A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
David Lucas
20th - century
Great Britain, England
D. Lucas
David Lucas (20th century), an English composer.
Lucas: "A graduate of King's College London, where I read English, I have written music from an early age, mainly in traditional forms. I enjoy playing orchestral and chamber music, my instruments being violin and viola."
Composed in:1995
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina Rossetti
One of several settings which I have made of poems by Christina Rossetti
Author:David Lucas
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) was a female British poet. She wrote a poem called Requiem or Song

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.

Chr. Rossetti