Samuel Arnold (composer)

Samuel Arnold ( born August 10, 1740 in London, † October 12, 1802 ibid ) was an English composer.


Arnold received his education in the royal chapel vowel under Gates and Rares and has already gained by his first opera, The Maid of the Mill ( 1764) and the oratorio The Cure of Saul ( 1767) the lasting favor of the public.

It was 1783 royal court composer, in 1789 Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, 1793 organist at Westminster Abbey and died on 12 October 1802 in London.


Arnold has more than 40 operas and interludes written, all of which were noted approvingly, but his church compositions, including his seven oratorios, not equal in value.

His verdienstlichstes work was the Cathedral Music, a collection of the best ecclesiastical compositions English champion (1790, four volumes ), which was reissued in 1847 by Rimbault. Also an edition of Handel's works in 36 folio volumes procured Arnold, under the auspices of the King ( London 1786 ff ) appeared in magnificent sets.


  • Arnold, 3) Samuel. In: Meyers Lexicon. 4th edition. Volume 1, Bibliographical Institute, Leipzig 1885-1892, p 858
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  • Born in 1740
  • Died in 1802
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