Samuel Arnold

(1740—1802) composer

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(b London, 1740; d London, 1802).

Eng. composer, conductor, and organist. Comp. of Chapel Royal from 1783; cond. Academy of Ancient Mus. from 1789; org. Westminster Abbey from 1793; composer to CG Th., proprietor of Marylebone Gardens. Comp. many popular operas, church mus., etc.; ed. Handel's works in 36 vols. and a supplement to Boyce's Cathedral Music in 4 vols. Comp. 4 numbers in pasticcio The Maid of the Mill (London, 1765) (based on Richardson's Pamela (1740–1).

Subjects: Music.

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