Lionel Monckton: Soldiers in the Park
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Alan Titchmarsh's Great British Discovery
9. Lionel Monckton: Soldiers in the Park
Monckton was one of the most popular composers of British musical comedies in the Edwardian era. This rousing march comes from his 1898 hit show, A Runaway Girl, which tells the story of an Englishwoman who joins a group of musicians in Italy (who are really bandits).