This march was written in 1954, just before he received a request to do a
filmscore about air raid on German Dams. He lent the score to the film. Search Amazon.com for Coates 'Dam Busters
Eric Coates (27 August 1886 – 21 December 1957) was an English composer of light music and a viola player. Eric Coates was born in Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, the son of a doctor, and studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1906, receiving viola lessons from Lionel Tertis. From 1910 he played in the Queen's Hall Orchestra under Henry Wood, becoming principal violist in 1912. He died in Chichester having suffered a stroke and was cremated at the Golders Green Crematorium. His son, Austin Coates (1922-1997), was a writer who lived much of his life in Asia. Eric Coates was not related to Albert Coates, the contemporary conductor and composer.
Wikipedia | Search Amazon.com for Eric Coates