Pahjamah (1919)
Oriental Novelty: One Step - Intermezzo - Fox Trot
Last updated: 28.01.22
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Composer: S.R. Henry/Onivas (1882-1973) Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 781
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Length: approx. 3¼ mins.
Pahjamah was dedicated to Nazimova who is shown in an inset on the cover of the original sheet music. Here can also be seen a lightly veiled smiling miss atop a camel before three perfectly aligned pyramids and a setting sun. The music itself in mysterious sombre tones is intriguingly romantic. Its form is AABBCBB with a 6-bar introduction and an 8-bar interlude separating the C- and B- strains whereby the AB- and C-strains are written in the major keys of F and C respectively. Nazimova was of course the star actress of the day both on stage and in silent films so perhaps this piece was a prophetic tribute to her future widely acclaimed film Salomé (1923) based on the work of Oscar Wilde.
Pahjamah was published by Jos. W. Stern & Co., New York, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
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