• Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Piano/Organ OR Strings & Harp
  • Published: Novello & Co


Recorded Live at the premiere of the choral version by the Aliquando Choir


  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Instrumentation: String Orchestra
  • Published: Novello & Co

Originally a piece for solo soprano and piano from the collection The Call, there is now also a new choral setting of the well-known Christina Rossetti poem.  As well as being a popular poem at funerals, the words are perfect for WWI remembrance.

SATB & Piano:

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SATB, Strings & Harp:
Orchestral parts available on hire
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Soprano & Piano OR String Orchestra:

Vocal score and Orchestral parts available on hire
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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.

Words: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)