The Merrymakers Overture / Summer Days Suite / From Meadow to Mayfair Suite / The Three Elizabeths Suite / The Three Bears Phantasy / etc

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ERIC COATES
The Merrymakers Overture / Summer Days Suite / From Meadow to Mayfair Suite / The Three Elizabeths Suite / The Three Bears Phantasy / etc
New Philharmonia Orchestra / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

[ Lyrita / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 1 April 2007

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"This is one of those albums for when one is depressed. It cannot help but lift the spirits and bring a smile to the face. What made Boult's conducting so convincing in lighter English music is that he was affectionate but not sentimental. He always kept the pulse moving forward, emphasising structural strength. It's often the difference between enjoying and wallowing. Terrific fun.”
(Editor's Choice Gramophone May 2007)

"Boult's Coates and Boult's marches. Surprises in both and stacks of character"
(MusicWeb February 2007)

"A great issue that tidies up a few loose ends. Not a CD to rush out to buy, but certainly one that all lovers of Eric Coates' music and admirers of Sir Adrian Boult's conducting and personality will insist on having in their collection. Of course music enthusiasts of a certain age will already have the vinyl originals in their collection – but it is great to have this available in CD format."
(MusicWeb April 2007)

"This is one of those albums for when one is depressed. It cannot help but lift the spirits and bring a smile to the face. What made Boult's conducting so convincing in lighter English music is that he was affectionate but not sentimental. He always kept the pulse moving forward, emphasising structural strength. It's often the difference between enjoying and wallowing. Terrific fun.”
(Editor's Choice Gramophone May 2007)

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Tracks:

The Merrymakers Overture (1923)
Summer Days Suite (1919)
From Meadow to Mayfair Suite (1931)
The Three Elizabeths Suite (1944): 3. March 'Queen Elizabeth'
The Three Bears Phantasy (1927)
March 'The Dambusters' (1954)
Children’s March 'Over the Hills and far away' (Grainger)
Marche Caprice (Frederick Delius)
Hamlet: Funeral March (William Walton)
The Wasps: March past of the kitchen utensils (Vaughan Williams)
Soirées Musicales: March (Rossini/Britten)
Suite in E flat Op.28 No.1: March (Holst)