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Francis Hueffer
1845 - 1889
Germany / Great Britain, England
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F. Hueffer
Francis Hueffer, born Franz Hüffer (22/05/1845 – 19/01/1889), was a German–English writer on music, music critic, and librettist (and apparently composer).
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Period:Romanticism
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
Song "When I am dead, my dearest", published 1973, for voice and piano, from Seven Songs.
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)
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Chr. Rossetti
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