Der Chorherr

(The Canon)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by Georg Scharffenberg




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT17 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: GS TT17 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: GS TT17 10x15
Price: US$50.00




This image carries the monogram "GS" and is attributed to Georg Scharffenberg.


Depicting the exchange between Death and the Canon, this illustration is associated traditionally with the text

shown below.



Death to the Canon:

Mr Canon, have you led the singing,

Many sweet songs in your choir.

Then notice the sound of the fife,

It announces to you the case of death.

The Canon:

I sang as a free Canon,
Many voices and melodies.

Death's fife sounds different,

It has terrified me so much.