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Sweet and Low

for three-part treble voices and piano with optional descant

Year:  2008

Year:  2008

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton


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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.

Dedication note

Dedicated to The Three Mezzos on the occasion of their 10th anniversary

Text note

Text by Alfred Tennyson

Performance history

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

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