Vanderdecken's Dream

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Printing after purchase

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Full details

A storm at sea off the coast of Nova Scotia leads the men to strange visions, but Capt. Vanderdecken takes command.

For a music video to this seafaring piece go to (scroll to the bottom of the page) and watch the music come alive in images. Wilem Dafoe plays Capt. Vanderdecken. Sets and staging were by Gustave Dor?.

Those who eschew anything from the Microsoft hegemony can obtain the movie version on the Gnutella network by searching for Seafaring Tale (CD vers).mov

ADVISORY: brief nudity, cruelty and bondage are depicted. But there are religious overtones as well. Wear warm clothing.

No sea serpents, incubi or demons were harmed during the making of this movie.

Score ID
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Classical music

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