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Luke Zaccaro
1980 -
United States of America, IA
L. Zaccaro
Luke Zaccaro (24/09/1980), an American choral music teacher and composer, from Dubuque (Iowa) and Vocal Music Instructor in Kimberly, WI.
Zaccaro: "I grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, attended St Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where I received a degree in vocal music education. I have great admiration for the work of Morten Lauridsen (1943), my favorite composer."
Period:21st century
Composed in:2004
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:R.L. Stevenson
In memory of:/ dedicated to the 2004-2005 Aplington-Parkersburg High School Concert Choir
Requiem for choir SATB (and piano). This piece is meant to be performed a cappella. It should be sung with liquidity and clarity, which can be a challenge.
Text by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), an American poet. Appropriately it was Stevenson's own short poem, ‘Requiem’ (1880, from an 1887 collection), that was written on his tomb:
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie...
Author:Richard Dury
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.

The text of this poem has been used by Sidney Homer, Charles Ives, Ned Rorem, Ernest Whyte, Jonathan Lovenstein, Edward Bell, David Bedford and Luke Zaccaro.
R.L. Stevenson