Herman Darewski (17 April 1883 – 2 June 1947) was a British composer and conductor of light music. His most successful work was perhaps The Better 'Ole, which ran for over 800 performances in its original London production in 1917. Some of his songs became very successful in musical revues.
Born in Minsk, and musically trained in Vienna, he worked in London, for the first 15 years of the new century, as a composer of light songs, some of which were written for the new theatre form, revue. After the First World War, Darewski had a long career as a conductor of light music, both in London and at English coastal resorts.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 17th, 1883, Died June 2nd, 1947
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 102 - 1920
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
Notes: Brother of composer Max Darewski.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-15279||10-in.||10/16/1914||Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-15422||10-in.||11/24/1914||Tipperary medley one-step||Victor Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-15422||12-in.||12/14/1914||Tipperary||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-17417||10-in.||3/31/1916||Which switch is the switch, Miss, for Ipswich?||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-23506||10-in.||12/1/1919||If you could care||Frances Alda||Soprano vocal solo, with piano, bells, and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23896||10-in.||4/13/1920||If you could care||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||39664||10-in.||12/3/1914||Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers||Al Jolson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||78984||10-in.||2/19/1920||If you could care||Sascha Jacobsen||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||30336||12-in.||ca. Jan.-Mar. 1910||In the twi-twi-twilight||George Lashwood||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||37105||12-in.||ca. 1914||Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Columbia||49736||12-in.||1/19/1920||If you could care||Henry Burr ; Prince's Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||6691||12-in.||approximately 1915||California||Shirley Kellogg||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6692||12-in.||approximately 1915||Tulip song (Tulipland)||Shirley Kellogg||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6697||12-in.||approximately 1915||Vocal gems, pt 1||Columbia Revue Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6698||12-in.||approximately 1915||Vocal gems, pt 2||Columbia Revue Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6951||12-in.||approximately August 1916||Maid of the mist||Shirley Kellogg||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6952||12-in.||approximately 1916||Did you send me these beautiful flowers?||Shirley Kellogg||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||74043||12-in.||approximately 4/14/1920||My shy love||Thorpe Bates ; Gaiety Theatre Orchestra ; Nancie Lovat ; Arthur Wood||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||74045||12-in.||approximately 4/14/1920||If you only knew||Thorpe Bates ; Gaiety Theatre Orchestra ; Arthur Wood||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||74049||12-in.||approximately 4/14/1920||The guards brigade||Gaiety Theatre Orchestra ; Evelyn Laye ; Arthur Wood||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus||composer|
|Columbia||74050||12-in.||approximately 4/15/1920||The shop girl||Gaiety Theatre Orchestra ; Evelyn Laye ; Arthur Wood||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus||composer|
|Columbia||74119||12-in.||approximately 6/9/102||Is it fair?||Gaiety Theatre Orchestra ; Alfred Lester ; Arthur Wood||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||75299||12-in.||approximately September 1916||Razzle-dazzle selections, pt. 1||London Revue Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||75300||12-in.||approximately September 1916||Razzle-dazzle selections, pt. 1||London Revue Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||76247||12-in.||approximately September 1918||With a hey! and a ho!||C. Hayden Coffin ; London Pavilion Theatre Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Darewski, Herman," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.
Darewski, Herman. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.
"Darewski, Herman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.
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