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Raymond Earle Mitchell
1895 - 1967
United States of America
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R.E. Mitchell
Raymond Earle Mitchell (1895 - 1967), an American composer. He was a musician and composer who wrote musical scores for 20th Century and Columbia pictures. Some of his songs were “I Must Go Down to the Sea,” “Phyllis,” “Sing No Sad Songs for Me” and “The Tabernacle of God is With Me.” Mr. Mitchell was also a theatre director, operated a theatrical ticket business, and a noted music critic for Los Angeles and Hollywood papers.
A requiem - Sing no sad songs for me
Composed in:1928
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"Sing no sad songs for me", published 1928, for voice and piano or orchestra.
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