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|
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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