Requiem (epitaph for RLS) (Mark Chapman)

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  • (Posted 2013-02-23)  CPDL #28381:           
Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2013-02-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 160 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Requiem (epitaph for RLS)
Composer: Mark Chapman
Lyricist: Robert Louis Stevenson

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularOde

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Most of the piece is bass solo, either unaccompanied, or accompanied by a wordless alto part. The chorus echoes the soloist. The solo part should be performable by any moderately experienced bass chorister. Recording 26/06/18, Charis Messalina soprano, Jane Godtschalk mezzo soprano, Mark Chapman bass

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Original text and translations

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Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.