Comus (Arne, Thomas Augustine)

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Publisher. Info. London: William Smith, n.d.(ca.1740 ). See RISM A 1745
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Arranger Harry Edward Wall (1871-1941)
Publisher. Info. Cramer's Library of Organ Music by British Composers, Set 5 No.8
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General Information

Work Title Comus
Alternative. Title The Masque of Comus
Composer Arne, Thomas Augustine
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
First Performance. 1738-03-04 in London. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Librettist John Dalton (1709-1763), after John Milton (1608–1674)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: 2 sopranos, mixed chorus
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon
2 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo
Mss Sources Mss score, 18th century (GB-Lbl, Add. 11518)
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Locations Selections also in 6 Songs (Nos.1-2)

Misc. Comments

  • The only singing parts are the 2 soprano parts, but there are other non-singing roles.
  • The chorus, as per Wikipedia, is the "Assorted spirits, revelers in Comus's pleasure crew, etc."