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Gilbert Alcock
1870 - 1954
Great Britain, England
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G.A. Alcock
Gilbert Arthur [Gilbert] Alcock (25/09/1870 - 10/01/1954), an English organist and composer, born in London, Islington, died in Sussex, Eastbourne, England; brother of Walter and Stanley
1891-1897 organist of Holy Trinity Church in Eastbourne
1897-1918 of St John's Church in Eastbourne
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1911
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest, Song for SATB chorus a cappella.
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