The timeless songs of Welsh theatre composer Ivor Novello in archive recordings from 1917-50 by many of the original performers from his musicals.
Dark Music [Arc de Triomphe] - Elisabeth Welch with the Phoenix Theatre Orchestra, cond. Tom Lewis. Recorded December 1943
Deep in my Heart, Fold Your Wings (+ Trefor Jones, tenor) & When the Gypsy played [Glamorous Night] - Mary Ellis (soprano), Drury Lane Orchestra conducted by Charles Prentice, recorded June 1935.
Every Bit of Loving in the World - Frances Alda with the Victor Orchestra, cond. Josef A Pasternack;Charles Linton, celeste. Recorded December 1921.
Girl I Knew, The [Glamorous Night] - Elisabeth Welch with the Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra, cond. Charles Prentice. Recorded April 1935
Give Me Back my Heart [Symphony in Two Flats] - Peggy Wood (soprano) with the New Mayfair Orchestra, cond. Ray Noble. Recorded December 1929.
I Can Give you the Starlight & Waltz of my Heart [Dancing Years, The] - Gisele Preville with Chorus & Orchestra. Recorded c.April 1950
If you Only Knew [Crest Of The Wave] - Dorothy Dickson (soprano) with male chorus & the Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra, cond. Charles Prentice. Recorded September 1937
Keep the Home Fires Burning - Olive Gilbert with Chorus & Orchestra, cond, Ronnie Munro. Recorded October 1939 (under supervision of the composer)
Leap Year Waltz, The [Glamorous Night] - The Drury Lane Theatre orchestra, cond Charles Prentice. Recorded May 1939
My Dearest Dear [Dancing Years, The] - Mary Ellis (soprano) & Ivor Novello at the Piano. Recorded April 1939
Radiance in your Eyes, The - Reinhald Werrenrath & the Victor Orchestra, cond. Josef A. Pasternack, recorded c.1917
Scene from Act 1 [Murder in Mayfair] - Edna Best & Ivor Novello at the Piano. Recorded September 1934.
Shine Through my Dreams [Glamorous Night] - Trefor Jones (tenor) with the Drury Lane Theatre orchestra, cond Charles Prentice. Recorded June 1935
Thought Never Entered my Head, The [House that Jack Built, The] - Winnie Melville (soprano) & Derek Oldham (tenor) with the New Mayfair Orchestra, cond. Ray Noble. Recorded November 1929.
We'll Gather Lilacs [Perchance to Dream] - Muriel Barron & Olive Gilbert with Harry Acres and His Orchestra. Recorded April 1945