8 soprano voice solos, alto voice solo, 4 tenor voice solos, 2 bass voice solos, SATB choir, piano (8Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, 4Tenor Voice Solo, 2 Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir, 2 Ob, 2 bassoon, 2 Hn, 2 Trp, timpani, 2 V, Va, Bassi(Vc, double bass, bassoon, Lt-B, harpisc., Org)) - Level 4
Oratorio in 3 acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Hans Dieter Clausen. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Oratorio. Vocal score. HWV 57. Duration 2 hours, 25 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04099-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04099-90).
Item Number: BA.BA04099-90
ISBN 9790006541270. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: English, Text Language: English. Preface: Hans Dieter Clausen. Text: Hamilton, Newburgh.
Handel composed Samson directly after completing theMessiah.
After its premiere in 1743 in the Covent Garden Theatre in London, the work rapidly became one of the composer's most successful oratorios alongsideEstherandJudas Maccabaeus. This probably had as much to do with the popular Old Testament story of the libretto as with Handel's masterly shaping of the arias and choruses.
By including some movements in the appendix, this edition makes it possible for the first time to perform the work in its original 1741 version.
The edition is based on the complete edition volume of theHalle Handel Edition(BA 4099), offering the complete music text of the oratorio for the first time.
- Scholarly-critical edition based on the Urtext of theHalle Handel Edition
- Idiomatic piano reduction
- Foreword (Ger/Eng)