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Edgar Beck-Slinn
1879 - 1936
Great Britain, England
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E. Beck-Slinn
Edgar Beck-Slinn (02/01/1879 - 27/09/1936), an English pianist and composer, probably born in Claver, Great Britain, England; died in Aberdeen, Scotland.
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1904
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
Song "When I am dead, my dearest", published 1904 for alto or baritone and piano, from Songs of the Heart.
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