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24/96: Eric Coates / New SO - Coates. The Three Elizabeths / Four Centuries - Decca 1953

Eric Coates:
"The Three Elizabeths" - suite  (1944)  
1: Elizabeth Tudor  ~  2: Elizabeth of Glamis  ~  3: Queen Elizabeth - March

"Four Centuries" - suite  (1941)
1: Prelude and Hornpipe  ~  2: Pavane and Tambourin  ~  3: Valse  ~  4: Rhythm
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New Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Eric Coates 
Decca  ACL 164  (LK 4056)  1962 pressing/c.1957 matrices: ARL1539/40 -1Dr  Recorded: 3/4 February 1953  - West Hampstead Studios.
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  1. Thanks as ever, TE. Coates was a purveyor of high quality light music, much appreciated by Adrian Boult, and its good to have these available, just in time for HMQ's milestone.

    1. As distinct from 'Light Classical'....couldn't find an EMG / Record Guide review of Coates...
      Not heard Boult's Lyrita; but Kurt List's Vienna disc is nice - Reginalds Kilbey's CBSO is v.nice (the ESD reissue contains the original TWO matrices) - and Mackerras/LSO Columbia 33C has one track not later reissued
      Wasn't sure if this was still available on CD after the ASV (LP dub?); but it seemed reasonably appropriate - the 24/96 obviously has some extended cymbal fireworks...

  2. Wonderful recording under the composer. Outstanding light music performed with all required refinement. THX so much.

  3. Many thanks and regards from The Netherlands.
    Veel dank en groeten uit Nederland.


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