The Long Day Closes is a part song by Arthur Sullivan and Henry Fothergill Chorley, published in 1868. This song is one of seven and the best-known part song that Sullivan published that year, prior to the beginning of his long collaboration with W S Gilbert. The term ‘part song’ means a song written for several vocal parts. The plaintive harmonies and texts of The Long Day Closes reflect meditation on death and have made the song a frequent selection at events of mourning.
Bit late for practice parts, but we have done this fairly recently.