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Encyclopedia > Eric Coates

Eric Coates (August 27, 1886December 21, 1957) was an English composer of light music and a viola player. August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The viola is a stringed musical instrument which serves as the middle voice of the violin family, between the upper lines played by the violin and the lower lines played by the cello and double bass. ...

He was born in Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, the son of a doctor, and studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1906, receiving viola lessons from Lionel Tertis. From 1910 he played in the Queen's Hall Orchestra under Henry Wood, becoming principal violist in 1912. By the end of the 1910s he was concentrating entirely on composition, having been forced to give up the viola for medical reasons. He had an early success with the overture "The Merrymakers" (1922), but more popular was the London Suite (1933). The last movement of this, "Knightsbridge", was used by the BBC to introduce their radio programme "In Town Tonight". Location within the British Isles. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... The Royal Academy of Music is a music school in London, England and one of the leading music institutions in the world. ... St. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Lionel Tertis (December 29, 1876 - February 22, 1975) was a English violist and one of the first viola players to find international fame. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 - 19 August 1944) was a British orchestral conductor, the founder of the famous Promenade Concerts. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Events and trends Technology Gideon Sundback patents the first modern zipper Harry Brearley invents stainless steel Charles P. Strite invents first pop-up bread toaster Science Einsteins theory of general relativity Max von Laue discovers the diffraction of x-rays by crystals Alfred Wegener puts forward his theory of... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ...

Coates' music, with its simple and memorable melodies, proved particularly effective for theme music, and the BBC also used "Calling All Workers" (1940) as the theme for "Music While You Work"; "By the Sleepy Lagoon" (1930) is still used to introduce the long-running "Desert Island Discs". Coates is also well-known for his film score for The Dam Busters (1954); the title March is particularly famous. His songs, some with lyrics by Arthur Conan Doyle, are less well remembered. 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Desert Island Discs is a long running BBC Radio 4 programme. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... The Dam Busters is a 1954 British war film, set during World War II, and documenting the true story of the RAFs 617 Squadron, the development of the bouncing bomb, and Operation Chastise - the attack on the Ruhr dams in Germany. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930) is the British author of Irish descent most famously known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. ...

Coates' autobiography, Suite in Four Movements, was published in 1953. He died in Chichester having suffered a stroke. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Chichester Cross, in a circa 1831 illustration. ... A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted by occlusion (an ischemic stroke- approximately 90%of strokes) or by hemorrhage (a hemorrhagic stroke - approximately 10% of strokes). ...

Eric Coates was no relation to Albert Coates, the contemporary conductor and composer. Albert Coates (April 23, 1882 - December 11, 1953) was a British conductor and composer. ...



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