Composer:   Stephen Paulus
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Paulus Publications
Edition:   SP466
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Dr. Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State University
R&R Chair College & University

One of my favorite a cappella choral works by Stephen Paulus, “The Day is Done” captures the essence of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem of the same title. The work was commissioned by VocalEssence and is a favorite in the ensemble The music contains moments of harmony reminiscent of Vaughan Williams, and the pastoral scene portrayed in the poem is beautifully set by Paulus.