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Thomas Arne

Recordings

Thomas Arne. Overtures and Cantatas. Centaur CRC 3072 (1 CD, May 2011). Details. Mary Térey-Smith, Capella Savaria. Stefanie True, soprano; Zoltán Megyesi, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Thomas Arne. Artaxerxes (1762). Linn Records CKD 358 (2 CDs, January 2011). Details. Ian Page, Classical Opera Company. Artaxerxes: Christopher Ainslie, countertenor; Artabanes: Andrew Staples, tenor; Arbaces: Caitlin Hulcup, mezzo-soprano; Rimenes: Steven Ebel, tenor; Mandane: Elizabeth Watts, soprano; Semira: Rebecca Bottone, soprano. The recitatives and final chorus were lost in 1808 in the fire that destroyed the Theatre Royal. Ian Page has written substitute recitatives, and Duncan Druce has composed a new final chorus. A fine recording and performance! US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Dr. Thomas Arne & Friends - A Cheerful Collection. Songs and Sonatas from London's Pleasure Gardens. Barn Cottage Records bcr 003 (1 CD, 2010). Details. Julia Gooding, soprano. Passacaglia.
Thomas Arne. Solo Cantatas. Centaur CRC 2815 (1 CD, November 2006). Mary Térey-Smith, Capella Savaria. Mária Zádori, soprano; Timothy Bentch, tenor. Six English cantatas (1755) and "Advice to Chloe (1768). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Thomas Arne. Overtures. Chandos CHAN 0722 (1 CD 2006). Details. Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Thomas Arne. Artaxerxes (1762). Hyperion CDA 67051/2 (2 CDs 1995). Roy Goodman, Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman. Artaxerxes: Christopher Robson, countertenor; Artabanes: Ian Partridge, tenor; Arbaces: Patricia Spence, mezzo-soprano; Rimenes: Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor; Mandane: Catherine Bott, soprano; Semira: Philippa Hyde, soprano. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Thomas Arne. Alfred (excerpts). BBC Music. BBC MM58 (1 CD 1997). Nicholas Kraemer. Montague, Sears, Pierard, Padmore, Wallace, Holton.
Thomas Arne. Alfred. dhm 7560551314-2 (1 CD 1999). Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Jennifer Smith, Christine Brandes, David Daniels, Jamie McDougal. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Reissued on dhm 05472775292 in July 2007: DE

George Frideric Handel, Thomas Arne, J.F. Lampe. Arias: Emma Kirkby Sings Mrs. Arne. L'Oiseau Lyre 436 132-2 (1 CD 1993). Emma Kirkby, soprano. Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music. Includes the only (?) commercial recording of the overture to Handel's self-pasticcio, Alessandro Severo (HWV A13, 1738). My favorite among the arias is "Pretty warblers" from Lampe's 1733 English opera, Didone, with transverse flute in Siciliana rhythm. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued as part of a 2-CD set with Emma's disc of Mozart arias. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Handel, Abel, Boyce, Arne. A Vauxhall Gardens Entertainment. EMI Reflexe CDC 7 49799 2 (1 CD 1989). Emma Kirkby, soprano. Charles Medlam, London Baroque. Handel, Armida abbandonata (HWV 105), Sonata a 5, Organ concerto No. 13; Abel, Frena le belle lagrime; Boyce, Concerto grosso; Arne, cantata Delia. US | UK | FR | CA

Reissued as In Vauxhall Gardens on Virgin 5612902: US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Thomas Arne. Dr. Arne at Vauxhall Gardens. Hyperion A66237 (1 LP 1988) & CDA 66237 (1 CD). Roy Goodman, The Parley of Instruments. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Richard Morton, tenor. Eight cantatas. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Thomas Arne. Six Favourite Concertos. Hyperion CDA 66509 (1 CD 1992). Paul Nicholson, harpsichord and organ. Peter Holman, The Parley of Instruments. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Thomas Arne. Complete Trio Sonatas. Chandos CHAN 0666 (1 CD 2001). Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Thomas Arne. Eight Sonatas or Lessons for the Harpsichord. Accent ACC 21145 (1 CD 2002). Ewald Demeyere. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Thomas Arne. 8 Overtures. L'Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 503 (1 LP 1974). Reissued on CD as 436 859-2OH. Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music. UK | DE

Reissued as part of a 2-CD set in the British Music Collection, Decca 470 372-2 (2002). Details. The other CD is a collection of songs and arias, including some overlap with Emma Kirkby Sings Mrs. Arne. UK | DE | FR

Reissued as a single CD in September 2007. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Thomas Arne. Harpsichord Sonatas 1-8. L'Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 502 (1 LP 1974). Christopher Hogwood.

Books

John A. Parkinson. Thomas Arne: Master of a Scurvy Profession. 350 pages. Toccata Press 2008. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Eva Zöllner. English Oratorio After Handel: The London oratorio series and its repertory, 1760-1800. Details. "The extensive appendices include a complete list of all oratorio performances at the London theatres from 1760 to 1800 with vocal and instrumental soloists as well as a list of manuscript scores and contemporary editions." Tectum Verlag 2002. 365 pages. DE

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