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  • We ll gather Lilacs. Perchance to Dream Ivor Novello.
  • Perchance to Dream - Guide to Musical Theatre



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There is no entry for Ivor Novello in the massive 1231-page Cambridge Guide to Theatre , which is surprising since Novello was a national favourite in British theatre from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Born in 1893 he died at the early age of 58. His funeral in 1957 drew huge crowds. The Pathé newsreel of the crowds can be seen on YouTube.

He is best known for his musicals ( Glamorous Night , The Dancing Years , King’s Rhapsody ) rather than his plays and film roles; though he did act the lead in the Alfred Hitchcock silent classic, The Lodger .

In his day Novello was one of the biggest box office attractions, the epitome of glamour, and famous for his beauty and profile. He became a household name when he wrote Keep the Home Fires Burning , one of the most memorable songs of World War 1. He caught the nation’s mood once again in 1945 with We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring , the hit song in Perchance to Dream and forever identified with Olive Gilbert.

This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after 1922, plus renewal or "restoration" under the GATT/TRIPS amendments), nor in the EU and those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, it is public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and in other countries (China, Japan, S. Korea) where the copyright term is life+50 years.

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