• Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB or Solo Soprano
  • Instrumentation: Piano/Organ OR Strings & Harp
  • Published: Hawes Music


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

  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Instrumentation: String Orchestra
  • Published: Hawes Music

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 any occasion of remembrance.

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Parts for Soprano, String Quartet & Harp version and Full Orchestral version 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)