Requiem (epitaph for RLS) (Mark Chapman)
- Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2013-02-23). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 160 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes:
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
Original text and translations
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.