Carl Orff talks about his documentation
(Extract from an interview on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Bavarian Radio 1975)
During the years 1975-81, Carl Orff compiled the documentation of his musical works and his work for the Schulwerk in an eight-volume publication entitled ›Carl Orff und sein Werk‹.
Carl Orff concludes his work on the documentation of his life works with a text by Franz Werfel:
NUN KEHREN WIR HEIM, NUN KEHREN WIR EIN,
MEHR ALS DASEIN, GEWESEN SEIN,
STARK IST DER TOD, DOCH SIEHE DAS STÄRKSTE,
STÄRKER ALS TOD IST MUSIK.
[We are now returning and coming back home;
more than mere existence is having lived to the hilt,
death is strong, but behold the strongest,
stronger than death is music.]
 Werner Thomas: ›Gemeinsambrüderliches...‹. Erinnerungen an Carl Orff aus drei Jahrzehnten, in: Carl Orff. Ein Gedenkbuch, ed. Horst Leuchtmann, Tutzing 1985, p. 155/158;  Hannelore Gassner: Carl Orff – photographic documents from the years 1978-1981, Information sheet for the exhibition in the Orff Centre Munich from 10 July to 30 September 1990;  Hermann Regner;  CO-Dok VIII, from Plate XXVI
Images : 1 Hannelore Gassner; 2 Christa Feiler; 3 Karl Alliger; 4 Anne Kirchbach