In the early days of ITV, the regions had pieces of music that they played at the start of each day's transmissions. Eric Coates composed some of these, including Sound and Vision for ATV. Does anyone know that title of the piece that Granada TV used to play? It could be another Eric Coates one but I'm not sure. Offers?
The original Granada start up music from 1956 was the "Granada March" by Tony Lowrie (some references say "Lowry". I've been trying to find a recording of it for years without success, and it also seems impossible to discover anything about Tony Lowrie. I can hum the tune though. Sometime in the late 1960s, they started using Sir William Walton's "Prelude for Orchestra", and it's this piece which many people think is the original Granada start up music. "Prelude" is readily available on CD or from iTunes.