Herman Darewski

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: 1910 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Notes: Brother of composer Max Darewski.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 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 C-15422 12-in. 12/14/1914 Tipperary Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-15422 10-in. 11/24/1914 Tipperary medley one-step Victor 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  
Brunswick 3897 10-in. approximately July 1920 If you could care Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 2841 10-in. Feb. 1914 When the lights are low Frederick J. Wheeler Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3433 10-in. 11/16/1914 Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3449 10-in. Nov. 1914 Make me the king of your heart Emory B. Randolph Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3688 10-in. 4/7/1915 Are we down hearted Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3690 10-in. 4/8/1915 My bugler boy Helen Clark Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4047 10-in. 8/18/1915 Which switch is the switch, Miss, for Ipswich? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 4089 10-in. 9/3/1915 If you can't sing the words you must whistle the tune Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4768 10-in. 6/6/1916 Sundial Helen Clark Contralto vocal solo, with orrchestra composer  
Edison 5719 10-in. 7/30/1917 When the lights are low Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5878 10-in. 11/12/1917 When you hear that raggy refrain Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6421 10-in. between 10/10/1918 and 10/23/1918 It's the girls that make the seaside Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7211 10-in. 3/11/1920 If you could care Leeta Corder Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone ak18721e 10-in. 12/19/1914 When we've wound up the watch on the Rhine Murray Johnson Male vocal solo, with vocal soloists, vocal chorus, and orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Darewski, Herman," accessed May 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.

Darewski, Herman. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.

"Darewski, Herman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 May 2021.

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