Eric Coates

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    All Creation SingEric Coates
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    Music Everywhere (Rediffusion Television)Eric Coates
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    Calling All Workers Coates (Music While You Work)Eric Coates
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    By the Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Island Discs)Eric Coates

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        Respectfully known as the "king of light music,"Eric Coates was one of England's greatest composers. A prolific writer, Coates wrote pieces for orchestras, chamber groups, and solo pianists. In addition to penning more than 160 ballads, he composed numerous instrumental settings for the poetry of William Shakespeare and other British poets. His many radio themes included the theme of the popular BBC radio show Calling All Workers, which aired four times a day, five days a week. ... Read more

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