Zaad van Satan
Musical for 7 soloists, Choir & Concert band.
Zaad van Satan is a musical with a story that takes place in Flandres, in the period of the Spanish Inquisition. Elisabeth and her daughter Kathelijne get into trouble, when they are being accused of witchcraft by the jealous Anna. Ciske and Pierke are 2 village fools who instigate this story when their lamb suddenly dies. Elisabeth and Kathelijne are being held responsible for this. It is Kathelijne who will eventually be brought before a public and religious court with the accusation of witchcraft. Thomas, who is engaged with Anna, is more in love with Kathelijne and tries everything to protect her and stop this madness. Elisabeth is pregnant, but looses her baby. They say it was Satan’s child. The village priest doesn’t know how to respond to these difficult issues. Kathelijne is convicted to die on the stake, but the story unfolds in a surprising way… The musical was performed for the first time in the public garden of the castle Altena in Kruibeke. More than 10.000 people came to watch it. After the premiere, there was a lot of foreign interest, which lead to performances in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy and Japan. Two concert suites of this musical, named Saga Candida and Saga Maligna have been published and are being performed all over the world.