Samuel Arnold, Mus. Doct. Oxon.Organist and Composer to His Majesty's Chapels Royal.
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Samuel Arnold (1740-1802), the English composer and organist. It is believed that his mother was Princess Amelia. He began writing music for the theatre in 1764. A few years later he became director of music at the Marylebone Gardens. In 1783 he became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1793 he became organist at Westminster Abbey, where he was eventually buried. He is also known for producing the first collected edition of the works of Handel between 1787 and 1797, published in 180 parts.
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