The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is the famous story of the girl with the beautiful voice and a consuming passion for the Prince.

The Little Mermaid is published in three versions:

1. Cantata for soprano solo, female or girl’s choir (SSAA), narrator and piano. Duration ca. 25 minutes
Score (WH31814) Piano part (WH31814A)

2. Cantata for soprano solo, mixed choir (SATB), narrator and string orchestra. Duration ca. 35 minutes
Score (KP1863)
Instrumental parts (KP1863A)
Choral score (KP1863B)

3. A cappella version in which the 7 movements are available separately
Crackerjack, crackerjack (KP1865)
A man lives only 70 years (KP1864)
Deep down in the ocean (KP1866)
Sea Witch (KP1868)
Stand up, my dear (KP1869)
You dance the best of all (KP1870)
Lift up your eyes and glorify (KP1867)

Version 2 and 3 for mixed choir are available on CD: The Little Mermaid (Exlibris EXLCD 30121) with Tritonus and the Prague Film-harmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer.

Two of the movements (Crackerjack, crackerjack & Deep down in the ocean) are also available in a version for equal voices under the title “Two songs from The Little Mermaid for equal voices a cappella”. (edition no. KP1871)

The linking Recitation texts which form part of the Full Version are also available in a small booklet with the English text translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.

The work can thus be performed in countries where English is not immediately understood.


Edition Wilhelm Hansen





Deep Down in the Ocean (introduction)

Stand Up, My Dear (introduction)