Hans May

Hans May (11 July 1886 – 31 December 1958) was an Austrian-born film composer who went into exile in Britain after the Nazis came to power in his homeland, being of Jewish descent. May composed over a hundred film scores. He wrote a musical Wedding in Paris in 1954.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 1st, 1886 (Vienna), Died December 31st, 1958 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28006 10-in. 5/11/1923 Herrgott, am blühenden Neckarstrand Harry Steier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32789 10-in. 7/22/1925 Beim Rheinwein sollst Du mein sein Ivan Frank Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35706 10-in. 6/22/1926 Studentenlieder Manhattan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 pianos arranger  
Victor BVE-78861 10-in. 12/18/1933 My song goes 'round the world Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0B5821 10-in. 12/7/1933 My song goes round the world Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "May, Hans," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105704.

May, Hans. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105704.

"May, Hans." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105704


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