Not what did he actually play, but what do you hear in your head when you think of the Captain in his undersea cavern fortress hideaway, playing the giant pipe organ with polished brass pipes 60 feet tall to entertain the rescued/captured seamen and/or fair maidens.
IMDb says he’s playing Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, as Labdad has imagined/recalled. I thought he was playing something differrent, myself
Toccata and Fugue is overused as the Organ Music for Interesting Maniacs. People often have the Phantom of the Opera p[laying it, and it shows up in Haunted House settings. Jeez – T and F in D is a great piece of music (I loved when they performed an orchestral version in Fantasia), and doesn’t desrve to ne consigned to the Horror Show Slums.
No kidding? I didn’t look it up or anything - it’s what I imagined.
I agree with you about the piece of music. In 1997, I was walking around inside Bath Abbey, just after the organ had been rebuilt. They were testing it and the organist played T&F in Dm, presumably to put the organ through its paces. Hearing that was an amazing musical experience for me!
Calypso music? (Note: strained and mostly ineffective reference to The Odyssey. Made me smile though.)
I’m trying to imagine myself almost drowning then being saved/captured by the people who sank my ship, and being held in a boat that, unlike anything at the time, sails UNDER F-IN WATER!! Then as I’m starting to get my bearings, and wonder how I’ll ever escape, this weird dude starts playing Tocatta and Fugue on a giant pipe organ. I believe I’d jump out of my skin and leave the poop behind.