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The Noël Coward Music Index

APPENDIX 2b  (Music Sources)

PUBLISHED SHEET-MUSIC & VOCAL SCORES

(1) MISCELLANEOUS EARLY WORKS
Sheet-Music:

1a:  (The Story of) Peter Pan (words by NC and Doris Joel, music by Doris Joel)
      (included in Charlot’s Tails Up, 1918)
      publ. Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co., 1918
1b:  The Baseball Rag (music by Doris Joel)
      Publ. Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, 1919
1c:  Down With the Whole Darn Lot! (music by Melville Gideon)
      (included in The Co-Optimists, 1922)
      Publ. Francis, Day & Hunter, 1922
1d:  One Fine Day
      (Nora Bayes in variety, New Oxford Theatre, Sept. 1924)
      Publ. Francis, Day & Hunter, 1924

(2) LONDON CALLING (1923)
Sheet-Music:
2a: Carrie
2b: Other Girls
2c: Parisian Pierrot
2d: Prenez Garde, Lisette
2e: Russian Blues
2f:  Sentiment (music by Braham)
2g: Tamarisk Town 
2h: There’s Life In The Old Girl Yet
2j:  What Love Means to Girls Like Me
2k:  When My Ship Comes Home*
2l: You Were Meant For Me (by Sissle & Blake)
2m:  Piano Selection (Arr. Philip Braham): Contents:      
                        Prenez Garde, Lisette
                        Russian Blues
                        Ginger Up
                        Sentiment (Braham)
                        You Were Meant For Me (Sissle & Blake)
                        Other Girls
                        Parisian Pierrot
                        There's Life In The Old Girl Yet
                        Devon
(all the above publ. Keith Prowse & Co. Ltd (now EMI catalogue) 1923/*24)

(3) CHARLOT’S 1924 REVUE
Sheet-Music:
3a: Specially For You (Chappell)
3b: One Fine Day (FD&H)

(4) ON WITH THE DANCE (1925)
Sheet-Music:
4a: Come a Little Closer (music by Braham)
4b: Cosmopolitan Lady
4c: Couldn’t We Keep On Dancing? (music by Braham)
4d: First Love
4e: I’m So In Love
4f:  Ladybird
4g: Poor Little Rich Girl
4h: Piano Selection
(all the above publ. AH&C (now Warner/Chappell catalogue) 1925)
(4j:  Poor Little Rich Girl was also published as a swing piano arrangement by Billy Mayerl by AH&C in 1956.)

(5) CHARLOT’S 1926 REVUE
Sheet-Music:
5a: Poor Little Rich Girl
5b: Russian Blues
(5a & 5b published by Harms Inc., New York)

(All further publications were by Chappell & Co. from this date onwards)

(6) THIS YEAR OF GRACE! (1928)
All sheet-music items with the exception of * below were first published under the imprint ‘COCHRAN’S 1928 REVUE’ (as the show was called pre-London).  Later, the cover designs were changed, and the extra numbers published, along with the Vocal Score, all in the same new ‘This Year Of Grace’ design.

Sheet-Music:
6a (i & ii): Caballero
6b (i & ii): Dance, Little Lady
6c (i & ii): I’m Mad About You
6d (i & ii): Mary Make-Believe
6e (i & ii): A Room With A View
6f:  Teach Me To Dance Like Grandma*
6g (i & ii): Try To Learn To Love
6h: Piano Selection*

6j: Songs above also in published Vocal Score, which additionally contains:
Britannia Rules The Waves
Chauve Souris
English Lido
Finale (We’re All Stage-Hands)
It Doesn’t Matter How Old You Are
The Legend of the Lily
The Lido Beach
Little Women
Lorelei
Mothers’ Complaint
Waiting In a Queue

6k: A Room With a View was also sep. publ. as a sort of Piano Selection, arranged by Tony Lowry, which contains other tunes from the show.
6l: Teach Me To Dance Like Grandma was also sep. publ. as a ‘Novelty Dance’.

(7) Also sep.publ. (1928)
Sheet-Music:
7: The Dream Is Over

(8) BITTER SWEET (1929)
Sheet-Music:
8a: Dear Little Café (8af: Notre Petit Café)
8b: I’ll See You Again (8bf: Je Vous Reverrai)
8c: If Love Were All (8cf: Chanson de la Crevette)
8d: Kiss Me (8df: Abandonnée)
8e: Tokay (8ef: Tokay)
8f:  Zigeuner (8ff: Tzigane)

(The songs above were also published in France in 1931 under the imprint ‘Au Temps des Valses’, with new lyrics not by Coward, under the bracketed titles.)

