Richard Kountz
1896 - 1950
United States of America, PA
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R. Kountz
Richard Kountz (08/07/1896 - 14/10/1950), an American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, died in New York City, New York, USA.
Under the wide and starry sky (Requiem)
Composed in:1949
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
"Under the wide and starry sky" (requiem), published 1949 for unaccompanied voice or TTBB chorus a cappella.
The text of "Requiem" by Stevenson:


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.

R.L. Stevenson