Zdeněk Liška

The Little Mermaid (Malá Morská Víla)

Finders Keepers




The original orchestral/electronic score from Karel Kachyna’s 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson’s ‘The Little Mermaid’, composed by Zdenek Liska (The Cremator / Fruits of Paradise) featuring Lenka Korinkova.

Liska’s legacy in the history of European cinema is huge in volume but relatively modest in it’s celebrity. Having already composed nine scores for Kachyna’s films to add to his 1976 filmography of 150 completed soundtracks. Mala Morska Vila is one of the most idiosyncratic and haunting undiscovered scores in the annals of European cinematic history.

Much like the previous Finders Keepers firsts (Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders and Daisies) this soundtrack is available for the first time ever.

Beautifully remastered from the original mastertapes with the full cooperation of the seminal Barrandov studios in Prague.


  1. Malá Mořská Víla
  2. Witches Firewall
  3. Pearls From The Deep
  4. King Of The Ocean
  5. The Pendant / The Little Mermaid (Theme)
  6. The Song Of The Siren (Theme)
  7. The Sixth Sister
  8. Statue Of Salt 1
  9. Aquatic Babička (Theme)
  10. In Safe Hands
  11. Aquatic Babička (Song)
  12. The Black Sea
  13. Statue Of Salt 2
  14. Čarodějnice's Castle
  15. The Song Of The Siren (Song)
  16. Prince Of The Southern Empire
  17. Games / Echoes
  18. The Kiss
  19. Ascension To Fireworks
  20. Bird In A Cage
  21. The Voice
  22. Behind The Rock
  23. Sunken Dagger / The Little Mermaid (Song)
  24. The Pendant