By the Waters of Babylon

Arranger: David Buley

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Vocal Forces: SSATB, SAATB

Accompaniment: Reduction

Text Source: Psalm 137:1, 4–6

Series: Calvin Inst

Difficulty Level: E


The elegiac text of Psalm 137 is paired with a Jewish melody in this arrangement from David Buley. The piece is scored for 5-part, a cappella voices in canon. An easily learned, but very effective, composition that will challenge the singers’ ears through fine tuning. 

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: Lent 4 B

Topical: Exile

Bible Reference: Psalm 137:1, 4–6

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo