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Looking for the Name of A Tune In The Film


I grew up watching this movie, and over the years I've been able to find the names of some of the pieces used in the film. However, my particular favorite is the one I've never been able to find...

In the scene (just before Martin Gallagher and "The Irish Beauty" finally meet and dance) the Irish tenor is singing in the General Room, a piece called "The Irish Immigrant." However, the 3/4 time piece played on the piano while Martin and "The Irish Beauty" has always escaped me -- does anyone know the name of the piece, or even who wrote it? Many thanks in advance!

Kent

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I can't help you out with your question but do you know the title of the song played at the beginning of the flashback when they are at the grand staircase? It's a classical piece and I am not good in that area.

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I like that tune also, but I have not yet found its name. I'll keep my ears open and see if I can come up with anything. :)

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It has been several years since I've seen the movie, but I believe the piece of music you are looking for is the waltz from "Eugene Onegin," I think by Tchikovsky. In the scene referred to the band was playing it as J. Bruce Ismay was showing his wife and son, who didn't sail, around the ship and was leading them up the Grand Staircase. I'll have to find my home-videoed copy of the movie and check, but I believe that's the song.

Spin

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the first two posters I wish I could help also. I've seen the movie countless times on my VHS full 3hr version and now happily someone has uploaded the 3hr version on YouTube. Both tunes you guys are talking about are beautiful. I was only able to identify the Victor Herbert/Rida Young tune "Im Falling in Love with Someone" because I heard the piece used in a screening of Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus"(1928) which had live orchestra and also we had an accompanying program sheet of all the music used during the screening. So I was able to identify the music by name. Also the Scott Joplin "Elite Syncopations" as I have two or three audio tapes of all his tunes. So all I can say is keep your ears open. Maybe someone else here can help and like I said the movie is now up on YouTube so a musicologist or college professor could probably tell you right away the names of the tunes and then you can go to itunes, rhapsody or napster and verify it. Thank goodness for the net. Cheers.

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I went back and watched the beginning flashback, and the music played on the Grand Staircase is the "Eugene Onegin" waltz, from the opera by Tchiakovsky. I first heard this theme in this movie and have always liked it since. I hope this helps.

Spin

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Very helpful... thanks a lot!

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Kent, I also like the beautiful melody you asked about in your original post; and I'd like to know the name of it too. The tune is originally heard for the first time about 30 minutes into the "full-length" version of the film. Lawrence Beesley (David Warner)is watching the Irish immigrants board the ship and is captivated by the silent "Irish Beauty". If you listen carefully you can hear the tune being played on a tinwhistle, accompanied by a concertina (?), or is it an accordian? I've always wanted to know the name of that piece of music; somebody help, please!

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It is called The Queen of Connemara, but I have no idea who wrote it. Probably a traditional Irish song.

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If it's the lullaby tune played during that scene then it is The Castle of Dromore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJQUQz1VAic
That's the tune that stood out for me.

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To the original poster, when Martin is dancing with the Irish beauty the waltz being played is Bethena: A Concert Waltz composed by Scott Joplin.

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Hello, and thanks for the reply... Bethena, the concert waltz by Scott Joplin, is in there. However, the one while Martin and the Irish Beauty dance is definitely not that one. That is played later in the film as they separate in the Dining Saloon. Between the CD release and some extra research over the years, I've been able to pin down every song in the film except the one under discussion here.

But it would seem that Sean is correct in tagging it as The Castle of Dromore! I can't believe I finally have a name. I've already found some sheet music for piano solo. Thanks for your help, though!

Best,
Kent

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