Novello, Ivor - Dancing Years & King's Rhapsody highlights - CD




Highlights from 2 of the greatest West End hits by Welsh composer Ivor Novello (1893-1951), reissued on CD by Naxos Nostalgia in 2005.

The Dancing Years: Recorded 11/4/1939. Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra conducted by Charles Prentice. With singers Olive Gilbert, Roma Beaumont, Dunstan Hart & Mary Ellis, & Ivor Novello (piano)

Leap Year Waltz

My Life Belongs to You

The Wings of Sleep


My Dearest Dear

Waltz of my Heart

I Can Give You the Starlight

Three Ballet Tunes

King's Rhapsody: Recorded 3/10/1949. Studio chorus & Harry Acres Orchestra conducted by Harry Acres. With singers Olive Gilbert, Vanessa Lee, Phyllis Dare, Larry Mandon & Denis Martin, & Ivor Novello (narrator)

Someday My Heart Will Awake

Take Your Girl

Fly Home, Little Heart

The Mayor of Perpignan

The Gates of Paradise

Mountain Dove

If This Were Love

The Violin began to Play

Muranian Rhapsody

Coronation Scene & Finale