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Eric Coates

Eric Coates

Eric Coates


Eric Coates (1886-1957) was an English composer, primarily of light music, including much film music. Born on the 27th August 1886 in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, Coates belonged to a musical family. He studied at the Royal Academy before playingthe viola under Henry Wood's baton in the Queen's Hall Orchestra. Chronic pain forced him to give up playing the viola, and he concentrated on his considerable powers as a composer. Much of his music is still well-known Read more on Last.fm
Eric Coates (1886-1957) was an English composer, primarily of light music, including much film music. Born on the 27th August 1886 in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, Coates belonged to a musical family. He studied at the Royal Academy before playingthe viola under Henry Wood's baton in the Queen's Hall Orchestra. Chronic pain forced him to give up playing the viola, and he concentrated on his considerable powers as a composer. Much of his music is still well-known, such as the theme of the film The Dambusters, "The Dam Busters March", the signature tune of Radio Four's Desert Island Discs, "By the Sleepy Lagoon", and the BBC's Music while You Work signature tune(1940-1967) "Calling All Workers". Coates died on the 21st December 1957. Read more on Last.fm.

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church in hucknall notts.where iwas baptised is right next door to birthplace of eric coates.his father was the local doctor who signed the death certifi cates of my grandparents on my fathersside.the school i attended was directly opposite the house where he lived in later life with his family before he became famous and moved to london.
by roy sherrard 2011-06-01 04:06:26
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