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Thomas Augustine Arne

Thomas Augustine Arne (; 12 March 1710 – 5 March 1778) was an English composer. He is best known for his patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!", which has become a second national anthem to "God Save the Queen", and the song "A-Hunting We Will Go". Arne was a leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. He wrote many operatic entertainments for the London theatres and pleasure gardens, as well as concertos, sinfonias, and sonatas.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 12th, 1710 (London), Died March 5th, 1778 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4930 10-in. 11/15/1907 Rule Britannia Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with male vocal duet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-15059 10-in. 7/13/1914 Under the greenwood tree Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and woodwinds composer  
Victor B-20022 10-in. 6/8/1917 Patriotic airs of the Allies Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-21493 10-in. 3/7/1918 When daisies pied and violets blue Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-051073 10-in. 6/6/1940 When daisies pied and violets blue (The cuckoo song) Justus Gelfius ; Marie Houston ; Frank La Forge Soprano vocal solo, with flute and harpsichord composer  
Victor BS-051087 10-in. 6/7/1940 Farewell, dear love Marie Houston ; Frank La Forge Female vocal solo, with harpsichord composer  
Columbia 19124 10-in. 11/16/1910 Rule Britannia Prince's Military Band Band composer  
Columbia 39537 10-in. 8/10/1914 Rule Britannia Columbia Military Band Band composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5143-a] 10-in. approximately Sept. 1917 God save the King Empire Military Band Band composer  
Brunswick E19337-E19339 10-in. 5/20/1926 When daisies pied and violets blue Elisabeth Rethberg Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3305 10-in. 9/19/1914 Rule Britannia Albert Farrington Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with band composer  
Gramophone 0EA4633 10-in. 1/28/1937 Rule Britannia BBC Symphony Orchestra ; Adrian Boult Orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arne, Thomas Augustine," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102607.

Arne, Thomas Augustine. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102607.

"Arne, Thomas Augustine." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102607

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