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|Work Title||Psalm 136|
|Alternative. Title||Psaume CXXXVI ; Assis sur les berges du fleuve ; By the rivers of Babylon|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IGR 61|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1897|
|First Performance.||1898 in Nancy|
|Dedication||Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||15 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||chorus, organ and orchestra|
Recorded in 1995 on Marco Polo (reissued in 2001 on Naxos.)
This is the psalm usually referred to as 137, but numbering systems differ. Note the opening line: as I sat by the banks of the river.