Today we take a look at a longer waltz by Francis Popy (1874-1928), his Sphinx. This waltz for piano was believed to have been performed on the ill-fated journey of the RMS Titanic, earning it the nickname of the "Titanic Waltz."

With a traditional format of Waltz-Trio-Waltz, this work is easily approachable and shows us some of the movement linking the more traditional forms of dances with the more adventurous music coming out of composers like Scott Joplin.

With a work that was so well received, Popy took advantage of his hit by creating a number of versions of the work, orchestrating it as well as creating versions for both violin or voice & piano.