James Corigliano
20th - century
United States of America(?)
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J. Corigliano
James Corigliano (20th century), unknown composer from United States of America(?)
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1993
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina Rossetti
This song is for piano and vocal. Text by Christina Rossetti (12/05/1830 12/29/1894), an English female poet (sister of Dante Gabriel).
When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Christina Rossetti
(from Goblin Market and other Poems, published 1862)
Chr. Rossetti