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 17, 1883, Died June 2, 1947
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 102 - 1920
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger
Notes: Brother of composer Max Darewski.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 101 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.||approximately 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||6426||12-in.||approximately 1914||Business as usual, vocal gems, part 1||Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.]||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6427||12-in.||approximately 1914||Business as usual, vocal gems, part 2||Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.]||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6448||12-in.||approximately 1915||Rosy rapture waltz||Haydn Orchestra [studio orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6449||12-in.||approximately 1915||Beauty chorus march||Haydn Orchestra [studio orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6450||12-in.||approximately 1915||Rosy rapture selections||Haydn Orchestra [studio orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6451||12-in.||approximately 1915||The Gaby fot trot||Haydn Orchestra [studio orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6458||12-in.||approximately 1915||Sister Susie's marrying Tommy Atkins||Jack Norworth||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6462||12-in.||approximately 1915||Which switch is the switch||Jack Norworth||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6463||12-in.||approximately 1915||Sally from Calais||Jack Norworth||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6464||12-in.||approximately 1915||Safe in our wardrobe||Gertrude Lang ; Jack Norworth||Vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6465||12-in.||approximately 1915||When I'm with you||Gertrude Lang ; Jack Norworth||Vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6466||12-in.||approximately 1915||Beauty chorus||Gertrude Lang||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6475||12-in.||approximately 1915||Same sort of mother||Gertrude Lang ; Jack Norworth||Vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6486||12-in.||approximately 1915||Chinatown, my Chinatown||Shirley Kellogg||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Darewski, Herman," accessed December 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.
Darewski, Herman. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.
"Darewski, Herman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 December 2023.
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