Swingin' Samson by Michael Hurd. For Choral (SA). Music Sales America. 20th Century, Sacred. 22 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV200158. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14032159).
ISBN 085360181X. 20th Century, Sacred. 6.75x10 inches.
An enormously fun pop cantata for narrator, unison voices (with divisions) and easy piano with guitar chord symbols. The work is divided into six sections opening with a lively description of Samson himself. It explains his enormous strength and outlines his prowess on the field of battle. Highlights of the cantata include the scene in a barber's shop, with a background of snipping scissors. This is followed by a splendid music-hall song in which the whole audience can join! The finale describes the Philistine's party – set as a square dance – at the end of which Samson pulls down the whole building! 10 mins.