Psaume CXXX (Boulanger, Lili)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Mixed Chorus and 2 Pianos

 Complete score (EU)
#265960 - 18.48MB, 52 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/20/V - 1167x

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Publisher Info.:

Paris: Durand & Cie., 1924. Plate D. & F. 10482

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Psaume CXXX. Du fond de l’abîme
Alternative Title De Profundis
Composer Boulanger, Lili
Key B minor
Movements/Sections 1 movement in several sections
Year/Date of Composition 1914–1917
First Performance 1923 November 8, conducted by Henri Büsser
First Publication 1924 (vocal score)

1925 (full score)

Librettist Psalmist
Language French
Dedication a la memoire de mon cher Papa
Average Duration 22–28 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Contralto, tenor, mixed choir

Orchestra: 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons (sarrusophone), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, celesta, 2 harps, strings, organ

External Links Musikproduktion Höflich preface (by Helen Julia Minors, 2011)
All Music Guide
New Solutions for Lili Boulanger's Psaume 130, part 2 (2nd part of an article on the analysis and conducting of Boulanger's Psalm 130, by John Perkins (Choral Journal, June/July 2010)


Misc. Comments

Instrumentation from Fleisher Collection catalog, U-6324.

Psalm 130

Du fond de l'abîme je t'invoque Iahvé, Adonaï. Ecoute ma prière! Que tes oreilles soient attentives aux accents de ma prière. Du fond de l'abîme je cries vers toi, Iahvé, Adonaï. Ecoute ma voix! Si tu prends garde aux péchés, qui donc pourra tenir, Adonaï, Iahvé? Mais la clémence est en toi afin qu'on te révère. Mon âme espère en Iahvé. J'espère, je compte sur sa parole plus que les guetteurs de la nuit n'aspirent au matin. Israël espère en Iahvé. Car en Iahvé est la miséricorde et l'abondance de la délivrance. En Iahvé est la clémence. C'est lui qui délivrera Israël de toutes ces iniquités.

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