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Gerald R. Kechley
1919 -
United States of America, WA
G.R. Kechley
Gerald R. Kechley (1919), an American composer. In 1955 he became a member of the composition faculty of the university of Washington School of music, retiring in 1989.
Author:Neil Butterworth
Source:Dictionary of American Classical Composers
A requiem - Sing no sad songs for me
Composed in:1969
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"Sing no sad songs", published 1969, 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
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1972
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"When I am dead", 1972, for soprano and 2 flutes, from Three Rossetti Songs.
Text: see above.