  In the United States, the song was given a limited number of copies - 690,000. Regardless, it debuted at number-one on the 

James Cameron originally intended Enya to compose the music, and in fact put together a rough edit of the film using her music as a temporary soundtrack. After she declined, he approached James Horner Their relations were cold after their first cooperation in Aliens but the soundtrack of   Braveheart made Cameron overlook it. Horner composed the soundtrack having in mind Enya's style; 

James Cameron was adamant about not including any song in the movie, even over the closing credits. No singing. But composer James Horner secretly arranged with lyricist Will Jennings to write it and singer Céline Dion to sing it, the tape was then presented to Cameron. 

We all know what happened next.

Originally several Titanic songs were written in french and included with the script. A decision was made however to keep these on a separate Celine Dion album and use only the english song and rest of the score. The story was based off of a newspaper article marking the day in history and how it affected the locals and those abroad with what had happened. Included was this one remark about a woman who fell in love at sea and lost him in the disaster. What isn't main stream knowledge was there was a heart shaped pendant that really existed.

Anyhow the song can be played below.  Enjoy Titanic Violin Notes

Latest Titanic News July 2012

Titanic Exhibit In San Diego(21 Jul 2012, OCRegister)

Museums around the world are marking the anniversary of the April 15, 1912, incident, made even more famous by the 1997 movie "Titanic." A major local commemoration is the virtual voyage at San Diego Natural History Museum. When you buy a $27 ticket aboard the Titanic, you are assigned the name of an actual 1912 passenger and walk through exhibit galleries that explain how Titanic came to be, some of the personalities aboard the vessel's celebrated maiden voyage, how she met her demise and how artifacts being salvaged from the ocean floor are keeping Titanic's legacy alive. You view some 200 artifacts, including passengers' personal belongings, raised from the deep. The exhibit runs through Sept. 9.

Clive Palmer reveals detailed plans for Titanic II(17 Jul 2012, Herald Sun)

The outspoken businessman said a casino would most probably be restricted to first class passengers only to ensure those who could not afford to lose money didn't. "There'll be some sort of screening (process)," Mr Palmer said. We'll be in international waters so we'll probably be able to stop pensioners coming without breaching any legislation." He said the replica of the ill-fated Titanic would feature a number of key differences including the addition of a "safety deck" with "proper lifeboats".

As Titanic's Discoverer Does Research At Sea, Armchair Explorers Can Watch Online(16 Jul 2012, Washington Post)

Bob Ballard, who discovered the Titanic in 1985, is a shipwreck-finding machine. Now you can watch his crew search for ancient wrecks through the eyes of the machines that do the real work. This summer, as Ballard and his exploration ship Nautilus sail the Black and Mediterranean seas, armchair explorers can watch online atwww.nautiluslive.org. As a rotating crew of 100 scientists and educators search for Byzantine-era ships and sample ocean life, live video from two remotely operated vehicles — the classically named Hercules and Argus — will take viewers to the seafloor in real time. Outfitted with a high-speed data link, the Nautilus is the only exploration ship in the world bringing the public along for the ride.

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Halifax Served As Final Port For Many Titanic Victims(15 Jul 2012, Nashua Telegraph)

We stood in a light misty rain at the bottom of a gentle rise at the upper end of the Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ahead of us, four rows of mostly identical gray granite markers curved inward to come to a point at the top of the rise. Our tour guide, a gentlemanly, kilt-wearing Scotsman named Doug, said the curve was deliberate, to indicate the prow of a ship. Each marker bears the date April 15, 1912, the date these 121 people died on the steamship Titanic. Each marker has a name, if known, and many aren’t, and a number that indicates the order in which the body was found. Since some bodies were so badly damaged that they were buried at sea and some were removed by family members, the numbers exceed the 149 buried in Halifax. Perhaps being there in the rain was appropriate: It’s a sad place, but a well-kept, revered spot.

