ERIC COATES (1886-1957): Orchestra: Sound and Vision, From the Countryside, Holborn, Moresque, Four Ways, Valse from The Three Bears, The Eighth Army, Voice and Orchestra: The Mill O' Dreams, Song of Summer, Your Name, Green Hills of Somerset, I Heard You Singing, The Fairy Tales of Ireland, Bird Songs at Eventide.
Catalogue Number: 05J109
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7198
Description: Although much less well-known today, Coates' songs numbered around 150 and, in his time, he was equally celebrated for these items which are in exactly the same cheeful, optimistic vein as his light orchestral works. First recordings of the songs in their original orchestration. No texts. Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), BBC Concert Orchestra; John Wilson.