What music does Cpt. Nemo play on his pipe organ?

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.

That music.

Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor”

Yakkity Sax.


Carnival and circus music.

Yep, I agree with Labdad.

Anyone know (or able to find out) what music James Mason plays in the Disney version?

I like to think he’s playing Thelonious Monk, maybe 'Ruby, my Dear" or “Off Minor”


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!

Yup. Here it is.

What music does Capitaine Nemo play on his pipe organ?

Old Mac Donald. But on requests only.

He SHOULD have been playing “Happy Organ” or “96 Tears,” but it was undoubtedly Bach.

What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor

I would buy a ticket to see a “20 000 fathoms under the sea” adaptation where the Captain greets his guests by playing “96 Tears” on his big organ.

Either that or “Double Shot (of my Baby’s Love)”. I’d buy TWO tickets for either version!

I have it on good authority he covered the theme to *Das Boot.*

That’s a long song. I bet it goes on for about 20,000 leagues!

Actually “The Mexican Hat Dance” would work, too!

I think it was in the original Rollerball(the one with James Caan) that the movie began with Toccata and Fuge in D Minor being played as the stadium was prepared for a game.

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.

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