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"...when I am gone away..."

Violin and Piano / ca. 6:202007 / With mournful repose 

00:00 / 06:28
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Violin- Treesa Gold  Piano - Dave Robbins
Classical Revolutions - Richmond, VA.   8/15/2021

Program Notes

Composed in 2007, When I am gone away…, was written at the request of Peter Alexander (Alexander Publishing) and is part of a larger project of Solo Compositions written for each major instrument of the Orchestra: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn in F, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. The project consisted of composing music for specific poems chosen by Peter that he felt reflected the character of each instrument.  For the Solo Violin, the poem assigned was Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti.



by Christina Georgina Rossetti


Remember me when I am gone away, 

Gone far away into the silent land; 

When you can no more hold me by the hand, 

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. 

Remember me when no more day by day 

You tell me of our future that you plann'd: 

Only remember me; you understand 

It will be late to counsel then or pray. 

Yet if you should forget me for a while 

And afterwards remember, do not grieve: 

For if the darkness and corruption leave 

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, 

Better by far you should forget and smile 

Than that you should remember and be sad.

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