Composer: Kai-Young Chan
Lyricist: Christina Rossetti
Accompaniment: A cappella
Performance Duration: 3’10”
This piece is based on a 19th century poem Remember by English poetess Christina Rossetti (1830–1894), who expresses in her work the ambivalent feelings about mourning and remembering a loved one – Should I remember and be sad? Should I forget and smile? The Victorian poem was composed in 1849, when Rossetti was still a teenager. I would like to dedicate this work to the young souls who have lost or took taken lives in this increasingly tumultuous world.
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