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Edgar Beck-Slinn
1879 - 1936
Great Britain, England
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E. Beck-Slinn
Edgar Beck-Slinn (02/01/1879 - 27/09/1936), an English organist, pianist and composer, born in Claver, Great Britain, England; died in Aberdeen, Scotland. He used his given name Beck as a surname, Queen Victoria scholar and gold and silver medallist at Trinity College London, BM from Durham University, 1909 residing at 102 Anerley Park in London Dulwich, 1910 manufacturer and editor of music rolls for pianolas, 1934 organist/choirmaster of West Church of St Nicholas in Aberdeen where he resided at 31 Laurelwood Avenue ; son of traveling coal agent Abraham Slinn (Derbyshire, Hathersage 15.may.1853-) and Elizabeth Ann Beck (Yorkshire, Skipton 1851-) ; 1907 in London Croydon he married contralto Edith Elizabeth 'Dora' Withecombe (Plymouth 1879-)
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Composed in:1904
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
Song "When I am dead, my dearest", published 1904 for alto or baritone and piano, from Songs of the Heart.
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