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Liturgical Guitarist: By the Babylonian Rivers

Composer
trad.
Year of composition
2005
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instruments
Instrumental parts
Not available

This song is new to me. I ran across it in our hymnal at the cathedral, "Worship" by GIA. It is setting of Psalm 137. I hope it is familiar to many and useful as a prelude during Lent. Measures 5, 13, and 29 require the use of a glissando in order to keep the melody legato. Slide on the first string in m. 5 and 13. Use the second string in m. 29. If you practice this, you can musically hide the 4 fret shift that occurs. The melody shifts to the bass in verse 3, so keep the treble accompaniment subordinate.

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