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Eric Coates

Eric Coates (arr. Gerrard Williams)


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Subtitle: London Every Day


General Info

Year: 1933 / 1934
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.95


Movements

I. Covent Garden
2. Westminster (Meditation)
3. In town To-night (Knightsbridge March) – 4:40


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This suite, subtitled London Every Day, is Eric Coates' best known work and describes three areas of London. The first, Covent Garden, is a fast tarantella. The second, Westminster (Meditation) is a slow movement. The final section In Town To-night, is subtitled Knightsbridge March. That title is from the Knightsbridge section in London, where the Royal Guards’ barracks and stables are located.

After hearing a recording of the suite, Eric Maschwitz of the BBC began using the Knightsbridge March as the signature tune for the long-running Saturday night program, In Town Tonight.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 8 April 2018 (College Park, Md.)


Works for Winds by this Composer


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