Playing The World's Largest Tuba Requires Two People And Four Lungs, And It's Pretty Amazing

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Playing The World's Largest Tuba Requires Two People And Four Lungs, And It's Pretty Amazing

Auctioneer Alan Aldridge of auctioneers Henry Aldridge & son holds the violin of Wallace Hartley, the instrument he played as the band leader of the Titanic, on the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the ship, April 15, 2013 in Devizes, England. The auction house, which specializes in Titanic memorabilia and is having an associated sale on Saturday, spent seven years proving the violin was genuine and belonged to Wallace Hartley, who with his orchestra, famously played on as the ship sank in April 1912, and were among the 1,500 who died. Long thought to have been either lost at sea or stolen, it is being described, as far as Titanic memorabilia goes, as one the most important pieces that has ever come up for sale. Thought to be worth a six-figure sum, it is the property of an unidentified individual in Lancashire. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Auctioneer Alan Aldridge of auctioneers Henry Aldridge & son holds the violin of Wallace Hartley, the instrument he played as the band leader of the Titanic, on the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the ship, April 15, 2013 in Devizes, England. The auction house, which specializes in Titanic memor...

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