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Leonard Lehrman
1949 -
United States of America, MO
L.J. Lehrman
Leonard Jordan [Leonard] Lehrman (20/08/1949) is an American composer who was born in Kansas, and grew up in Roslyn, NY. Since Aug. 3, 1999, he has resided in Valley Stream, NY. His teachers included Lenore Anhalt, Elie Siegmeister, Olga Heifetz, the Guarneri Quartet, Elizabeth Korte, Earl Kim, Kyriena Siloti, Harry Levin, Nadia Boulanger, Jean-Jacques Painchaud, Leon Kirchner, James Yannatos, Karel Husa, William Austin, Robert Palmer, George Gibian, Tibor Kozma, Wolfgang Vacano, John Eaton, Donald Erb, and Herbert A. Deutsch. On July 31, 1978 he married Karen Shaw Campbell. They were divorced in November, 1986. On July 14, 2002 he married Helene Williams Spierman. They have collaborated on close to 600 performances since March 1987, including 17 CDs and over 1900 videos on YouTube, with over 150,000 views to date.
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1964
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"When I am dead, my dearest", op. 6 no. 2, copyright 1964, first performed 1964, from Song Cyclette of Three Girls' Love Songs, no. 2. for soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano.
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)