PERCHANCE TO DREAM



Composer: Ivor Novello
Lyricist: Ivor Novello

Opened: April 21, 1945, Hippodrome Theatre, London
Performances: 1022


Curtsy To The King:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. 78/Decca F-8532 (Roma Beaumont with the London Hippodrome Orchestra conducted by Harry Acres) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
3. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)
4. Marilyn Hill Smith Sings Ivor Novello, CD/Chandos CHAN 6677 (Marilyn Hill Smith with Gordon Langford, piano, and the Chandos Concert Orchestra conducted by Stuart Barry)


Elopement:

1. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


Finale (Poor Lonely Mortals):

1. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


Glo-Glo:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


Highwayman Love:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. 78/Decca K-1132 (Olive Gilbert and Male Chorus with orchestra conducted by Hary Acres) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
3. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)
4. The Best Of Noel Coward And Ivor Novello, Pye Golden Guinea (M) GGL 0173 (Peter Knight, his two pianos and His Orchestra)


Love Is My Reason:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. 78/Decca F-8531 (Muriel Barron with Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
3. Ivor Novello Highlights, 10"/World Record Club S1 (Vanessa Lee and Bruce Trent with Westminster Festival Orchestra conducted by John Gregory) [reissued on The Famed Songs Of Noel Coward And Ivor Novello, Dot (M) DLP 3047]
4. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)
5. The Best Of Noel Coward And Ivor Novello, Pye Golden Guinea (M) GGL 0173 (Peter Knight, his two pianos and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
6. Ivor Novello's Music Hall, Westminster (S) WST-14134 (Eric Johnson and his Orchestra)
7. Harry Secombe Sings The Songs Of Ivor Novello, Philips (S) SBL7812 (Harry Secombe and Myrna Rose with orchestra and chorus directed by Wally Stott)
8. John Hanson Sings The Music Of Ivor Novello, Philips (M) BL 7654 (John Hanson with orchestra and chorus directed by Johnny Arthey)
9. Ivor Novello: His Greatest Songs, His Master's Voice (S) CSD 1263 (Ivor Emmanuel and Julie Bryan with the Rita Williams Singers and Michael Collins and his Orchestra) [reissued on The Dancing Years/King's Rhapsody, CD/EMI Classics For Pleasure 3 35985 2]
10. A Tribute To Ivor Novello, CD/Music For Pleasure EMI 7 81488 2 (Richard Tauber with orchestra conducted by Henry Gheel)
11. Glamorous Nights/Careless Rapture, CD/EMI Classics For Pleasure 3 35986 2 (Moira Anderson with Robin Stapleton & His Orchestra)
12. My Lovely Day With Lizbeth Webb: The Champagne Soprano, CD/EMI LWCD01 (Lizbeth Webb with orchestra conducted by Jack Payne)
13. Marilyn Hill Smith Sings Ivor Novello, CD/Chandos CHAN 6677 (Marilyn Hill Smith with Gordon Langford, piano, and the Chandos Concert Orchestra conducted by Stuart Barry)
14. The Musicality Of Novello, CD/JAY CDJAZ 9011 (Mary Hegarty with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards)
15. Wartime: 140 Original Hits, CD/EMI 9060912 (Betty Carless and Jack Payne)
16. Let's Dance, CD/EMI (Victor Silvester and His Ballroom Orchestra)


The Meeting:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


Overture:

1. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


The Path My Lady Walks:

1. 78/Decca rejected (Dunstan Hart with orchestra conducted by Harry Acres)


This Is My Wedding Day:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. 78/Decca F-8531 (Muriel Barron with Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]


Triumph Of Spring:

1. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


Victorian Wedding:

1. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


We'll Gather Lilacs:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. 78/Decca K-1132 (Muriel Barron and Olive Gilbert with Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
3. 78/Columbia DB-2964 (Olive Gilbert with orchestra conducted by Philip Green) [reissued on Stars Of British Stage & Screen, CD/Vocalion CDEA 6100]
4. 78/Columbia 36954 (Buddy Stewart with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Chronological Gene Krupa And His Orchestra 1945-1946, CD/Classics 1231]
5. 78/Majestic 7178 (Ray and the Gang with Ray McKinley and His Orchestra)
6. 78/Decca 23510 (Bing Crosby with Camarata and His Orchestra) [reissued on The Chronological Bing Crosby, Vol. 41: 1945-46, CD/Jonzo)
7. 78/Victor 20-1809 (Stuart Foster with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
8. 78/Capitol 248 (Jo Anne Ryan and Quartet with Alvino Rey and His Orchestra)
9. Ivor Novello Vocal Gems, 78/HMV C-3522 (Olive Gilbert)
10. 10"/Parlophone-Odeon (M) PMB 1009 (Richard Tauber with orchestra conducted by Henry Greehl) [reissued on A Tribute To Ivor Novello, CD/EMI Classics For Pleasure 3 35985 2]
11. Ivor Novello Highlights, 10"/World Record Club S1 (Vanessa Lee and Bruce Trent with orchestra conducted by John Gregory) [reissued on The Famed Songs Of Noel Coward And Ivor Novello, Dot (M) DLP 3047]
12. 45EP/His Master's Voice 7EG 8353 (Vanessa Lee with Geoff Love and His Orchestra)
13. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)
14. Ivor Novello's Music Hall, Westminster (S) WST-14134 (Eric Johnson and his Orchestra)
15. Harry Secombe Sings The Songs Of Ivor Novello, Philips (S) SBL7812 (Harry Secombe and Myrna Rose with orchestra and chorus directed by Wally Stott)
16. John Hanson Sings The Music Of Ivor Novello, Philips (M) BL 7654 (John Hanson with orchestra and chorus directed by Johnny Arthey)
17. My Secret Heart: The Music Of Ivor Novello And Noel Coward, London (M) LL 1703 (Hilde Gueden with Stanley Black, his Orchestra and Chorus)
18. Ivor Novello: His Greatest Songs, His Master's Voice (S) CSD 1263 (Marion Grimaldi and the Williams Singers with Michael Collins and his Orchestra)
19. Show Time Special, EMI (S) CSD 3642 (The George Mitchell Minstrels with orchestral accompaniment directed by George Mitchell)
20. Love Duets From Theatreland, EMI Encore (M) ENC 210 (Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth with the New Mayfair Orchestra conducted by Jack Byfield) [reissued on We'll Gather Lilacs: The Songs Of Ivor Novello, CD/ASV CD AJA 5396]
21. Julie Andrew Sings, RCA Victor (S) LSP-1681 (Julie Andrews with orchestra conducted by Irwin Kostal) [reissued as CD/BMG 35025]
22. The Dancing Years/King's Rhapsody, CD/EMI Classics For Pleasure 3 35985 2 (Marion Grimaldi with Michael Collins & His Orchestra)
23. Glamorous Nights/Careless Rapture, CD/EMI Classics For Pleasure 3 35986 2 (Moira Anderson with Robin Stapleton & His Orchestra)
24. Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546 (Peter Yorke and His Concert Orchestra)
25. Stage Musicals: Strike Up The Band, CD/Larrikin D24103 (Marie Collier)
26. Marilyn Hill Smith Sings Ivor Novello, CD/Chandos CHAN 6677 (Marilyn Hill Smith with Gordon Langford, piano, and the Chandos Concert Orchestra conducted by Stuart Barry)
27. The Musicality Of Novello, CD/JAY CDJAZ 9011 (Valerie Masterson and Gillian Knight with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards)
28. My Secret Heart, CD/RCA 63508 (Ben Heppner)
29. 1946 Live!, CD/ Jazz Hour 1039 (Gene Krupa and His Orchestra)
30. Soprano In Red, CD/Silva America 6008 (Lesley Garrett)
31. From The Heart, CD/Silva America 3602 (Lesley Garrett)
32. As Time Goes By, CD/Independent Record 1393 (Celia Lipton)
33. Mantovani: The Singles Collection, CD/Universal International 544166 (Mantonvani and His Orchestra)
34. The Fabulous Mr. Phillips, CD/EMI 5820332 (Sid Phillips)
35. First Lady Of The Ballroom, CD/Pearl 7092 (Josephine Bradley and Her Orchestra)
36. Myfanwy, CD/Music For Pleasure 6027 (Morriston Choir)
37. An English Songbook, CD/Chiaroscuro 377 (John Bunch)
38. Yours Presents: We'll Meet Again, CD/Mixed Repertoire (Jack Payne and Jane Lee)
39. Time To Dance, CD/EMI (Joe Loss and His Orchestra)
40. Very Annie Mary, CD/Universal Soundtrack 461877 (unknown performer)
41. Time To Remember 1946, CD/Arabesque (Geraldo and His Orchestra)
42. Jaye & Kaye: Life Long Friends, CD/DJ & K Productions 95320 (Jaye P. Morgan)
43. Great Songs From Great Britain, CD/Jump Records 1226 (Keith Ingham, Bob Reitmeier, and John Von Ohlen)
44. Between Ourselves: A British Musical Songbook, CD/Must Close Saturday Records MCSR3025 (Dominic Ashworth)
45. Maple Leaf Rag, CD/GHB Records 391 (Roger Bell)
46. Women With Standards, CD/Slam 403 (Shirley Kent)
47. Chas & Dave's Street Party, CD/Cleveland International 1025 (Chas & Dave)
48. Hinge & Bracket, CD/EMI 5286042 (Dr. Evnade Hinge)
49. Travels With My Piano, CD/BBC Music SM 1939 (Steve Ross, piano and voice)
50. A Lot Of Liviní, CD/ArtSound 0002 (Gery Scott)
51. Something Familiar! Something Peculiar!, CD/Move MCD 086 (Tania de Jong and Jonathan Morton with musical direction by David Ashton-Smith)
52. Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain, CD/Reprise 9 45219-2 (Frank Sinatra with orchestra conducted by Robert Farnon)
53. The Night They Invented Champagne, CD/Prosody Records CP 68806 (Craig Rubano)
54. Valley Of Song, CD/WestEnders VOS1 (unknown singer with muiscal direction by Adam Morris)
Radio transcriptions performed by Jeannie McKeon with the Roy Bargy Orchestra and Louise Carlyle with The Music Of Manhattan conducted by Norman Cloutier are also known to exist.


When The Gentlemen Get Together:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)
3. The Organ Genius, CD/X5 (Nigel Ogden)


A Woman's Heart:

1. 78/Decca K-1133 (Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
2. 78/Decca F-8532 (Muriel Barron with Ivor Novello, piano, and Harry Acres and His Orchestra) [reissued on Shine Through My Dreams, CD/Memoir CDMOIR 546]
3. Perchance To Dream, Columbia/Studio 2 TWO250 (unknown performer with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods)


Unrecorded Material:

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