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Thomas Arne

key, vn, 1710-1778 GB, London
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Thomas Augustine Arne

English composer, violinist, and keyboard player (12 March 1710 – 5 March 1778). Today he is probably best known for writing the British patriotic song, 'Rule, Britannia!' which is part of his opera 'Alfred' (1740) and for his opera 'Artaxerxes' (1762).

  • Keyboards
  • Violin
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Rule Britannia on Sounds Of Glory by London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra & John Alldis
Rule, Britannia! on Britannia by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Carl Davis
Rule Britannia on The Last Night of the Proms Collection by Della Jones, Robert Ferriman, Royal Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
Rule Britannia (Arr. for Orchestra by Henry Wood) - 2013 Remaster on Celebrating Lord Nelson by Various Artists
Rule, Britannia! (Arr. Malcolm Sargent) on The Last Night of the Proms by Various Artists
Arne / Arr Sargent : Rule Britannia! on Last Night of The Proms - The 100th Season by Bryn Terfel, Andrew Davis & BBC Symphony Orchestra
"Where The Bee Sucks" on Emma Kirkby - A Portrait by Emma Kirkby, Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
Rule, Britannia! on Royal Wedding Music by Various Artists
Fantasia on British Sea Songs: V. Jack's the Lad on Britannia: The RPO for The Royal Wedding by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Carl Davis
British Grenadiers on Greatest Hits: Marches by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi

