I have always been fond of Eric Coates' music, and of this particular march. I have often wondered why it is not heard more often - then on first reading I discovered that it is perhaps the most challenging of his marches to play on the organ!!
Coates(1886-1957) will always be associated with The British Broadcasting Corporation. His music epitomises an era of British History and his music was the sound track to that time. This piece was used as startup music to the new BBC TV channels from 1946-1958.
This is not gentle piece, but it suits the big Paramount well - speakers beware :-)