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b Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, 27 August 1886
d Chichester, 23 December 1957, aged seventy-one

He began violin lessons at the age of six and then took up the viola, playing in amateur orchestras. In 1906 he entered the Royal Academy of Music and studied viola under Tertis. After gaining experience in theatre orchestras, he played viola in the major British symphony orchestras. As a composer, he concentrated on writing light music.

1911 (25)

Miniature Suite for orchestra

1915 (29)

From the Countryside, suite

1919 (33)

Summer Days, suite

1922 (36)

Joyous Youth, suite

The Merrymakers, overture

1925 (39)

The Selfish Giant, fantasy

1926 (40)

The Three Bears, fantasy

1927 (41)

Four Ways, suite

1929 (43)

Cinderella, fantasy

1932 (46)

The Jester at the Wedding, ballet

From Meadow to Mayfair, suite

1933 (47)

Two Symphonic Rhapsodies

London Every Day, suite

1935 (49)

The Three Men, suite

1936 (50)

London Again, suite

1937 (51)

Springtime, suite

1938 (52)

The Enchanted Garden, ballet

1942 (56)

Four Centuries, suite

1944 (58)

The Three Elizabeths, suite

1955 (69)

The Dam Busters, film score

Coates also wrote about 100 songs, many marches, etc.

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