Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

The Long Day Closes – English Romantic Part-Songs



21 selections of beautiful poetry set to beautiful music. This is “easy listening” at its best. The Canzonetta Chamber Choir rises superbly to the occasion.

Canzonetta (Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year 1993), Jeffrey Wynn-Davies. Elgar, Stanford, Sullivan, Parry and others.

“The part-songs are an enormous delight, particularly with performances such as these” – The Elgar Society Journal
“Canzonetta’s award-winning qualities become immediately obvious on this disc” – BBC Music Magazine

On This Recording

  1. Lay a garland on her hearse
  2. Who shall have my lady fair?
  3. Sweet and Low
  4. O sing unto mie roundelaie
  5. Music, All Powerful
  6. When Daisies Pied
  7. Summer Is Gone
  8. 7 Partsongs: No. 4. Echoes
  9. 7 Partsongs: No. 6. The Long Day Closes
  10. 4 Part-Songs: 4 Part-Songs, Op. 110: No. 4. Heraclitus
  11. 8 Partsongs: 8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3. The blue bird
  12. Full Fathom Five
  13. Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30: As Torrents in Summer
  14. My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land: My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op. 18, No. 3
  15. Go, song of mine: Go, Song of Mine, Op. 57
  16. Songs of Farewell: Songs of Farewell: I. My soul, there is a country
  17. 8 Four-part Songs: No. 2. O love, they wrong thee much
  18. 8 Four-part Songs: No. 5. You Gentle Nymphs
  19. A Garland of Shakesperian and Other Old-Fashioned Songs: A Garland of Shakesperian and Other Old-Fashioned Songs: No. 4. Love is a sickness
  20. 6 Modern Lyrics: 6 Modern Lyrics: No. 6. Music, When Soft Voices Die
  21. 6 Partsongs: 6 Partsongs: My Delight and Thy Delight