Sunday, 6 December 2009

Eric Coates: London Bridge March on Pathe News

Recently I posted a short article about Eric Coates fine London Bridge March. The other day I came accross this superb Pathe Newsreel of this piece being condunted by the composer. At the start of the film,there are some fine shotsof the composer himself, sketching the score and looking out across London. He has the ubiquitious cigarette in his hand...

I need say no more - save this is an amazing piece of musical history.

Watch this film at Pathe News

1 comment:

Ron said...

Have you come across the 1944 feature on Coates, also in the Pathe archives?