Samson HWV 57 (Oratorio in three parts). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Hans Dieter Clausen. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. For 8 soprano voice solos, alto voice solo, 4 tenor voice solos, 2 bass voice solos, SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, bassi (cello, double bass, bassoon, bass lute, harpsichord, organ) (8 Solo Sopranos/Solo Alto/4 Solo Tenors/2 Solo Basses/Mixed Choir: SATB/2 Oboes/2 Bassoons/2 Horns/2 Trumpets/Timpani/2 Violins/Viola/Basses (Violoncello/Contrabass/Bassoon/Bass Lute/Harpsichord/Organ)). This edition: Paperback, Urtext edition. Paperback. Oratorio. Level 4. Piano reduction. Language: English. HWV 57. 432 pages. Duration 2 hours. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA4099-90).
ISBN 9790006541270. With Language: English. Oratorio. 27 x 19 cm inches.
Handel composed "Samson" directly after completing the "Messiah". After its premiere in 1743 in the Covent Garden Theatre in London, the work rapidly became one of the composer's most successful oratorios alongside "Esther" and "Judas Maccabaeus".
This edition includes some movements in the appendix and as such it is possible for the first time to perform the work in its original 1741 version.