Commissioned by Hans Egli at the Kantonsschule Zürcherunterland, where it was performed twice in 1981 and again in 1982 for a recording by Pan Verlag, who also published the score.

It is a setting for sung and spoken chorus of 10 of Christian Morgenstern’s Galgenlieder. There is also a part for a solo spoken voice, clarinet, piano and percussion. The soloist is dressed as a hangman.

Hans Egli arranged a meeting for me with Walter Keller, the owner of Pan Verlag which also published my Musik mit gefundenen Gegenständen. Since the death of Herr Keller the publishing house has moved to Kassel in Germany.