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Thread #46861   Message #2894943
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
26-Apr-10 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: What songs for St. George's Day?
Subject: RE: What songs for St. George's Day?
The music for "Rule, Britannia" was written by the English composer Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778) and performed for the first time in his masque Alfred in the presence of Frederick Prince of Wales. The performance took place on the parterre of Cliveden House in 1740, which at that time, was leased to the Prince of Wales. The words were written by the Scottish pre-Romantic poet James Thompson (1700-1748) author of The Seasons (1726-30).

OK Allan, disnae bather me, and I didnae choose the list onyweys!