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Arne was also a Freemason, when Pope Clement XII had forbidden Catholics to be Freemasons in 1738, so that's a conundrum.
He became a great contributer to English stage music: Arne went on to compose such operas as "Rosamund" (1733), "Tom Thumb" (1733), "Comus" (1738), "Judith" (1761), "Artaxerxes the Great" (1763), "The Fairy Queen" (1771), and "Caractacus" (1775), as well as the oratorio "The Death of Abel" (1744), and "Four Symphonies" (1767).
Working for the Drury Lane Theatre in the 1740's, he also wrote incidental music for several Shakespeare plays, including "As You Like It", "Twelfth Night", "The Merchant of Venice", "The Tempest", "Love's Labour's Lost", and "Romeo and Juliet".
"The Masque of Althred" (1740), featuring "Rule, Brittania!
) consider that Thomas Arne, composer of the ultimate John Bull, "sun doesn't set on the British empire", patriotic tune, "Rule, Britannia!
" AND the British national anthem, "God Save the King/Queen" was a "Roman" Catholic in eighteenth century England.
The words for are by James Thomson: When Britain first, at Heaven's command Arose from out the azure main; This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sang this strain:"Rule, Britannia!In 1778, George III signed the first Catholic Relief Act, which removed some restrictions and required a new oath of loyalty.Because he was a Catholic, Arne could not obtain any royal posts or of course write for the Church of England.The link above is to a performance by Renee Fleming, an American opera singer, on September 11, 2010 (thus her waving the Stars and Stripes in remembrance of 9/11).
He was born on March 12, 1710 and died on March 5, 1778 (he is buried in St.
Paul's Church at Covent Garden, the so-called "Actors' Church" where he was also baptized.) This baptism and burial reflects the restrictions on Catholics dating from the penal laws passed during the reign of James Ist.