When I am dead, my dearest

When I am dead my dearest (1967)
voice and piano

This short song of dreamy sorrow and hope for voice and piano is a setting of words by Christina Rossetti. Its sustained and expressive vocal line, supported by rich harmony, make it a popular recital choice. The score contains versions in high and low keys, making it suitable for all voices.

Currently in the ABRSM singing syllabus

Score: Colne Edition 

Recording of high voice version

Recording of low voice version

Backing track (piano accompaniment) for high voice version

Backing track (piano accompaniment) for low voice version