Original London Cast

Moby Dick [RCA]

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Christopher Gordon's score for the 1998 television miniseries adaptation of Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick boasts a scope and complexity rare among music written for the small screen (a medium which simply fails to properly accommodate the orchestral majesty of such dramatic work). On CD, however, one can truly savor Gordon's accomplishments. A dark yet rousing score that approaches the classic conventions of the swashbuckler genre from a modern and mature perspective, Moby Dick vividly captures the doom and destruction awaiting the crew of the Pequod in their pursuit of the famed great white whale.

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