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|Work Title||The Masque of Alfred|
|Composer||Arne, Thomas Augustine|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ITA 21|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1740|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||voices, mixed chorus, orchestra|
According to Wikipedia, "In its original form, Alfred contained only seven musical numbers, including the famous patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!" With successive additions, Arne significantly expanded the music, and the final version was an all-sung opera in three acts. Today, the third and final version of the work is the one that is most often performed."