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Paul Edmonds
1873 - 1939
Great Britain
P.N. Edmonds
Paul Nettleton [Paul] Edmonds (1873 - 1939) was a composer, author, sculptor and artist who left his original music manuscripts (and his royalties) to Margaret Cruso Barnard (Mrs M C Swithinbank), his goddaughter and his cousin's daughter. She in turn passed them on to her son Chris Swithinbank, who is building an archive of his work which will be displayed on this blog. If you have any items to add to this archive please contact him at chris.swithinbank@gmail.com Paul Edmonds in his later years became a very popular lecturer. His lectures included "lightning sketches".
Composed in:1920
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
This requiem is for accompanied women voices, performed by The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus in the 38th Annual Season, 1993-1994.
"Requiem", published 1920, for SSA chorus and piano.
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