Sininen helmi, Op.160 (Melartin, Erkki)



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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Orchestra Suite

For Piano solo (Rinkama)

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Arranger Nisse Rinkama
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General Information

Work Title Sininen helmi
Alternative. Title the blue pearl
Composer Melartin, Erkki
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.160
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEM 48
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts ?
Act I
  1. Barcarolle / Venelaulu
  2. Entrée avec pantomime
  3. Gaillarde [sic]
  4. Gavotte
  5. Scéne mimique
  6. Menuette (pastorale)
  7. Danse grotesque
  8. Scène tempête
  9. Entrée de princesse (danse). Melancolie
  10. Scène dansante
  11. Finale
Act II
  1. Tableau
  2. Danse des poissons d’or
  3. Menuette
  4. Pas de deux (Perle et Genie de l’eau)
  5. Variation I
  6. Variation II
  7. Coda
  8. Entrée de la princesse avec le prince
  9. Scène mimique
  10. Festivale
  11. Meritähdet
  12. Danses des poissons
  13. Danse des crabes
  14. Danse des coralles
  15. Danses les [sic] oceans
  16. Variation de la princesse
  17. Dance de Vesihirviö (Turso) grotesques
  18. Scène
  19. Finale
Orchestral suite (Orkesterisarja)*
  1. Scène
  2. Cortège / Divertissement
  3. Hollantilaiset puukengät
  4. Intiaanit
  5. Orientale
  6. Tarantella
  7. España (Al pasar por la calle)
  8. Krakoviak
  9. Suomalainen tanssi
  10. Merirosvotanssi
  11. [Nimetön osa]
  12. Pas de deux (Prinsessa ja prinssi)
  13. Variation I
  14. Variation II
  15. Coda
  16. Coda finale (Danse generale) Galopp
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928-30
First Publication. 1931
Librettist Composer
Language Finnish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices and orchestra ( ballet)
External Links Melartin Society

Navigation etc.

Vocalise? Spoken text? Language? Is there a chorus as well as solo voices and orch.?... - Schissel (see Melartin Society page - it appears the text is by the composer and in Finnish)

  • While suites often have their own, separate, pages (see Nutcracker suite, nutracker ballet, e.g.), this "orchestra suite" appears to contain items which are not part of the two acts of the ballet listed. Was there originally a third act that was subsequently set aside - which the composer extracted items from? Quite confusing. Carolus