Thomas Arne

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Thomas Augustine Arne (/ɑːrn/; 12 March 1710, London – 5 March 1778, London) was an English composer, best known for the patriotic song Rule Britannia. He also wrote a version of God Save the King, which became the British national anthem, and the song A-Hunting We Will Go. Arne was the leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Dr. Arne at Vauxhall Gardens Thomas Arne; Emma Kirkby, Richard Morton, The Parley of Instruments 1
1988 The Six Organ Concertos Thomas Arne; Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd, Roger Bevan Williams 1
1997 BBC Music, Volume 5, Number 10: Alfred [excerpts] Thomas Arne; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Nicholas Kraemer 1
2000 The Masque of Alfred Thomas Arne; Jennifer Smith, Christine Brandes, David Daniels, Jamie MacDougall, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorale, Nicholas McGegan 1
2006 Solo Cantatas Thomas Arne; Mária Zádori, Timothy Bentch, Capella Savaria, Mary Térey-Smith 1

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