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

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  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106880

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