when day is gone

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This slow, chorale-like piece is about saying 'goodbye' in many ways - the title alludes to a 1920s popular song 'When Day is Done', made famous by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. We were playing this sad, poignant song in a 1920s-style dance orchestra around the time our pianist passed away. Another early jazz song to exert an influence here was 'Bye Bye Blues' - again, the theme of 'saying goodbye'. 'when day is gone' was commissioned by Peter Thomas (who is also on the SibeliusMusic site), for the Epsom Girls' Grammar Concert Band.

Score ID
Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
4 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Modern classical music

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