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Valerie Weigl - Pick
1894 - 1982
Austria / United States of America
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V. Weigl
Vally Weigl (born: Pick) (11/09/1894 - 25/12/1982), a female Austrian composer. She was born in Vienna and into the musically rich world of Austria. She studied piano, music, and musicology at the University of Vienna and studied theory and composition with Karl Weigl (1881-1949), whom she later married.
When I am dead, my dearest
Composed in:1969c
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"When I am dead, my dearest", ca. 1969-70.
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
Requiem for Allison
Composed in:1971
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Peter Davies
In memory of:the students who died during a demonstration at Kent State University
Label(s):Orion 1980
Length: 7 minutes. Instrumentation: voice with chamber ensemble; string orchestra with solo: soprano,strings(2-1-1)or str orchestra. Her music which is orientated to the common ways of performance (she wrote a considerable amount of light music for choir) reflects this commitment as well. She thus wrote Requiem for Allison in remembrance of the students who died during a demonstration at Kent State University.