The short song 'Und es sind die Finstren Zeiten' (And the Times are Dark and Fearful) was composed by Hanns Eisler to a text by Bertolt Brecht. The times have become foreign and frightening, the lyrics tell us, and yet 'how light is every footstep and untroubled brow'.

"Und es sind die finstren Zeiten" from Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano, courtesy of Cedille Records (www.cedillerecords.org)