8g: Songs above also in published Vocal Score, which additionally contains:
That Wonderful Melody
The Call of Life
If You Could Only Come With Me
Polka
What Is Love?
The Last Dance
Finale, Act I
Life In The Morning
Ladies of the Town
Waltz & Trio
Dance of Prater Girls
Bonne Nuit, Merci
Waltz
Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay
Alas! The Time Is Past
Green Carnation
Evermore And a Day

(9) PRIVATE LIVES (1930)
Sheet-Music:
9: Someday I’ll Find You

(10) C. B. COCHRAN’S 1931 REVUE
Sheet-Music:
10a: Any Little Fish
10b: City
10c: Half-Caste Woman

(11)  also sep.publ. (1931)
Sheet-Music:
11: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

(12) CAVALCADE (1931)
Sheet-Music:
12a: Lover Of My Dreams
12b: Twentieth Century Blues
12c: Piano Selection

(13) WORDS AND MUSIC (1932)
There were two editions of sheet-music imprints, one with black and white square lettering (matching the design of the published Vocal Score), and a second – or earlier? – version in grey-blue colouring and with larger, shaped lettering

Sheet-Music:
13a: Let’s Say Goodbye
13b: Mad About the Boy
13c: Something To Do With Spring
13d: The Party’s Over Now
13e: The Younger Generation
13f: Piano Selection

13 g:  Songs above also in published Vocal Score, which additionally contains:
Opening Chorus
Debutantes No.1
Let’s Live Dangerously
Children Of The Ritz (1)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (including Planters’ Wives)
Debutantes No.2
The Hall Of Fame
Journey’s End
Housemaids’ Knees
Fairy Whispers
Three White Feathers
Children Of The Ritz (2)
Ballets
The Wife Of An Acrobat
Midnight Matinée
Debutantes No.3

(14) also sep. publ. (1934)
Sheet-Music:
14a: I Travel Alone
14b: Most Of Ev’ry Day

(15) CONVERSATION PIECE (1934)
Sheet-Music:
15a: I’ll Follow My Secret Heart
15b: Nevermore
15c: Regency Rakes
15d: There’s Always Something Fishy About The French
15e: Valse (piano solo)
15f:  Piano Selection

15g:  Songs above also published in Vocal Score, which additionally contains:
Prologue
Brighton Parade
Charming, Charming
Dear Little Soldiers
The Gardens (1)
Prologue (Act II)
English Lesson
There Was Once A Little Village
Finale (Act II)
Melanie’s Aria (Plus De Coeur Discret)
Opening (Act III)
The Gardens (2)
Finale

(16) also sep.publ. (1935)
Sheet-Music:
16: Mrs Worthington

(17) TONIGHT AT 8.30 (1936)
Sheet-Music:
17a: Has Anybody Seen Our Ship (Red Peppers)
17b: Men About Town (Red Peppers)
17c: Play Orchestra Play (Shadow Play)
17d: Then (Shadow Play)
17e: We Were Dancing (We Were Dancing)
17f:  You Were There (Shadow Play)

(above also published in USA)

17g:  Vocal Score for Family Album, which contains:
Drinking Song (contains several sub-songs)
Princes And Princesses
Interlude(s), etc.
Music Box (2 discrete songs)
Hearts And Flowers
Finale

(18) OPERETTE (1938)
Sheet-Music:
18a: Countess Mitzi
18b: Dearest Love
18c: Operette
18d: The Stately Homes Of England
18e: Where Are The Songs We Sung?
18f:  Piano Selection

18g:  Songs above also published in Vocal Score, which additionally contains:
Prologue
Opening Chorus (The Model Maid)
Entrance of Countess Mitzi
Foolish Virgins
Melos (3 sections of instrumental links)
The Island Of Bolamazoo
Prologue (Act II)
My Dear Miss Dale (Letter Scene)
Sing For Joy (Letter Scene)
Finale

(19) SET TO MUSIC (1939)
Sheet-Music:
19a: I’m So Weary Of It All (copyrighted 1938)
19b: Never Again
(Chappell & Co. Inc., New York)

(20) ALL CLEAR (1939)
Sheet-Music:
20a: I’m So Weary of it All
20b: I Went to a Marvellous Party

(21) UP AND DOING (1941)
Sheet-Music:
21: London Pride

(22) WARTIME SONGS (1941-43)
Sheet-Music:
22a: There Have Been Songs in England (1941)
22b: Imagine the Duchess’s Feelings (1941)
22c: Could You Please Oblige Us With a Bren Gun (1941)
22d: We Are Living in a Changing World (publ. USA, 1941)
22e: Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To the Germans (1943)

