Saint-Saëns: By the rivers of Babylon

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  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Editor: Christina M. Stahl
  • Format: Vocal Score
  • Instrumentation: Piano, SATB Choir, Alto
  • Work: By the Rivers of Babylon (Psalm 136)
  • Work Language: English
  • ISMN: 9790006577705
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 19
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Psalm 137 "Super flumina Babylonis" also known as "By the rivers of Babylon" was an inspiration for many composers including Camille Saint-Saëns. He repeatedly occupied himself with his psalm motet for solo soprano, mixed choir, saxophone quartet, string orchestra and organ, originally composed in 1854. Two of the four versions – the first version in Latin and a much later version in English for alto solo, SATB choir and piano – are now available for the first time in Urtext performing editions taking a meticulous account of all the sources.

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