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: 102 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger

Notes: Brother of composer Max Darewski.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 97 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  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 97 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Darewski, Herman," accessed December 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.

Darewski, Herman. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880.

"Darewski, Herman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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