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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Work Title Psalm 136
Alternative. Title Psaume CXXXVI ; Assis sur les berges du fleuve ; By the rivers of Babylon
Composer Ropartz, Guy
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGR 61
Key B-flat minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897
First Performance. 1898 in Nancy
First Publication. 1897?
Librettist Psalm CXXXVII
Language French
Dedication Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation chorus, organ and orchestra

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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.