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ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

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Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
March: Calling all workers
Eric Coates
'Calling all workers '-first broadcast at the end of August-is dedicated to all workers by its composer, famous for the Knights-bridge March from his London Suite which did so much to make the fortune of ' 'In Town Tonight'.
Eric Coates has recorded that since the war he has been inundated with letters and telephone calls from all kinds of people, urging him to write a patriotic song, but he felt unable to get down to anything. Then his wife, who goes out day and night on Red Cross work, said to him : 'Why don't you write a workers' march ? After all, we are all workers, from Cabinet Ministers to road-sweepers '. So he got his inspiration.

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Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone
Unknown: Eric Coates
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