- A Celebration of Ivor Novello(75 mins)
- Keep The Home Fires Burning(3 mins)
- Glamorous Night(6 mins)overture
- Glamorous Night(4 mins)Fold Your Wings
- Crest Of The Wave(3 mins)Why Isn't It You
- The Dancing Years(3 mins)I Can Give You The Starlight
- The Dancing Years(4 mins)My Life Belongs To You
- King's Rhapsody(2 mins)Muranian Rhapsody
- The Dancing Years(4 mins)My Dearest Dear
- King's Rhapsody(3 mins)Someday My Heart Will Awake
- King's Rhapsody(4 mins)The Violin Began To Play
- Glamorous Night(4 mins)Shine Through My Dreams
- Pray For Me(3 mins)
- Crest Of The Wave(3 mins)Love Made The Song
- We'll Gather Lilacs(4 mins)
About this event
Remember such time-honoured favourites as ‘We’ll gather lilacs’? Tonight we acknowledge that patriotic First World War plea to ‘keep the home fires burning’ in a tribute to a silent-movie actor, West End playwright, composer and star of a string of stage musicals hugely popular in their day.
Ivor Novello, the most consistently successful composer of British musicals before the advent of Andrew Lloyd Webber, nowadays tends to be unjustly neglected. Sir Mark Elder is a committed advocate, as is tonight’s master of ceremonies, Simon Callow.
There will be no interval.
Sophie Bevan soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Simon Callow narrator
Sir Mark Elder conductor