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The long day closes

First line:
No star is o'er the lake
author of text

The long day closes has become the best-known of all the partsongs composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). Composed to a poem by his friend Henry F Chorley, it was published in 1868 and quickly became successful with Victorian choral societies. The plaintively expressive harmonies with which Sullivan clothes the text’s gentle meditation on death have made this work a popular choice at funerals and memorial services.

from notes by Malcolm MacDonald © 2012


All in the April Evening
Parry: Songs of farewell
Studio Master: SIGCD267Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Romance du Soir
SIGCD147Download only
The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms
SIGCD150Download only


Track 24 on CDH55243 [3'36]
Track 19 on SIGCD147 [4'21] Download only
Track 20 on SIGCD150 [4'22] Download only
Track 13 on SIGCD267 [3'48] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD267 track 13

Recording date
5 January 2011
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor & Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Parry: Songs of farewell (SIGCD267)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: June 2011
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