The Long Day Closes

This is the best-known part song by Arthur Sullivan published in 1868, before his long collaboration with W S Gilbert. The term part song is used for a song written for several vocal parts, usually with the highest part carrying the melody and the other voices supplying accompanying harmonies, rather than one which is contrapuntal like a madrigal. Part songs are often sung unaccompanied.

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.’

Parts here

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April is in my mistress’ face

Lucky with this one because some other kind soul had uploaded a copy onto the Musescore website, and it only needed minor tweaks as far as I could see.

Go here

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The Heavens are telling

And more parts, coming thick and heavy now. 

Little bits of information about Haydn below

Composers Page
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The Blue Bird

Have added parts for this, here

About Stanford
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Linden Lea

These ones having been kicking around awaiting the final in/out decision for the summer concert.

Did you know that Vaughan Williams lived in Meldreth for a few years?   See here

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

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If Ye Love Me

These were done a couple of weeks ago before I’d got the hang of the screen recording programme a bit better, so the alignment is a bit wonky.

Parts here  If Ye Love Me

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The Lion King

This has been a messy one to transcribe so hope it’s useful. 

Couple of points, I’ve added some bits of the piano part to give a lead-in to bars that would otherwise be isolated. 

Also you’ll have to imagine the shouts in Hakuna Matata and elsewhere because Musescore doesn’t seem to have an equivalent.

Parts here :  The Lion King

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Now is the Month

Have added practice parts for this. As before these are my best efforts at transcribing the scores using Musescore so do point out any errors.

About Thomas Morley
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Faster Finzi

People felt the first set of recordings I did were too slow compared with Calum’s gallop through.
So here’s a new set http://www.orwellsingers.co.uk/my-spirit-sang-all-day/

About Gerald Finzi
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Finzi

Had some trouble with the service that automatically sends out new posts from the Orwell Singers website.  If you get this I’ve successfully fixed it, minor miracle!

See biographical notes about Gerald Finzi here

Individual parts and videos here



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