Ivor Novello

Born 15 January 1893. Died 6 March 1951
Ivor Novello
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1893-01-15
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Ivor Novello

Ivor Novello Biography (Wikipedia)

Ivor Novello (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), born David Ivor Davies, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.

He was born into a musical family, and his first successes were as a songwriter. His first big hit was "Keep the Home Fires Burning" (1914), which was enormously popular during the First World War. His 1917 show, Theodore & Co, was a wartime hit. After the war, Novello contributed numbers to several successful musical comedies and was eventually commissioned to write the scores of complete shows. He wrote his musicals in the style of operetta and often composed his music to the libretti of Christopher Hassall.

In the 1920s, he turned to acting, first in British films and then on stage, with considerable success in both. He starred in two silent films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Lodger and Downhill (both 1927). On stage, he played the title character in the first London production of Liliom (1926). Novello briefly went to Hollywood, but he soon returned to Britain, where he had more successes, especially on stage, appearing in his own lavish West End productions of musicals. The best known of these were Glamorous Night (1935) and The Dancing Years (1939).

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My life belongs to you
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My life belongs to you
Ivor Novello
Shine Through My Dreams (Glamorous Night)
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Shine Through My Dreams (Glamorous Night)
Ivor Novello
My life belongs to you
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My life belongs to you
Ivor Novello
Shine Through My Dreams From Glamourous Night
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Shine Through My Dreams From Glamourous Night
Ivor Novello
Keep the Home-Fires Burning
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Keep the Home-Fires Burning

Keep the Home-Fires Burning

Performer
Steven Isserlis (cello), Connie Shih (piano)
Ivor Novello
Overture - King's Rhapsody
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Overture - King's Rhapsody

Overture - King's Rhapsody

Orchestra
New World Show Orchestra
Ivor Novello
Keep the home fires burning
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Keep the home fires burning

Keep the home fires burning

Conductor
Josef Pasternak
Last played on
Ivor Novello
My life belongs to you from the musical 'The Dancing Years'
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My life belongs to you from the musical 'The Dancing Years'
Ivor Novello
Keep The Home Fires Burning
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Keep The Home Fires Burning
Ivor Novello
Keep The Home Fires Burning
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Keep The Home Fires Burning
Ivor Novello
I Can Give You The Starlight
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I Can Give You The Starlight
Ivor Novello
Fly home, little heart
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Fly home, little heart
Ivor Novello
The Dancing years - The Wings of sleep
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The Dancing years - The Wings of sleep
Ivor Novello
Gay's The Word - Finder Please Return
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Gay's The Word - Finder Please Return
Ivor Novello
Gay's The Word - On Such a Night as This
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Gay's The Word - On Such a Night as This
Ivor Novello
Gay's the Word - A Matter of Minutes
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Gay's the Word - A Matter of Minutes
Ivor Novello
King's Rhapsody - Fly Home, Little Heart
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King's Rhapsody - Fly Home, Little Heart
Ivor Novello
King's Rhapsody - Someday my heart will awake
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King's Rhapsody - Someday my heart will awake
Ivor Novello
Perchance To Dream - We'll gather lilacs
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Perchance To Dream - We'll gather lilacs
Ivor Novello
Perchance To Dream - Love is my reason
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Perchance To Dream - Love is my reason
Ivor Novello
Perchance To Dream - A Woman's heart
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Perchance To Dream - A Woman's heart
Ivor Novello
The Dancing Years - Overture
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The Dancing Years - Overture

The Dancing Years - Overture

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Cyril Ornadel Theatre Orchestra
Ivor Novello
The Dancing years - I can give you the starlight
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The Dancing years - I can give you the starlight

The Dancing years - I can give you the starlight

Orchestra
Michael Collins and his Orchestra
Ivor Novello
Rose of England
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Rose of England

Rose of England

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Orchestra
Michael Collins and his Orchestra
Ivor Novello
Careless rapture - Why is there ever goodbye?
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Careless rapture - Why is there ever goodbye?
Ivor Novello
Careless rapture - overture
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Careless rapture - overture
Ivor Novello
I Can Give You The Starlight
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I Can Give You The Starlight
Ivor Novello
Glamorous Night - The Girl I Knew
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Glamorous Night - The Girl I Knew
Ivor Novello
Glamorous Night (extract)
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Glamorous Night (extract)
Ivor Novello
Glamorous Night - When the Gypsy played
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Glamorous Night - When the Gypsy played
Ivor Novello
Glamorous Night - Her Majesty Militza
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Glamorous Night - Her Majesty Militza
Ivor Novello
Careless Rapture - The Bridge of Lovers
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Careless Rapture - The Bridge of Lovers
Ivor Novello
Careless Rapture - Music in May
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Careless Rapture - Music in May

Careless Rapture - Music in May

Singer
Patricia Bartlett
Orchestra
The New World Show Orchestra
Conductor
Ivor Novello
Careless Rapture - Love made the song I sing to you
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Careless Rapture - Love made the song I sing to you

Careless Rapture - Love made the song I sing to you

Singer
Patricia Bartlett
John Stoddart
Orchestra
The New World Show Orchestra
Conductor
Ivor Novello
Arlette
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Arlette
Ivor Novello
The Dancing Years - My dearest dear
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The Dancing Years - My dearest dear
Ivor Novello
Arlette
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Arlette
Ivor Novello
Keep the Home Fires Burning
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Keep the Home Fires Burning
Ivor Novello
Theodore & Co - Any old where
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Theodore & Co - Any old where
Ivor Novello
Theodore & Co - What a Duke should be
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Theodore & Co - What a Duke should be
Ivor Novello
Theodore & Co
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Theodore & Co
Ivor Novello
Keep the home fires burning
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Keep the home fires burning
Ivor Novello
Careless rapture - The Manchuko
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Careless rapture - The Manchuko

Careless rapture - The Manchuko

Orchestra
The New World Show Orchestra
Conductor
Ivor Novello
Glamorous Night
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Glamorous Night

Glamorous Night

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Orchestra
The New World Show Orchestra
Ivor Novello
We'll gather lilacs
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We'll gather lilacs
Mary Ellis
MY DEAREST DEAR (feat. Ivor Novello)
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MY DEAREST DEAR (feat. Ivor Novello)
Jeremy Northam
Why Isn't It You?
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Why Isn't It You?
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