Samson (1743), An OratorioBy George Frideric Handel SATB with SATBB Soli Choral Miniature Score Item: 00-K01319
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Immediately after the Messiah---which was created in the twenty four days from Augus 22 to September 14, 1742---Handel advanced to the composition of Samson. The commencement of the work is not dated; but by September 29, fourteen days after the completeion of Messiah, the first act was completed; the second act was finished by October 11, and the work was finished on Octber 29, 1741. Handel's two greatest oratorios were produced together in ten successive weeks.
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