Thomas Augustine Arne

Thomas Augustine Arne
Robert Dunkarton
Short Name: Thomas Augustine Arne
Full Name: Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778
Birth Year: 1710
Death Year: 1778

Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne was born March 12, 1710, in London; becam early celebrated as a composer, and established his reputation by settling Milton's "Comus" to music - light, airy, and original; he composed many songs, and nearly all his attempts were successful; died March 5, 1778, aged 68.

A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876

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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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