Be Near Me
A setting for unaccompanied Mixed Choir (SATB) or Men's Chorus (TTBB)
of Canto 50 from the poem In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred Tennyson
Duration: ca. 5'15"
The text for Be Near Me is Canto 50 from the poem In Memoriam A.H.H. by the British Poet Laureate Alfred Tennyson (1809 -1892). Published in 1850, the poem is an extended requiem for the poet's beloved friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1833, age 22. It is considered one of the greatest poems of the 19th Century and was reported to be a great favorite of Queen Victoria.
by Alfred Tennyson
Be near me when my light is low,