(23) IN WHICH WE SERVE (1942)
23: Piano Selection (arranged by Elsie April)

(24) SIGH NO MORE (1945)
Sheet-Music:
24a: I Wonder What Happened To Him?
24b: Matelot
24c: Music Hath Charms (Hackforth)
24d: Never Again
24e: Nina
24f:  Sigh No More
24g: The Parting Of The Ways
24h: Wait A Bit Joe
24i:  Piano Selection (arranged by Robb Stewart)

(25) PACIFIC 1860 (1946)
Sheet-Music:
25a: Bright Was The Day
25b: I Saw No Shadow
25c: One, Two, Three
25d: This Is a Changing World
25e: Piano Selection (arr. Robb Stewart)

25f:  Songs above also published in Vocal Score, which additionally contains:
Opening Music
Family Grace
If I Were A Man
Uncle Harry
Letter Song
My Horse Has Cast A Shoe
I Wish I Wasn’t Quite Such a Big Girl
Ka Tahua (Samolan Song)
Invitation To The Waltz
His Excellency Regrets
The Party’s Going With A Swing
Birthday Toast
Make Way For Their Excellencies
Fumfumbolo
This Is a Night For Lovers
I Never Knew
Ship Scene Music
Come Back To The Island
Opening Music (Act III)
Gipsy Melody
Incidental Music
This Is The Night
Mother’s Lament
Pretty Little Bridesmaids
Toast Music
Wedding Chorus
Finale

(26) THE ASTONISHED HEART (1949)
26: Symphonic Suite for Piano

(27) ACE OF CLUBS (1950)
Sheet-Music:
27a: Chase Me Charlie
27b: Evening In Summer
27c: In A Boat, On A Lake, With My Darling
27d: My Kind Of Man
27e: Nothing Can Last For Ever
27f:  Sail Away
27g: This Could Be True
27h: Piano Selection

(28) THE LYRIC REVUE (1951)
Sheet-Music:
28: Don’t Make Fun of the Fair

(29) Also sep. publ. (1951/52)
Sheet-Music:
29a: Josephine (Ace of Clubs)
29b: Let’s Say Goodbye (Words And Music)
29c: There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner
29d: Time And Again (Cabaret Performances)
29e: Why Does Love Get In The Way? (Ace of Clubs)
29f:  World Weary (This Year Of Grace)

(30) THE GLOBE REVUE (1952)
Sheet-Music:
30: Give Me The Kingston By-Pass

(31) AFTER THE BALL (1954)
Sheet-Music:
31a: Sweet Day
31b: Light Is The Heart
31c: I Knew That You Would Be My Love
31d: Faraway Land
31e: Piano Selection (arr. Felton Rapley)

(32) TOGETHER WITH MUSIC (1955)
Sheet-Music:
32: Together With Music
(Chappell & Co. Inc., New York)

(33) LONDON MORNING (1959)
33: Piano Score

(34) THE GRASS IS GREENER (1960)
Sheet-Music:
34: Theme, for Piano

(35) Also sep.publ (1960)
Sheet-Music:
35: Come The Wild, Wild Weather (Waiting In The Wings)

(36) WAITING IN THE WINGS (1960)
36: A Folio of Songs, containing:
Waiting In The Wings
Champagne (Music by Norah Blaney)
Miss Mouse
Over The Hill
Come The Wild, Wild Weather
Oh Mister Kaiser

(This volume apparently only published in 1962)

(37) SAIL AWAY (1961)
Sheet-Music:
37a: Don’t Turn Away From Love
37b: Go Slow, Johnny*
37c: Later Than Spring*
37d: Sail Away*
37e: Something Very Strange*
37f:  This Is A Changing World (publ. only in New York)
37g: When You Want Me*
37h: Where Shall I Find Him*
37j:  Why Do The Wrong People Travel?*
37k: Piano Selection (arr. Paul & Rapley)

There were two series of sheet-music imprints, in New York (shiny paper) and subsequently in London (same design but non-shiny paper). 
37l: In the USA a ‘Vocal Selections’ was also published, which included extracts of the songs marked * above.

(38) THE GIRL WHO CAME TO SUPPER (1963)
Sheet-Music:
38a: Lonely
38b: Here And Now
38c: I’ll Remember Her
38d: I’ve Been Invited To A Party (published a bit later than the others)
38e: London Is A Little Bit Of Allright

(All published by Chappell & Co. Inc, New York)

(39) Posthumous sep. publ. (1978)
Sheet-Music:
39: There Will Always Be (written 1944)

 

 

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