The Seven Seas

Coates Eric | Wilson John

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Eric Coates - "The Seven Seas", March (1937)
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Eric Francis Harrison Coates (27 August 1886 – 21 December 1957) was an English composer of light music and, early in his career, a leading violist. Please support my channels: "The Seven Seas" March (1937) (Later re-titled “South Wales & West”) Dedication: To my friend John M'Kellar Robertson BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Wilson. The Seven Seas, Coates' 1937 March, was inspired by a trip down the Clyde on a friend’s tug boat, Seven Seas (Coates’ only march in 6/8 time). When Coates recorded it it was one of the few times he removed material from a march in a recording session. The dedictee was Robertson, John McKellar, C.B.E., J.P. Extract from Who’s Who 1938: ROBERTSON, John McKellar, C.B.E. 1937; O.B.E. 1932; V.D.; J.P. Partner in Ship owning firm of William Robertson b Glasgow 20 May 1883, Educ.: Glasgow High School, Glasgow University, France. Joined RNVR 1910; Captain, 1928; C.O. East Scotland Division 1928; C.O. Clyde Division 1930; RNVR, ADC 1930-33 Retired List 1937; served European War 1914-19; Hon. President Glasgow and District Naval Association; traveled extensively. According to inscription on silver napkin ring, Served on following: HMS Africa 1910 HMS Excellent 1912 R N Barracks Portsmouth 1913 HMS Superb 1913 Clyde Examination Service Aug 1914 - Apr 1915 HMS Excellent Apr 1915 - May 1915 HMS Conquest June 1915 - April 1917 Admiralty April 1917 Demobilized Feb 1919 HMC Claverhouse Aug 1924 - June 1928 East Scottish Division June 1928 - Feb 1930 Clyde Division Feb 1930 Recreations: Yachting, shooting, music. Clubs: Travellers, Caledonian; Western, Glasgow; Caledonian United Services, Edinburgh. M 1 Florence Gwendolen Holdsworth 1919 M 2 Alice Mary Jean McLean [nick-name Goldie] (Mrs. Stewart) daughter of a minister of paisley abbey married on board the HMS Carrick 1935 (Previously named the City of Adelaide) Alice had 3 sons and a daughter from her previous marriage. One of her sons, second son WAMB, William Alastair Maclean Beardmore Stewart married Judy (Judith), Peter’s sister.