• "September 20, 2018 Today my voice students at Texas Woman's..."
    - Beverly Hoch
  • "What an honor to have known this remarkable composer! I..."
    - Patricia Pease
  • "I will miss you and more of your songs Richard. Rest in..."
    - Kirt Pavitt
  • "bye"
    - tom jones
  • "Richard and I were dear friends through my years in NYC. We..."
    - Paul Waner


American composer of beautiful art songs, died peacefully at the age of 87 on February 25 in Englewood, NJ. He appeared with the Metropolitan Opera as a chorister and in small roles in the early 1960's, and served for many years as accompanist in the voice studio of Zinka Milanov. Many renowned singers have performed Mr. Hundley's songs: Anna Moffo, Teresa Stratas, Rosiland Elias, and Annaliese Rothenberger early in his career; in later years Frederica Von Stade and Marilyn Horne. In 1987 he was among twelve composers recognized by Carnegie Hall as a standard American composer for vocalists in its International American Music Competition. Mr. Hundley's songs are now part of the vocal repertory in every major music school in the U.S. as well as leading schools in Europe. He was for many years a much- loved and esteemed resident of Westbeth, the artists' community. Donations in Richard's memory may be made to The Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. Visitation and service will be held March 3rd. Please contact www.BarrettFuneral for details.

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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 28, 2018