Unsinkable Molly Brown's 145Th Birthday Shared With Community, Family(15 Jul 2o12, Denver Post)

It wasn't the woman in the white Victorian gown and satin gloves who drew the most looks at Molly Brown's 145th-birthday celebration Sunday but the woman in a red shirt and jeans — Brown's great-granddaughter. Helen Benziger, 61, joined the crowd celebrating her great-grandmother's birthday at the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver. "This is the most amazing thing that she could have dreamed of," Benziger said. "She would love it if she knew that this many people, a hundred years later, still came here and held her in such great esteem." The event included children's activities, tours of the home — saved from demolition in 1970 — historic presentations and cake.

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Premier Exhibitions 1Q Profit Up, Attendance Rises(12 Jul 2012, Businessweek)

Premier Exhibitions, known for its 'Bodies' shows and Titanic exhibit, posted a 9 percent jump in first-quarter net income as it held more events and operated on more days during the period. The Atlanta company earned $1.2 million, or 2 cents per share, for the three months ended May 31. That compares with $1.1 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 19 percent to $11.5 million from $9.7 million.

Washington Post Receives 'Adorable' Letter From Fifth Graders Correcting Mistake In Titanic Story(11 Jul 2012, Huffington Post)

After publishing an April roundup post of Titanic books, Washington Post contributing editor Dennis Drabelle received the most adorable correction ever from an unlikely source -- a fifth grade class from Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda, Md., Poynter reports. Drabelle had initially written that Titanic collided with the iceberg on April 15 -- something the youngsters refuted with an adorable correction written on a large letter. “Based on our research,” wrote Mrs. Reed’s fifth-grade class, “the Titanic hit the iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912.” Whoops!

Rare Titanic Rescuers' Medal Up For Auction(10 Jul 2012, This is Bath)

The medal is believed to be the rarest of its kind – only a few were made and the one being sold by auctioneers Aldridge & Sons in Wiltshire later this month is the most senior to be sold. It was given to the Carpathia’s second officer, James Bisset and is a gold medal of thanks – it’s only the second gold medal to be offered for sale anywhere in the world in the past 25 years. “It’s thought to be the most senior officer’s medal ever to go under the hammer,” said Andrew Aldridge, from the Devizes firm.

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Ready For A Titanic Feast?(9 Jul 2012, The Sunshine Coast Daily)

Food and wine lovers with a sense of history will be in their element from Monday July 30 to Sunday 5 August when the 'Titanic Culinary Journey' sets sail at Palmer Coolum Resort. The lavish menus from the world's most famous ship, the RMS Titanic, will be lovingly recreated by Palmer Coolum Resort's skilled chefs during a romantic culinary celebration that will encapsulate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort's sumptuous restaurants. While guests indulge their tastebuds from the delectable menus, imagery and entertainment will complete the experience by showcasing the extravagance that was so prevalent in maritime travel during early 1900s.

Memorial Plaque For Titanic Workers(7 Jul 2012, Belfast Telegraph)

A memorial plaque in tribute to eight shipyard workers who lost their lives during the construction of the Titanic has been unveiled. First Minister Peter Robinson unveiled the memorial erected outside the club rooms of Harland and Wolff Welders’ Football and Social Club in east Belfast.

New Exhibit Gives Residents Up Close Look At Titanic(7 Jul 2012, WACH)

The South Carolina State Museum has a new Titanic exhibit; which has been a popular one so far this summer. The exhibit includes over 100 artifacts found from the actual ship wreck; from dishes to clothing to purses; even beds. There is also a movie showcasing how it was built until it sank. Another unique feature is a fake iceberg for people to touch. It shows just how cold the water was that froze most of the passengers to death.

Titanic Discoverer Locates Turkish Pilots Shot Down By Syria(4 Jul 2012, Telegraph.co.uk)

The discovery of the two corpses on the seabed could help to settle an argument over whether the plane was shot down in international airspace or over Syrian territorial waters. Turkey recruited the services of Robert Ballard, a renowned oceanographer who discovered the wreckage of the Titanic in 1985, to locate the remains of the F-4 Phantom and its two missing crew members. The bodies of Gokhan Ertan and Hasan Huseyin Aksov were located by the MV Nautilus, an American deep-sea exploration vessel led by Mr Ballard. The boat is now attempting to retrieve the remains of the two men. The wreckage of the plane itself has yet to be found. Turkey will hope that its retrieval will boost its case that Syria shot the aircraft down deliberately and without warning in international airspace -- although it has acknowledged that the plane probably drifted into Syrian waters when it crashed.

