SACRIFICE - The Death of Samson : This piece is about the tragic death of Samson in the Book of Judges from the Bible.
After Moses and Joshua led the Israelites out of Egypt to the land of Canaan, God raised up judges to save the Israelites out of the hands of raiders; among the raiders there are Philistines who tyrannized them and insulted God. Samson was chosen by God to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines, and he was gifted with tremendous strength. Yet, he abused his power and indulged himself with sensory pleasures; in the end, God left him and took away his strength. The Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes, and took him to entertain the Philistines in a temple. Feeling gravely remorseful, Samson prayed to God; God answered his prayer and strengthened him one last time. With his renewed strength he pushed down the entire temple and died with thousands of Philistines. His sacrifice made a big step forward in liberating the Israelites from the oppressive reign of the Philistines.
WONG Chun Wai has won the First Prize and the Audience Prize of the 5th International Composition Competition "Coups de Vents" with SACRIFICE - The Death of Samson
Score / SACRIFICE - The Death of Samson
for Concert Band
WONG Chun Wai
Grade : 4
Duration : 9:20
Reference : EMP - AC 001S
Collection : ASIAN COMPOSERS - Masterpieces