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Publisher: Novello & Co

Samson ,
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Arranger/Editor
Ebenezer Prout
Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Language
English
Soloist
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass


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Programme Note
SYNOPSIS

Samson is blind and in chains. He acknowledges that his misfortunes were caused by revealing the secret of his strength to Dalila. But he sees value in the continuation of his life while there is hope that Jehovah might use him take revenge on the Philistines. Dalila enters, accompaniedto by her Virgins.She attempts to make her peace with Samson, without success. Harapha, the Philistine champion, revels in Samson’s misfortune, and summons Samson to attend the sacrifice to Dagon. He agrees, joining the feast only to destroy his tormentors and their temple. But lamentation is succeeded by praise to Jehovah for his ultimate triumph: ‘Samson like Samson fell – ruin is left: to him eternal fame’.

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Performances
Date
Title
  • 22 MAR 2014
    Petersfield Festival Hall
    Southern Pro Musica
  • 26 JAN 2013
    Cockermouth Harmonic Society
  • 31 MAR 2012
    St Marys Church Barnes, London
    Barnes Choir
  • 02 MAR 2012
    Katowice, POLAND
    Orkiestras Filharmonii Slaskie
  • 10 DEC 2011
    Younger Hall, St Andrews
    St Andrews Chorus
  • 07 MAY 2011
    Ambleside Parish Church, Cumbria
    Ambleside and District Choral Society
  • 02 APR 2011
    Chester Cathedral
    Chester Bach Choir
  • 05 FEB 2011
    All Saints, Dulwich
    Allegri Singers
    Tom Bullard, conductor
  • 20 JUN 2010
    UK
    Thomas Tallis Society
  • 20 MAR 2010
    Holy Trinity Church, Stratford, UK
    Stratford Upon Avon Choral Society
  • 22 NOV 2009
    Breda, Netherlands
    Bachkoor Brabant
  • 21 JUN 2009
    Holst Hall, London
    James Allen's Girl's School
  • 05 MAY 2009
    Schleswig, Germany
    Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester
    Flensburger Bach-Chor; Matthias Janz, conductor

    Other Dates:
    6 May - Flensburg, Germany
    7 May - Wesselburen, Germany
    8 May - Rendsburg, Germany
  • 14 APR 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    Our Lady's Choral Society / RTE Concert Orchestra
  • 21 MAR 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    Dun Laoghaire Choral Society
  • 01 NOV 2008
    Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury
    Silurian Choir
  • 23 OCT 2008
    Cambridge
    Britten Sinfonia

    Other Dates:
    24 October - Norwich
    27 October - QEH, London
    28 October - Southampton
  • 17 MAY 2008
    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Charlton Kings Choral Society and Orchestra
  • 09 MAY 2008
    Gottingen, Germany
    Orchester der Handelfestspiele Gottingen / NDR Choir, conductor

    Other Dates:
    11 May - Kassel, Germany
    6 June - Dresden, Germany
    7 June - Hannover, Germany
    8 June - Herrenhausen, Germany
  • 27 APR 2008
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Aberdeen Sinfonietta
  • 09 FEB 2008
    Free Church, St. Ives
    St. Ives Choral Society
  • 10 NOV 2007
    Hastings
    Hastings Philharmonic Choir
  • 22 SEP 2007
    Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, New Zealand
    Auckland Choral Society
  • 30 JUN 2007
    London
    British Museum and British Library Singers
  • 30 JUN 2007
    Dresden, Germany
    Dresdner Barockorchestra

    Other Dates:
    1 July - Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • 09 JUN 2007
    Stadstheater Zoeermeer, Holland
    Kon. Christelijke Zangersbond
    Sander van Marion, conductor
  • 21 OCT 2006
    Telemann Konzerthalle, Magdeburg, Germany
    Leipziger Barockorcjhester
    Barry Jordan, conductor
  • 17 MAR 2006
    Handel House, London
    London Handel Orchestra
    Laurence Cummings, conductor
  • English Concerto
    Harry Bickett, conductor

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