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Title Artist Year Type
Songs Of EnglandHenry Purcell, Thomas Morley, Thomas Arne, Herbert Howells, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter2017Compil.
English MusicThe Academy Of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Henry Purcell • Thomas Arne • William Boyce • William Byrd2015Compil.
Musica Del Tardo Barocco IngleseWilliam Boyce, Thomas Arne, The New College Oxford Choir, Hanover Band, Graham Lea-Cox2001Compil.
Alfred (An English Masque)Thomas Arne / Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - The Philharmonia Chorale Conductor : Nicholas McGegan1999Album
Alfred: An Early English Opera (1740/53)Thomas Arne - Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Nicholas Kraemer1997Album
Haydn und Arne OrgelkonzerteJoseph Haydn, Thomas Arne, Albert De Klerk, Amsterdams Kamerorkest, Anthon Van Der Horst1995Album
The Intimate Opera Of The Baroque: The Music Master, Masque From Timon Of Athens, Thomas & Sally (The Sailor's Return), True Blue, Musical Courtship, The Dustcart CantataGiovanni Battista Pergolesi, Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne, Henry Carey, James Hook, James Oswald1995Album
Harpsichord ConcertosThomas Arne, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Joseph Haydn / George Malcolm, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1994Compil.
Arias: Emma Kirkby Sings Mrs ArneGeorg Friedrich Händel • Thomas Arne - Emma Kirkby / The Academy Of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood1993Album
The Arnold Dolmetsch Years - Programme ThreeJohann Christoph Pepusch / Henry Purcell / Thomas Arne / Robert Woodcock1992Album
Six Favourite ConcertosThomas Arne - Paul Nicholson, The Parley Of Instruments1992Album
A Vauxhall Gardens EntertainmentCarl Friedrich Abel, Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, Charles Medlam, London Baroque, Emma Kirkby, Hiro Kurosaki, Nicholas Parle, Richard Gwilt1989Album
The Six Organ ConcertosThomas Arne - Roger Bevan Williams - Cantilena - Adrian Shepherd1988Album
Four SymphoniesThomas Arne - Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd1985Album
The Rococo StyleCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach, William Boyce, Thomas Arne, Johann Christian Bach, Anton Stamitz, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Luigi Boccherini1985Album
Sonate "La Sultane" / Sonate À La Marésienne / Concert In G / Klavecimbelconcert In G / Symfonie In BesFrançois Couperin, Marin Marais, Musica Antiqua Köln, John Stanley, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, English Concert1984Album
Recital At Wigmore HallYvonne Kenny, Lawrence Skrobacs - Thomas Arne / Franz Schubert / Richard Strauss / Francis Poulenc / Joaquín Rodrigo / Aaron Copland1984Album
Joan SutherlandGeorg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Arne, William Shield, Giovanni Bononcini, Giovanni Paisiello, Niccolò Piccinni, Joan Sutherland1981Compil.
Masters Of The Keyboard In EnglandWilliam Byrd / Giles Farnaby / John Blow / Matthew Locke / John Bull / William M. Babell / Thomas Arne - Harold Lester1980Album
Elisabeth SchwarzkopfElisabeth Schwarzkopf / Georg Friedrich Händel / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Ludwig van Beethoven / Richard Wagner / Carl Maria von Weber / Carl Loewe / Henry Purcell / Thomas Arne1980Compil.
Boyd Neel Conducts English String MusicBenjamin Britten, Sir Edward Elgar, Thomas Arne, Boyd Neel, Toronto Chamber Orchestra1979Album
Music In Eighteenth Century EnglandGeorg Friedrich Händel, Carl Friedrich Abel, John Frederick Ranish, Thomas Arne - Margarette Ashton, Peter Harrison, Marjorie Harmer, John Treherne1978Album
English MotetsWilliam Byrd, Thomas Tallis, William Parsons, Thomas Morley, Deering, Peter Philips, John Blow, Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne1977Album
Music For The VyneThe King's Musick, Henry VIII, Thomas Ford, William Lawes, Luis De Milán, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, Henry Purcell1976Album
SymphoniesThomas Arne, Samuel Wesley, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Kenneth Montgomery1976Album
Eight Harpsichord SonatasThomas Arne - Christopher Hogwood1974Album
Terre D'EspoirSir Edward Elgar / Thomas Arne1974Album
Eight OverturesThomas Arne - The Academy Of Ancient Music1974Album
L'Orgue AnglaisThomas Tallis / Orlando Gibbons / John Bull / Matthew Locke / John Blow / Henry Purcell / John Stanley / Thomas Arne / William Boyce / Thomas Thorley / John Travers / John Bennett - Susan Landale1972Album
Robert Tear Sings Handel, Arne, Boyce, HookRobert Tear, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, James Hook1970Album
Thomas And SallyThomas Arne, Northern Sinfonia, Simon Preston1970Album
Concerto In C Minor / Concerto In G MinorGeorge Malcolm, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach / Thomas Arne, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Director Sir Neville Marriner1968Album
Arne: Songs to Shakespeare PlaysThomas Arne, Brian Priestman, Wiener Akademie Kammerchor, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Maureen Forrester1964Album
Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 / 3 Symphonies In 8 PartsThomas Arne / William BoyceCompil.
Trois Concertos Pour Orgue (N° 4, 5 Et En Première Mondiale Le N° 6)Thomas Arne, Jean Guillou, Brandenburgisches Orchester Berlin, René KlopfensteinAlbum
Emma Kirkby Sings Handel, Arne, Haydn & MozartGeorg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Arne, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Emma Kirkby, The Academy Of Ancient Music, Christopher HogwoodCompil.
English Baroque Music Of The Handel EraFrancesco Geminiani, Thomas Arne, William BoyceAlbum
Judgement of Paris Overture / Abdelazar Suite / Fantasie No. 1 for StringsThomas Arne, Henry Purcell, William Byrd, The M-G-M Chamber Orchestra, Carlos SurinachAlbum
A Bouquet Of Baroque Concerti: Thomas Arne Organ Concerto In G Minor, No.5; Antonio Vivaldi Concerto In C Major For 2 Trumpets, Flute, Oboe, Cello, Harp, Organ, Harpsichord & Strings, Concerto In D Minor For Flute, Oboe, Cello, Harp, Organ, Harpsichord & Strings; John Stanley Two VoluntariesThomas Arne, John Stanley, Antonio VivaldiAlbum
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