An Den Wassern Zu Babel

Arvo Part

Arranged by Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Full Score - Study
Performing Ensemble: Organ Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Organ
Item Number: UE030159
Publisher: Universal Edition
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

An den Wassern zu Babel, scored for four solo voices and organ, is a setting of the famous Waters of Babylon passage from Psalm 137. The weeping and wailing by the waters have evoked response in many twentieth century composers, who are not surprisingly aware that modern man has plenty to wail about. The core of the music is the simplest pentatonic or heptatonic monody that proliferates into two, three, and four voices.


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Arranger Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher
Publisher ID UE30159