By the waters of Babylon

Op. 11, 1905†, rev 1909, 25:00


The earlier version had double woodwind, the second triple.

baritone, SATB chorus, orchestra

Text: Psalm 137, religious sources

full score lost


18 April 1907 [first performance] Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK
North Staffordshire and District Choral Society, conductor Havergal Brian
25 September 1909 [first performance of rescored version] Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Frederick Austin (ten), Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, a Festival Orchestra, conductor Harry Evans
31 March 1982 St Leonard’s Church, Marston Green, Birmingham
David Hill (ten), Chelmsley Wood Choral Society, Colin Druce (org), conductor Philip Litchfield
20 May 2001 St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie, NY, US
? (bar), Susan Gose (org), St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Senior Choir, conductor Maris Kristapsons