Sweet and Low (Barnby, Joseph)



Sheet Music


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Olmsted (2008/7/9)

Editor Robert G. Nottingham
Publisher. Info. CPDL:Choral Public Domain Library, 2007.
Misc. Notes Source: The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, Vol.12, No.272 (Oct.1, 1865), pp.143-145. London: Novello & Co., Ltd. The typeset score mistakenly describes date of source score as 1965 rather than 1865.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Male Chorus

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Schalltrichter (2015/10/20)

Arranger W. D.
Publisher. Info. Boston: Ditson, 1885.
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For 3 Voices

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Phillip21 (2019/10/8)

Arranger Unknown
Publisher. Info. The School Music Review, No.46
London: Novello & Co. Ltd., n.d.(before 1907).
Misc. Notes From uploader's collection. Arrangement is for SSA.
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For Violin and Piano (Moffat)
See: Bayley and Ferguson's Violin Album No.97

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General Information

Work Title Sweet and Low
Alternative. Title
Composer Barnby, Joseph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 28
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1865
Librettist Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB), piano

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"... the most popular part-song ever written".
Monthly Musical Record, 1896, quoted in Baltzell's Dictionary of Musicians (Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1911) (entry for Barnby, Sir Joseph), n.p.