Remember me when I am gone away
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 planned:
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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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968), "Remember me", published 1952 [SSA chorus and piano], from Four Christina Rossetti Settings [ sung text not verified ]
- by Bainbridge Crist (1883 - 1969), "Remember", published 1930. [high voice, violin obbligato, orchestra] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Richard Hageman (1882 - 1966), "Into the silent land", published 1944. [high voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "Remember", op. 114 (Three Sonnets for Voice and Pianoforte) no. 2 (1935). [voice and piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Elaine Hugh-Jones (b. 1927), "Remember" [voice and piano], from The Silent Land: Two Poems by Christina Rossetti, no. 1. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Robert Hugill , "Remember" [mezzo-soprano, viola, piano], from Quickening, no. 4. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman (b. 1949), "Remember me when I am gone away", alternate title: "Sonnetina #7", op. 66. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Kurt List (b. 1913), "Remember", <<1956, first performed 1955 [chorus], madrigal [ sung text not verified ]
- by Landon Ronald, Sir (1873 - 1938), "Remember", published 1915. [voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Daniel Ruyneman (1886 - 1963), "Remember", published 1949 [voice and piano], from Seven Melodies [ sung text not verified ]
- by Halsey Stevens (1908 - 1989), "Sonnet", 1947. [low voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Halsey Stevens (1908 - 1989), "Remember me", published 1973. [TTB chorus a cappella] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Bryceson Treharne (1879 - 1948), "Remember me when I am gone away", published <<1940. [medium voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Owen Underhill (b. 1954), "Remember", 2007. [mezzo-soprano and flute] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Rudolph T. Werther (1896 - 1986), "Remember me", 1945-70. [voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Richard Willis, Dr. (b. 1929), "Remember", published 1954. [SSA chorus a cappella] [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Gedenke mein", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ricordati di me quando andrò via lontano", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2006-02-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
Line count: 14
Word count: 111
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Language: German (Deutsch) after the English
Gedenke mein, wenn ich gegangen bin,
gegangen bin ins ferne stille Land;
wenn du nicht mehr mir halten kannst die Hand,
noch ich mehr zaud're, bleib' ich, fahr' ich hin.
Gedenke mein, nie mehr kannst fürderhin
du täglich mir das Morgen, fest geplant,
auftun: gedenke mein; und hab' erkannt,
dass dann dein Sorgen, Bitten ohne Sinn.
Doch solltest länger du vergessen mich
und später dich erinnern, traure nicht:
denn fällt trotz Dunkel und Verfall ein Licht
auf einen Gran Gedanken, die einst mein,
wärst besser heiter du, vergäßest mich
als im Gedenken meiner traurig sein.
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- a text in English by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "Remember", appears in Goblin Market and other Poems, first published 1862 ITA
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bainbridge Crist, Richard Hageman, Fritz Bennicke Hart, Elaine Hugh-Jones, Robert Hugill, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Kurt List, Landon Ronald, Sir, Daniel Ruyneman, Halsey Stevens, Bryceson Treharne, Owen Underhill, Rudolph T. Werther, Richard Willis, Dr.. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2006-03-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
Line count: 14
Word count: 95