Led by violinist, Wallace Hartley, the heroism of the ships' musicians has achieved legendary status. These selfless souls played to keep the passengers calm as Titanic literally sank beneath their feet, taking with it all of their lives.
Wallace's body was the only one of the musicians to be recovered, by the Mackay-Bennett almost two weeks after the sinking. Several press reports confirmed that Wallace was found "fully dressed with his music case strapped to his body".
Inside that case was his violin (a gift from his fiancée, Maria Robinson) and a leather valise, containing his sheet music.
One of his favourite compositions was the 'Starland Intermezzo' by Will G. Markwith and this was one of the pieces inside his valise.
We are honoured to offer 1 sheet of music for the piano, that would've accompanied Wallace in a performance of this piece. We can only guess when they would have performed it; maybe during dinner on Saturday 14th April? Who knows.....
In remarkably well-preserved condition, the rear of the music is water damaged where the ink has run, whilst it was damaged during the sinking of the Titanic on 15th April 1912 in the North Atlantic.
This sheet of music is presented in a specially-commissioned folder and comes with a letter of provenance from White Star Memories, who purchased this highly emotive artefact from the world's leading Titanic & White Star Line auction company; Henry Aldridge & Son, fully authenticating it.
An incredibly rare investment opportunity.