The film, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” is a beautifully told story of a young girl’s journey from a small Italian village to join her mother in America. At the same time it is both a history and a re-evaluation of one of the most tragic and notorious accidents at sea: the collision of two ocean liners, the sinking of one of them, and one of the greatest-ever maritime rescues in history. I happened to be aboard the Andrea Doria when the accident occurred some sixty years ago. I have viewed this film and was immensely moved by it. I feel honored to have been asked to contribute music to this important cinematic work.