The Long Day Closes - Sullivan
“The Long Day Closes” is a part song by Arthur Sullivan published in 1868. This song is one of seven part songs that Sullivan published that year, and it became his best known work in this genre. Sullivan wrote most of his twenty part songs prior to the beginning of his long collaboration with William S. Gilbert.
The plaintive harmonies of ‘The Long Day Closes’ and the text's touching meditation on death have made the song a frequent selection at events of mourning, and in particular it was often sung at funerals of members of the “D'Oyly Carte Opera Company”. Arranged for Brass Quintet by Geoff Kingston this is an ideal work for Remembrance Service or whenever a quiet reflective piece is required.
1st Bb Trumpet
2nd Bb Trumpet
Horn in F