(score video)

In darkness let me dwell


Duration: ca. 4:45


Mixed choir (SATBarB) and live-electronics (optional). An alternative a cappella version is available.


The first performance was given by Junger Kammerchor Rhein-Neckar @Birkenhof, Schwarzach 28 June 2019. The piece is dedicated to Junger Kammerchor Rhein-Neckar and Mathias Rickert.


Rehearsal tracks for all voices are available.


In darkness let me dwell; the ground shall sorrow be,
The roof despair, to bar all cheerful light from me;
The walls of marble black, that moist'ned still shall weep;
My music, hellish jarring sounds, to banish friendly sleep.
Thus, wedded to my woes, and bedded in my tomb,
O let me dying live, till death doth come, till death doth come.
In darkness let me dwell.

(John Dowland)

Dominik Johannes Dieterle