Henrik Colding-Jørgensen: If you will, remember  (2015)

f. female choir a cappella. Manuscript

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Poem: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894): "When I am Dead, my Dearest"

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If you will, remember

When I am dead, my dearest,

Sing no sad songs for me;

Plant you no roses at my head,

Nor shady cypress tree:

Be the green grass above me

With showers and dewdrops wet;

And if you will, remember,

And if you will, 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 does not rise nor set,

Perhaps I may remember,

And may perhaps forget.