Camille Saint-Saens: Samson And Delilah (Vocal Score)

Books | Opera

Catalogue No: GS33842
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Saint-Saens originally began work on Samson and Delilah as an oratorio until persuaded by his librettest, Ferdinand Lemaire, to write it as an opera. The work is a synthesis of Wagnerian drama and French and Italian operatic forms, containing skillful structures and eloquent melodies. As one of the brightest jewels of French opera, the work is considered "a dream of antique purity and modern orchestral experimentation," which thoroughly demonstrates Saint-Saëns' compositional capabilities. This is the Schirmer edition of the Vocal Score, and is in English and the original French.
No of pages: 272
Language: English, French
Publisher: G. Schirmer