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Huntington Woodman
1861 - 1943
United States of America, NY
R.H. Woodman
Raymond Huntington [Huntington] Woodman (18/01/1861 - 25/12/1943), an American composer. Woodman stu­died un­der his fa­ther, Jon­athan Wood­man; Dud­ley Buck of New York; and Cae­sar Franck of Par­is. He be­gan his mu­sic­al career sing­ing at St. George’s Church in Long Is­land, New York, then at age 18 be­came or­gan­ist at Christ Church in Nor­wich, Con­nec­ti­cut. He went on to serve as or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter at the First Pres­by­teri­an Church, Brook­lyn, New York (1880-1941); pro­fes­sor of mu­sic at Pack­er Col­le­gi­ate Ins­tit­ute; war­den of the Guild of Amer­i­can Or­gan­ists; and vice-pre­si­dent of the De­part­ment of Mu­sic at the Brook­lyn Ins­tit­ute of Arts and Sci­enc­es.
Composed in:1932
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
"Requiem", published 1932, for voice and piano, in Music of Many Lands and Peoples.

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.

Here may the winds about me blow,
Here the sea may come and go
Here lies peace forevermo'
And the heart for aye shall be still.

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