Titanic Souvenirs And More At Old Museo Maritimo(3 Jul 2012, ABS CBN News)

Video of Titanic artifacts and related items at Old Museo Maritimo in Pasay City, Phillippines.

It's full steam ahead for Titanic II

MINING tycoon Clive Palmer said today it was full steam ahead for his plan to build a 21st century version of the Titanic, with 20,000 people expressing interest in the maiden voyage.

There was scepticism when the self-made mining billionaire announced his ambitious plans in April to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its ill-fated predecessor, which sank 100 years ago.

But Mr Palmer today said one of the world's leading ship design and marine engineering companies had now been commissioned to assist with the project.

Finnish-based Deltamarin, which has offices worldwide, will undertake a full review to ensure the vessel will be compliant with all current safety and construction regulations.

It will also ensure that the design criteria laid down by Blue Star Line, which Palmer established, are met.

The work carried out by Deltamarin will enable China's CSC Jinling Shipyard to begin construction of the passenger liner, which will be 270 metres long, 53 metres high and weigh 40,000 tonnes.

It will have 840 rooms and nine decks.

Mr Palmer said there had been keen international interest from passengers wanting to be on board the maiden commercial voyage scheduled for 2016 between England and North America.

"More than 20,000 people have registered on Blue Star Line's website expressing an interest in receiving regular updates from us or requesting information on how to secure bookings for Titanic II's maiden voyage," he said.

"Titanic II will be a regular feature on the transatlantic route between the UK and USA," Palmer added.

"This magnificent vessel is being constructed in memory of the heroic people who served on the first ship, as well as the passengers who sadly shared their fate."

Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg on its first voyage, from Southampton to New York, killing more than 1500 passengers and crew. The original liner was built in Belfast.

Human remains possibly found in Titanic shipwreck

The remains of a coat and boots, articulated in the mud on the sea bed near Titanic's stern, are suggestive evidence of where a victim of the disaster came to rest.

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The remains of a coat and boots, articulated in the mud on the sea bed near Titanic's stern, are suggestive evidence of where a victim of the disaster came to rest.

Human remains may be embedded in the mud of the North Atlantic where the New York-bound Titanic came to rest when it sank 100 years ago, a federal official said Saturday.

A 2004 photograph, released to the public for the first time this week in an uncropped version to coincide with the disaster’s centenary, shows a coat and boots in the mud at the legendary shipwreck site.

“These are not shoes that fell out neatly from somebody’s bag right next to each other,” James Delgado, the director of maritime heritage at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

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The way they are “laid out” makes a “compelling case” that it is where “someone has come to rest,” he said.

The image, along with two others showing pairs of boots resting next to each other, were taken during an expedition led by NOAA and famed Titanic finder Robert Ballard in 2004. They were published in Ballard’s book on the expedition. Delgado said the one showing a coat and boots was cropped to show only a boot.

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Filmmaker James Cameron, who has visited the wreck 33 times, has said he has seen “zero human remains” during his extensive explorations of the Titanic.

The New York Times first reported about the photographs in Saturday editions.

Filmmaker James Cameron, who has visited the wreck 33 times, told the newspaper that he had seen “zero human remains” during his extensive explorations of the Titanic. “We’ve seen shoes. We’ve seen pairs of shoes, which would strongly suggest there was a body there at one point. But we’ve never seen any human remains.”

For Delgado, who was the chief scientist on an expedition in 2010 that mapped the entire site, the difference in opinion is “one of semantics.”


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Titanic tragedy remembered in special events

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is being remembered at events across the world, including in the ship's birthplace Belfast.

A Titanic Memorial Garden - with the names of 1,512 victims etched on five bronze plaques - is being opened close to where the liner was launched.

A service is being held in Southampton where the voyage to New York began.

