An den Flüssen Babylons (Kirnberger, Johann Philipp)

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Editor Georg Feder (1887-1971)
Publisher. Info. Das Chorwerk, Heft 89: 4 Motetten der Bachschule (pp.10-15)
Wolfenbüttel: Möseler Verlag, 1963.

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General Information

Work Title An den Flüssen Babylons
Alternative. Title Der 137 Psalm
Composer Kirnberger, Johann Philipp
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJK 8
Librettist Psalm CXXXVII
Moses Mendelssohn, German translation
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 4 voices a capella or with continuo
Manuscript Sources Mss parts, late 18th cent. D-Bsa, SA 743
Mss score, 1766-99. D-SWl, Mus.3096

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It seems from the contemporary, late 18th-century (1766-1790s?) abschrift in the possession of the Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musikaliensammlung, Schwerin, that string quartet + continuo (or contrabass?) may have been acceptable accompaniment as well.