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The City Atlas (1889) by Sidney Starr (1857-1925)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the Massey Collection of English Painting, 1946
Track(s) taken from CDA66868
Recording details: December 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 2 minutes 57 seconds

Coronation Scot
composer
1938; signature tune for the 'Paul Temple' detective series

Coronation Scot  [2'57]

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One of the outstanding British theatre composers of the twentieth century, Vivian Ellis (1903–1996) is known primarily for shows such as Mister Cinders (1928) and Bless the Bride (1947). Following in the musical footsteps of a grandmother composer and violinist mother, he took up the piano before concentrating on popular song composition for the theatre. Later he also entered the field of ‘mood’ music. It was in 1938, while travelling by train between his homes in Somerset and London, that he conceived his portrayal of a steam train in full flight, Coronation Scot. Its popularity came about when it was chosen as the signature tune for radio’s ‘Paul Temple’ detective series.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

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