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Jón Thorarinsson
1917 - 2012
J. Thorarinsson
Jón Thorarinsson (Ţórarinsson) (13/09/1917 - 12/02/2012), a composer from Iceland.
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1966
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"When I am dead", published 1966, for baritone and orchestra, from Of Love and Death.
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