I read the entire article. There’s two sentences not in the excerpt, adding nothing about how the provenance was authenticated. Only who did the research and how long it took. Certainly nothing to settle the debate as to whether the band played “Nearer My God To Thee” or “Autumn.”
Did I miss something?
I don’t know. I didn’t read the article! =)
Not to mention grim speculation as to when Wallace Hartley ceased playing, cased his instrument, & strapped it to himself knowing he would not long survive in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.
My MIL’s mother was an adult in 1912. When I suggested the final tune was “Autumn”, she got out an ancient hymnal & exclaimed, “My mother sang that hymn all the time when I was a child! She said it was her way of remembering the Titanic victims.”