Eric Coates: The Merrymakers - A Miniature Overture
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Alan Titchmarsh's Great British Discovery
39. Eric Coates: The Merrymakers - A Miniature Overture
Initially titled A New Year's Overture, this high-spirited piece was completed in January 1923. At the time Coates was in an exuberant mood, living in a flat at the top of his wife's parents' house, looking down onto a wide, tree-lined road where the birds sang all day. A delightful miniature masterpiece.