Psalm 136 (Ropartz, Guy)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Baudoux, n.d.(1897?). Plate E.B. et cie. 432.
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General Information

Work Title Psalm 136
Alternative. Title Psaume CXXXVI ; Assis sur les berges du fleuve ; By the rivers of Babylon
Composer Ropartz, Guy
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897
First Performance. 1898 in Nancy
First Publication. 1897?
Librettist Psalms
Language French
Dedication Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation chorus, organ and orchestra

Misc. Comments

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.