by Matthias Claudius (1740 - 1815)

Ach, es ist so dunkel in des Todes...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE NOR
Ach, es ist so dunkel in des Todes Kammer,
  Tönt so traurig, wenn er sich bewegt
Und nun aufhebt seinen schweren Hammer,
  Und die Stunde schlägt.

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Confirmed with Matthias Claudius, Werke. Dritter Band. Vierte Auflage. ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen, Sechster Theil, Cannstatt, C. F. Richter, 1835, page 85.


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Ah, it is so dark in Death's chamber", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Death", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La mort", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Døden", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 26