And at the North Atlantic site of the sinking, memorial cruise ship Balmoral is marking the time it hit an iceberg.

The ship has arrived at the site where the Titanic sank 400 services miles (460km) off the coast of Newfoundland on 15 April and passengers and crew are holding commemorations to mark the tragedy.

Another cruise ship, Azamara Journey, has sailed from New York to take part in the ceremony.

Descendants of the victims are expected at the services, and will lay wreaths and join in a minute's silence in memory of all those who died.

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The ABC remembers Titanic 100 years on.

Australia's ABC has put together a great collection of Titanic resources to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.  

There are numerous images, videos, articles and resources from 1912 and today.  I strongly recommend taking a look at this for a range of high quality Titanic content including the casualty lists of who went down with the Titanic? Examine 10 hastily typed fatality reports from the time.  Access it here.

200,000 Titanic-related records are published online

Titanic Titanic leaving Southampton on its maiden voyage

 

More than 200,000 records relating to the Titanic have been published online to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking on 15 April.

The documents provide information about survivors and the 1,500 people who died, including a number of wills and hundreds of coroner inquest files.

The collection has been gathered by the subscription-based family history website Ancestry.co.uk.

However, access to the Titanic records collection is free until 31 May 2012.

The Titanic, which was built in Belfast, sank in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg during its maiden voyage to New York.

The records include the ship's official passenger list, which shows the names, ages and occupations of those on board the ill-fated liner.

It also details the nationalities, positions and addresses of the ship's crew which had more than 900 members.

'Tragic'

The last will and testament of Titanic's captain, Edward J Smith, is among the documents which can be accessed online.

Captain Edward John Smith The will of Edward John Smith is included in the online collection

The wills of wealthy American businessmen Benjamin Guggenheim and John Jacob Astor can also be viewed on the site.

All three men lost their lives in the disaster.

Members of the public can search through more than 329 coroner inquest files and records of the 330 bodies that were recovered at sea.

Titanic memorial cruise delayed by strong winds

Story Image The MS Balmoral sets sail for the Titanic memorial cruise from Southampton, England, Sunday, April 8, 2012. Nearly 100 years after the Titanic went down, a cruise with the same number of passengers aboard is setting sail to retrace the ship's voyage, including a visit to the location where it sank. The Titanic Memorial Cruise is set to depart Sunday from Southampton, where the Titanic left on its maiden voyage. The 12-night cruise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the White Star liner. With 1,309 passengers aboard, the MS Balmoral will follow the same route as the Titanic

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Amazing 3D Titanic must see

This is with out doubt the best interactive model of the Titanic I have ever seen online. 

You can do a genuine tour of the ship and gain a real understanding of the parts that made her a piece of history. 

Students will especially love exploring the different areas of the Titanic but anyone will find this site both fun and interesting.  Enjoy it here and remember to check out our educational links for the biggest collection of Titanic learning resources on the web.

Titanic wreck to gain UNESCO protection

Titanic wreck to gain UNESCO protection

Updated April 06, 2012 12:01:16

The wreck of the Titanic will this month come under UNESCO protection, as it has now been lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for 100 years.

The British liner sank in international waters and so comes under no state's protection but, after a century, wrecks fall under the jurisdiction of a 2009 UN Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

"From now on, state parties to the convention can outlaw the destruction, pillage, sale and dispersal of objects found at the site," UNESCO said, in a statement from its Paris headquarters.

"They can take all possible measures within their power to protect the wreck and ensure that the human remains there are treated with dignity."

The passenger liner hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic, sinking to almost 4,000 metres in waters off Newfoundland on the night of April 14, 1912, with the loss of 1,514 people on board.

It was and remains one of the worst peacetime shipping disasters in history, and this year's anniversary is being marked by several cultural and historical events in Britain and the United States, its intended destination.

The wreck was rediscovered in 1985 thanks to advances in submarine technology, and historic artefacts have since been recovered.

"The sinking of the Titanic is anchored in the memory of humanity and I am pleased that this site can now be protected by the UNESCO Convention," UNESCO director general Irina Bokova said.

