SAMSON (Handel)

SAMSON (Handel)

Composer: George Frideric Handel (1742)
Published in 52 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, Germany, 1685; d. London, England, 1759) became a musician and composer despite objections from his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. Handel studied music with Zachau, organist at the Halle Cathedral, and became an accomplished violinist and keyboard performer. He traveled and studied in Italy for some time and then settled permanently in England in 1713. Although he wrote a large number of instrumental works, he is known mainly for his Italian operas, oratorios (including Messiah, 1741), various anthems for church and royal festivities, and organ concertos, which he interpolated into his oratorio performances. He composed only three hymn tunes, one of which (GOPSAL) still appears in some modern hy… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SAMSON (Handel)
Composer: George Frideric Handel (1742)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 13453 67115 65321
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Rodney Bambrick
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 121

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #53
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3309
Text: Jesus, We on the Word Depend
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6511
Text: Trembling Before Thine Awful Throne
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #7089
Text: Jeso! ny hamarinanao (Jesu, Thy righteousness)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #53

Hymns and Psalms #663

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #510a

Audio

Small Church Music #2255

Audio

Small Church Music #7089

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3309

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6511

Include 45 pre-1979 instances
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