Henry Moncrieff Tennent
Henry Moncrieff Tennent (18 February 1879 – 10 June 1941),, also known as Harry Tennent, was a British theatrical producer, impresario and songwriter. From 1929 to 1933 he mentored Binkie Beaumont, having previously worked with him in Cardiff. When Tennent, already the general manager at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and a senior executive with Moss Empires, persuaded the boards of Moss Empires and of Howard & Wyndham to co-operate, in order the better to produce theatre drama, it was Tennent and Beaumont who became the chief executives of a new shared company H. M. Tennent Ltd. The largest and controlling shareholders were the Cruikshank family of Howard & Wyndham founded in Glasgow in 1895 and headquartered in Edinburgh .
Their first production at the Queen's Theatre in 1936 was a failure, but later that year they formalised their partnership as the production company 'H. M. Tennent Ltd', with offices on the top floor of the Globe Theatre (now the Gielgud), and went on to great success. On Tennent's death of a heart attack in 1941, Beaumont found he was unmentioned in Tennent's will, but nevertheless took over as managing director of the company.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 18th, 1879, Died June 10th, 1941
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1925
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-27596||10-in.||3/8/1923||If winter comes (Summer will come again)||Frances Alda||Soprano vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31046||10-in.||10/24/1924||When you and I were dancing||Jack Shilkret Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||9930-9932||10-in.||2/15/1923||If winter comes (Summer will come again)||Allen McQuhae||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||9974-9976||10-in.||2/23/1923||If winter comes (Summer will come again)||Allen McQuhae||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||10080-10082||10-in.||3/8/1923||If winter comes||Allen McQuhae||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||14477-14480||10-in.||12/15/1924||When you and I were dancing||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Edison||9925||10-in.||1/3/1925||When you and I were dancing||Nat Martin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tennent, Henry Moncrieff," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104989.
Tennent, Henry Moncrieff. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104989.
"Tennent, Henry Moncrieff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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