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Two Titanic Classics: A Night to Remember and Titanic on Bluray

The sea is a fierce and cruel opponent to be decisively mastered. It's the unpredictable element; the highway for the Artie's counter-offensive against inquisitive and adventurous man. Its weapons are the iceberg and the ice-floe. Twenty tidewater glaciers along the west coast of Greenland are launching platforms for a barrage of giant icebergs that make an annual descent on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, which were among the heaviest traveled shipping lanes in the world. After calving from the glaciers the icebergs spend a winter at Melville Bay, a second winter at Cape Dier and reach the Grand Banks (1800 miles away) the following spring and summer. The danger period to shipping was from April to July, the height of the tourist season.

The public outcry at the Titanic disaster led to the institution of the International Ice Patrol, maintained by the United States Coast Guard. It was a cooperative effort of the United States and Canada on this side of the Atlantic, and seven other major maritime nations that subscribed to the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea. The last convention (before these films were made) were negotiated in 1948 and came up for renewal in 1960. The International Ice Patrol began operations in February each year when the iceberg calving season began. The patrol area covered an area about the size of Pennsylvania off the Grand Banks. Headquarters are at Argentia, Newfoundland, where cutters and B-17's were based and from which 24 hour patrols are carried out to sight and report bergs and ice floes. Ice reports were broadcast twice daily and listened to religiously by transatlantic steamer and air traffic. All commercial radio transmission ceased when ice information was broadcast, another result of the "Titanic" disaster, when commercial messages prevented receipt of vital information.

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Titanic: Kate Winslet and James Cameron at 3D premiere

Oscar winner Kate Winslet and director James Cameron are in London for the red carpet premiere of a new, 3D version of Titanic.

Winslet shot to worldwide fame after starring in the original 1997 film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Director James Cameron said he was "plucked off my expedition ship" for the premiere, following his recent deep ocean descent off Pacific island Guam.

He told the BBC he thought of the epic movie as "a timeless classic".

The 3D conversion would allow fans to "revisit" the box-office blockbuster, he added.

"The big thrill of it isn't just the 3D," he said, "it's bringing it back to the big screen, where it has a lot more emotional impact".

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Kate Winslet Kate Winslet played upper class socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater

The movie, which took two years to film, saw Winslet play upper class socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater opposite DiCaprio's third class passenger Jack Dawson.

Until the release of Avatar in 2009 - also directed by Cameron - Titanic was the most successful movie ever, with global takings of $1.843bn (£1.14bn).

Avatar went on to make $2.77 billion (£1.76 billion).

Speaking of the 3D conversion, Cameron said: "More than ever, you feel you're right there going through all the jeopardy that Jack and Rose go through."

"The 3D kicks the whole experience up to another level."

He added he would consider 3D versions of his other movies, including the first two Terminator films, if they were considered economically viable.

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Titanic: Underwhelming reviews for television drama

A scene from ITV1's Titanic The first outing of ITV1's Titanic beat the conclusion of period rival Upstairs Downstairs in the ratings

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Julian Fellowes' Titanic drama has received largely lukewarm reviews from critics after Sunday's first episode aired on ITV1.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Sarah Crompton said: "There was both too much and too little to concentrate on, and no-one to care about.

"If I were forced to judge Titanic on this one episode alone, I'd call it a damp squib," she continued.

The four-part drama coincides with the centenary of the liner's sinking.

Ms Crompton added: "But having seen part two, I can assure you it gets better."

It stars Linus Roache, Celia Imrie, Geraldine Somerville, Toby Jones and the newly announced Doctor Who companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman.

'Over-hyped'

The mini-series has been generating huge interest following the success of Fellowes' Downton Abbey on both sides of the Atlantic.

And it attracted a strong audience, beating the final episode of 1930s drama Upstairs Downstairs on BBC One, which aired at the same time.

Upstairs Downstairs had an average audience of 4.4 million, while Titanic's average was 7.4 million, according to overnight figures.

Times critic Andrew Billen said that he struggled with the speed of the opening episode.

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