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|Work Title||8 Overtures in 8 parts|
|Alternative. Title||EIGHT OVERTURES in 8 Parts, Four for Violins, Hoboys, or German Flutes AND Four for Violins, French Horns, &c. with a Bass FOR THE VIOLONCELLO & HARPSICORD|
|Composer||Arne, Thomas Augustine|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||2 oboes (flutes), 2 horns (trumpets), strings, continuo|
According to Grove Music, "Arne's sets of instrumental music are similarly diverse in style. In the Eight Overtures in 8 Parts (1751), nos.3 and 5 are italianate works in the fast–slow–fast pattern, while the others are broadly cast as French overtures, starting with an introduction in dotted rhythms and a fugue. Nos.3, 7 and 8 come from Henry and Emma (1749 setting), Comus and The Judgment of Paris respectively, though it is likely that they are all theatrical in origin."