Kranzhoff, Ferdinand Wilhelm: „An den Tod“ op. 73.1 for boys' choir and male choir a cappella

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The composition "An den Tod" (To the death) op. 73.1 for boys' choir and male choir based on words by Gerrit Engelke (1890-1918) was written in 1937. As the composer himself fell in the fight at an age of 36 barely three years later at the beginning of the Second World War, this work seems like a foreshadowed anticipation on the own destiny.


An den Tod                                       To death
Gerrit Engelke (1890–1918)                         Gerrit Engelke (1890–1918)
Mich aber schone, Tod,                           But spare me, death,
Mir dampft noch Jugend blutstromrot –        Youth is still steaming me blood red
Noch hab ich nicht mein Werk erfüllt,         I have not fulfilled my work yet,
Noch ist die Zukunft dunstverhüllt –              The future is still covered with haze
Drum schone mich, Tod!                             So spare me, death!
Wenn später einst, Tod,                             When later, once, death,
Mein Leben verlebt ist, verloht                   My life is spent, burned up
Ins Werk wenn das müde Herz sich neigt, Into the work when the tired heart declines,
Wenn die Welt mir schweigt –                         When the world falls silent to me
Dann trage mich fort, Tod!                         Then carry me away, death!
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