This Victorian lullaby is a setting to music of Tennyson's poem Sweet and Low by Sir Joseph Barnby. It was first published in 1863.
Barnby (1838-1896) was a composer and conductor, principally of choral music. He wrote one oratorio, Rebekah, and many smaller-scale sacred works including psalms, anthems, motets and 246 hymn tunes. However, it is for Sweet and Low, one of the few secular part-songs that he wrote, that he is best remembered today.
This recording on YouTube is by the top-flight male voice ensemble Pro Cantione Antiqua, conducted by Mark Brown, a beautiful, clear performance.
Sunday 26 November
North Bristol Arts Trail, St Michael & All Angels Church, Gloucester Rd, BS7 8NT. 4.15-5.45
Saturday 9 December
Charity Carol Singing, Clifton Down Shopping Centre, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert (Lord Mayor's appeal), Colston Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 16 December
A Gurt Noel (our official do), St Albans Church, afternoon rehearsals, concert at 7.30 p.m.
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute, BRI, 12.30-1.30 pm
25 February 2018
Innovation 216, St Georges (Morning)
28 February and 1 March 2018
The Hall on the Hill, St Georges
3 March 2018
CoMA, The Festival of Contemporary Music for All
2 - 6 May 2018
Calella Festival, Costa de Barcelona
7 July 2018
Summer Spectaular featuring WWI Suite, St Georges