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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