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Sweet and Low is a part-song by English composer and conductor Joseph Barnby (1838-1896). He held a number of prestigious posts, including conductor of the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society (suceedding Charles Gounod in that position), director of music at Eton College, and principal of Guildhall School of Music.
His composition include an oratorio, services and anthems, part-songs, organ works, and many hymn tunes. Sweet and Low is a gently lullaby, the words by Alfred Tennyson.
Dedicated to The Three Mezzos on the occasion of their 10th anniversary
Text by Alfred Tennyson
25 Oct 2009: Performed by the Three Mezzos - Margo Knightbridge, Lynne Anderson and Barbara Lynch at the Rotorua Museum, as part of the Sing Aotearoa Conference in Rotorua
16 Nov 2014: The Three Mezzos: Homespun Harmonies