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Navn: Marie Oemler
Land: USA
Tidspunkt: Sat 30/Jan/2010 17:09:41

I came to your site for the translation. Thank you so much, it's a great site. I am learning the score of Distler's Totentanz, written in early 40s. You probably know of Hugo Distler, a prolific church musician and composer. Are there other instances of the Totentanz set to music?

Hi Marie

Do I know Distler's Totentanz? Half of my pages carry a banner linking to Totentanz by Crescendo. It's not an ad as such, I've put it there because they are nice people. :-)

Other compositions? Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Saëns comes to my mind. Have you ever seen "Skeleton Dance" by Disney / Ub Iwerks? Take a look here.

Navn: Ralph
Land: USA
Tidspunkt: Thu 3/Sep/2009 19:32:51

Thank you for your very thorough information on the Dances of Death. I am very interested in this subject, and I have a humble collection of prints, and books dedicated to it. While in college, I wrote about a subject that I feel is the precursor to the DOD motif: the "Transi-Tomb." What are your thoughts on this funerary sculpture, and its connection to the Dance of Death?
Thank you again,
Ralph E. Spafford............

Hi Ralph

I can't say I've looked much into this. I'd think the transis are simply a reminder of how "transitive" all flesh is. Of course, there's hardly a dance of death on this planet where Death doesn't tell his dancers that "you'll soon be like me".

In my opinion there's a much stronger influence from the Vado Mori genre and from the story of the three living and the three dead.

Navn: lavinya clemow
Land: sa
Tidspunkt: Fri 28/Aug/2009 4:03:28


Navn: Kevin Maurer
Land: America United States of
Tidspunkt: Sun 2/Aug/2009 20:57:56

Love your translation work, I am trying to transcript/translate, Fechtschulen Poems from the 1570's in German, you have helped me. thanks

Navn: clare
Land: England
Tidspunkt: Sun 26/Jul/2009 14:12:26

I forgot to say - I LOVE the macabre (!) cursor. Lovely humorous touch, all in keeping with the subject.

Navn: Clare
Land: England
Tidspunkt: Sun 26/Jul/2009 14:09:54

I just want to say a big Thank YOu for this wonderful site. I've been researching Danse Macabre and this site is SO informative. Thank you for all your work. Isn't the internet a wonderful facility!

Navn: sara
Land: United States
Tidspunkt: Tue 21/Apr/2009 11:13:43


I'm a senior-year art history major at Bard College in New York. I'm writing my undergraduate thesis on the possibility of dance of death concealed within the German artist Otto Dix's 1928 Metropolis Triptych. I spend a lot of time drawing parallels with traditional Northern European dances, and your site has proven to be a significant and trustworthy resource on multiple occasions. Thank you for putting it together and keeping it up!


Navn: Bradleigh Stockwell
Land: San Francisco/USA
Tidspunkt: Sun 8/Mar/2009 0:00:18

This is a wonderful and remarkable site. It justifies the idea of the internet as a place to learn and share significant material (as opposed to fan sites and pointless digital debris). This site shows thought, care, and work went into its creation. Thank you!

Navn: joster
Land: spain
Tidspunkt: Thu 5/Mar/2009 21:38:25

hello in spain catalonia we have a city VERGES in girona that it's famous for one dance of death.

see this link

Navn: Lise
Land: The Netherlands
Tidspunkt: Thu 15/Jan/2009 12:58:54

I want to thank you for your wonderfully informative website. I'm currently in university and doing research on European dances of death. Your website has been extremely helpful. Thanks ever so much! :)

Navn: Miriam Hoffmann
Land: Germany
Tidspunkt: Mon 5/Jan/2009 19:34:35


I am an art historian from Kiel and I write my Ph.d. about late medieval paintings from Lübeck. I really like your site! It is informative and has a lot of interesting material.
Thank you for this!


Navn: Tom Burnett
Land: U.S.A.
Tidspunkt: Sat 6/Dec/2008 10:15:18

I have always liked this site for its rich imagery and historical significance. Thank you for making it available to we who may not have the rich European history of.....well, death.

Navn: Nicolaj
Land: danmark
Tidspunkt: Sun 2/Nov/2008 14:10:49

sig mig en gang hvem var det der laved den frøste dødens dans før det du skriver på din side er da ikke til at finde hoved eller hale i

Hej Nicolaj

Jeg er ked af, at du ikke kan få hoved og hale i det jeg skriver. Der er ca. 450 sider, så kast dig ud i dansen - og nyd den. Der kommer snart 50 mere.

Den første dødedans regnes normalt for at være den i Paris.

Hilsen Martin

Navn: Gloria Lane
Land: USA
Tidspunkt: Mon 15/Sep/2008 19:21:22

Thanks for your great website!

Navn: Rory Wallace
Land: Canada
Tidspunkt: Thu 28/Aug/2008 20:31:19

This is a truly wonderful site--I will be using it somewhat in my History of Print class--maybe a history of death in another course!

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