Taken from the film "The Masque of the red death" with Vincent Price (1964)

Male Voice Female Voice

That cross you wear around your neck;
is it only a decoration, or are you a
true Christian believer?




Soliloquy by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy

Whether He the quaint savant's power doth hold I know not,
Albeit ?tat a thousand stars' birth He is -
Quoth I that for reasons to me oblivious




Poem by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy & Pal Bjastad

Time is an abyss -
Profound as a thousand nights;
I sojourn my haste, I make respites
For what availeth this eager pace?
One step more naught to face,
Save the heirloom fatal kiss.




Play by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy

«Gaunt and gnarl'd
Reflecteth the silver shield this welkin aghast,
And with haste translateth to gild'd black post and fast.»




lyrics by Raymond
music by Theatre of Tragedy

"E'er and anon, thence hither -
Yore of this glum gauntness.
Ye eavesdroppest to my plea -
Tarry not thy fealty!




Poem by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy 

Now as I am to be bereaft of my troth
I cry aloud my last words of lost hope.
A violent gust of wind is my frame of mind;
Fluxes like moisture through pores.




Play by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy, Cello by Anders Mareby 

«Filthy harlots - the Lord's grape!
With lore ornamented entreating;
Hollow hearted, heart-departed -
Yet thou reapest the blooming rose -
When 'tis the weed which is to be swath'd!»




Play by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy 

«Stay still patient; wilt thou my sister of merciful troth be?
I shall attempt the halter of thy life make less tighten'd!»

«I shall climb the yew,
Will it subdue me or not!»




Soliloquy by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy 

Whether the throned Monarch weareth the crown,
Which I know not whether to his belongeth;
Doth he hence the sceptre sway? Seasoneth he justice?




Play by Raymond, Music by Theatre of Tragedy 

«Hap mirthfulness! - O! joy of grand riddance;
Undress me my hauberk! - the wyvern hath errant'd.»