Eric Coates - The Merrymakers Overture • Summer Days Suite • From Meadow to Mayfair Suite • The Three Elizabeths Suite • The Three Bears Phantasy • March 'The Dambusters'
Marches by Grainger, Delius, Walton, Vaughan Williams, Rossini & Holst

New Philharmonia Orchestra *
London Philharmonic Orchestra **
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.246
UPC/EAN: 5020926024626
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 63.08
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1 - 4, 7: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 9 November 1976, Producer: James Walker, Engineers: Stanley Goodall, Malcolm Hogg
Tracks 5, 6, 8 : Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 6 December 1976, Producer: James Walker, Engineers: Stanley Goodall, Malcolm Hogg
Track 9: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 10 August 1973, Producer: Michael Woolcock, Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Tracks 10, 12, 14, 15: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 13 November 1973, Producer: James Mallinson, Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Track 11: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, 15 August 1973, Producer: Michael Woolcock, Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Track 13: Recorded at Kingsway Hall


"... Thereís no disputing the step-up in class when one turns to Boultís famous selection, which radiates a tingling spontaneity and beaming affection that are very special ... A joyous tonic indeed Ė they donít make íem like this any more!" Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, May 2007 Click here to read the full review

"When Boult recorded Coates it was nevertheless a surprise in many quarters. He had recorded English marches before ... but Coates in general was seen as outside his fach, more for Kilbey and Groves ... Boultís Coates and Boultís marches. Surprises in both and stacks of character ..." Rob Barnett, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review

"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 Coatesí music and admirers of Sir Adrian Boultís conducting and personality will insist on having in their collection ..." John France, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review

"This is a fine restoration though I can hardly pretend that I admire these more thoughtful and nostalgic Coates performances more than the live ones of the previous year ... But if you accept that this Lyrita constitutes a mellower and beautifully recorded collection than you will certainly not be disappointed ..." Jonathan Woolf, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review


1 The Merrymakers Overture (1923) * Eric Coates 4.41
Summer Days Suite (1919) * Eric Coates 11.33
2 1. In a Country Lane 2.46
3 2. On the Edge of the Lake 3.49
4 3. At the Dance 4.58
From Meadow to Mayfair Suite (1931) * Eric Coates 8.19
5 1. In the Country 3.32
6 3. Evening in Town 4.47
The Three Elizabeths Suite (1944) * Eric Coates 5.12
7 3. March 'Queen Elizabeth' 5.12
8 The Three Bears Phantasy (1927) * Eric Coates 9.44
9 March 'The Dambusters' (1954) ** Eric Coates 4.02
10 Childrenís March 'Over the Hills and far away' ** Percy Grainger 3.35
11 Marche Caprice * Frederick Delius 3.23
12 Hamlet: Funeral March ** William Walton 4.44
13 The Wasps: March past of the kitchen utensils * Ralph Vaughan Williams 3.04
14 Soirťes Musicales: March ** Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Benjamin Britten) 1.28
15 Suite in E flat Op.28 No.1: March ** Gustav Holst 3.00