Christina Rossetti


Christina Rossetti

1830 - 1894

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is famous for writing "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the British Isles: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set to music by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Harold Darke and other composers.

Taken from Wikipedia. Read the full article here.

Read some more about her life and her poetry here, on Poetry Foundation.

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

A Green Cornfield (1923) Michael Head
A Lament (1910) Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
A Song of Flight (1895) Op. 31 no.2 Edward Elgar
Echo Op. 54 no.4 Ian Venables
Leaf from Leaf, Christ Knows Judith Weir
My heart is like a singing bird (1874) Hubert Parry
Oh, fair to see Op. 13b Gerald Finzi
Oh, What Comes Over the Sea Op. 57 no.1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Rest Ralph Vaughan Williams
Too late for love! Op. 57 no.6 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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