[ 'In the Shadows', one of the last songs played on the Titanic. ] Three printed scores of music by Herman Finck, from his papers and with autograph emendations by him: 'Two Little Dances', 'Dance'. and a proof of 'In the Shadows'.

[ Herman Finck [ born Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939), Anglo-Dutch composer and conductor ] [ RMS Titanic ]
Publication details: 
All three items by Hawkes & Son, London. 'In the Shadows', 'Copyright, 1910, in U.S.A.'; 'Dance', 'Copyright, MDCCCCX, in U.S.A.'; 'Two Little Dances', 'Copyright 1914 in U.S.A.'
SKU: 19623

Constant Lambert referred to 'In the Shadows' as 'that rightly renowned piece'.For the playing of the song as the Titanic sank, see Ian Whitcomb, 'The Titanic Songbook' (2011) and Steve Turner, 'The Band Played On' (2011). The three items of sheet music are from Finck's papers, and their condition bears testimony to their having been working copies. ONE: 'In the Shadows'. 8pp., 12mo. In poor condition, with outer leaves detached from one another. At head of first page: 'In the Shadows. | Dance. | Piano-Conductor. HERMAN FINCK.' Rest of page blank. Two sections deleted in blue pencil. TWO: 'Dance by Herman Finck'. [2] + 6pp., folio. Illustration of young women dancing by moonlight on front cover. Aged and worn, with outer leaves detached from one another, and last leaf damp stained. THREE: 'Two Little Dances | 1. A la minuet | 2. A la Gavotte | By Herman Finck'. 8pp., 4to. Stitched, in grey printed wraps. Aged and worn. Small oval photograph of Finck by Claude Harris laid down as part of design of front cover, which carries Finck's cyclostyled signature. Brief pencil notes at head of front cover, and a few pencil directions to the second dance.