Eric Coates
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1886-08-27
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Eric Coates

Eric Coates Biography (Wikipedia)

Eric Francis Harrison Coates (27 August 1886 – 21 December 1957) was an English composer of light music and, early in his career, a leading violist.

Coates was born into a musical family but, despite his wishes and obvious talent, his parents only reluctantly allowed him to pursue a musical career. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Frederick Corder (composition) and Lionel Tertis (viola), and played in string quartets and theatre pit bands, before joining symphony orchestras conducted by Thomas Beecham and Henry Wood. Coates's experience as a player added to the rigorous training he had received at the academy and contributed to his skill as a composer.

While still working as a violist, Coates composed songs and other light musical works. In 1919 he gave up the viola permanently and from then until his death he made his living as a composer and occasional conductor. His prolific output includes the London Suite (1932), of which the well-known "Knightsbridge March" is the concluding section; the waltz "By the Sleepy Lagoon" (1930); and "The Dam Busters March" (1954). His early compositions were influenced by the music of Arthur Sullivan and Edward German, but Coates's style evolved in step with changes in musical taste, and his later works incorporate elements derived from jazz and dance-band music. His output consists almost wholly of orchestral music and songs. With the exception of one unsuccessful short ballet, he never wrote for the theatre, and only occasionally for the cinema.

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Television March
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Television March
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At The Dance (From Summer Days Suite)
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At The Dance (From Summer Days Suite)
Eric Coates
Knightsbridge
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Knightsbridge
Eric Coates
By the Sleepy Lagoon
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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Eric Coates
Music Everywhere 'Rediffusion March'
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Music Everywhere 'Rediffusion March'

Music Everywhere 'Rediffusion March'

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Orchestra
New London Orchestra
Conductor
Eric Coates
Calling All Workers (Worker's Playtime' Theme Tune)
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Calling All Workers (Worker's Playtime' Theme Tune)
Eric Coates
By the Sleepy Lagoon
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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Eric Coates
London Suite: III. Knightsbridge (March)
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London Suite: III. Knightsbridge (March)
Eric Coates
Rise up and Reach the Stars
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Rise up and Reach the Stars
Eric Coates
I heard you singing
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I heard you singing
Eric Coates
I pitch my lonely caravan
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I pitch my lonely caravan
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Sleepy Lagoon
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Sleepy Lagoon
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Covent Garden (London (London every day) suite)
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Covent Garden (London (London every day) suite)
Eric Coates
London Suite (London Everyday)
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London Suite (London Everyday)
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Ballad for strings
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Ballad for strings
Eric Coates
Dancing Nights
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Dancing Nights

Dancing Nights

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Conductor
John Wilson
Eric Coates
The Jester at the Wedding
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The Jester at the Wedding
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Overture "The Merrymakers"
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Overture "The Merrymakers"
Eric Coates
Oxford Street March
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Oxford Street March
Eric Coates
Concert Waltz 'Footlights'
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Concert Waltz 'Footlights'
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Sleepy Lagoon (extract)
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Sleepy Lagoon (extract)

Sleepy Lagoon (extract)

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Orchestra
Eric Coates and his Orchestra
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By the Sleepy Lagoon ('Desert Island Discs' Theme Tune)
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By the Sleepy Lagoon ('Desert Island Discs' Theme Tune)
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Covent Garden (London Suite)
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Covent Garden (London Suite)
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Calling All Workers
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Calling All Workers
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The Three Elizabeths - suite; No 2: Spring Time in Angus (Elizabeth of Glamis)
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The Three Elizabeths - suite; No 2: Spring Time in Angus (Elizabeth of Glamis)
Eric Coates
Cinderella: A Phantasy
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Cinderella: A Phantasy
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The Dambusters - March
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The Dambusters - March

The Dambusters - March

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Ensemble
The Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment
Conductor
Lt Tom Rodda
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Eric Coates
London Suite (Knightsbridge - March)
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London Suite (Knightsbridge - March)
Eric Coates
London Suite: Covent Garden (Tarantelle)
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London Suite: Covent Garden (Tarantelle)
Eric Coates
THE FORSYTHE SAGA
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THE FORSYTHE SAGA
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London Suite, Knightsbridge: March
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London Suite, Knightsbridge: March
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Westminster (London Suite)
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Westminster (London Suite)
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Calling All Workers
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Calling All Workers
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The Dam Busters
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The Dam Busters
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Mayfair (London Again)
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Mayfair (London Again)
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Dambusters March
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Dambusters March
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Bird Song at Eventide
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Bird Song at Eventide
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Knightsbridge March
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Knightsbridge March
Eric Coates
Summer Afternoon: Idyll
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Summer Afternoon: Idyll
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The Dam Busters March
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The Dam Busters March
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Sound and vision (ATV march)
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Sound and vision (ATV march)
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Proms 1956: Prom 25
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Royal Albert Hall
1956-08-18T18:39:49
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Aug
1956

Proms 1956: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1954: Prom 37
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Royal Albert Hall
1954-09-04T18:39:49
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Sep
1954

Proms 1954: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1940: Prom 33
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Queen's Hall
1940-09-17T18:39:49
17
Sep
1940

Proms 1940: Prom 33

Queen's Hall
Proms 1934: Prom 25
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Queen's Hall
1934-09-08T18:39:49
8
Sep
1934

Proms 1934: Prom 25

Queen's Hall
Proms 1930: Prom 13
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Queen's Hall
1930-08-23T18:39:49
23
Aug
1930

Proms 1930: Prom 13

Queen's Hall

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