Lawrence Wright  (1888-1964)
Last updated: 01.05.22
According to the Internet source given below, Lawrence Wright was born in Leicester, where his father had a shop selling sheet music and instruments. By the time he was 10 years old, he had already learned to play several musical instruments and helped on his father's music stall on Leicester Market. He set up his own music stall on the market when he was 16.
In 1906 he rented a shop at 29 Lower Conduit Street, and the Wright Music Company was established his first published hit was 'Don't Go Down The Mine, Daddy' by William Geddes and Robert Donnelly (1910). Success followed and, by 1912, Wright had established his music publishing business in Denmark Street, London. He eventually opened branches in Blackpool, Llandudno, Douglas, Isle of Man, and many other seaside towns.
As with so many of his contemporaries he was not averse to pseudonyms, he used Horatio Nicholls for many of his works.
Websites:
url15.gif Lawrence Wright (composer) Biography by wikipedia.org.  
Lawrence Wright  (1888-1964) has at least 2 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Blue Bird
Music by: Lawrence Wright.
Words by: W. David
Publisher: Lawrence Wright Music Co.
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Printed: 1921. Sheet Music.
b00a6c2se8_m.jpgCity of Laughter, City of Tears
Music by: Lawrence Wright.
Words by: W. David
Publisher: Lawrence Wright Music Co.
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Printed: 1920. Sheet Music 4 pages.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Come Along, Be One of the Boys Edison Blue Amberol: 23009 Stanley Kirkby
audioextmp315.gif Keep Straight Down the Road Edison Blue Amberol: 23051 Florrie Forde
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Are We Downhearted? No! (1914) L. Wright (music)
W. David (words)
Florrie Forde (perf.)
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pdf15.gif Delilah (1917) L. Wright (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Fate Valse (1919) L. Wright (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Heart of a Rose (1918), The L. Wright (music)
W. David (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I'd Build a World in the Heart of a Rose (1918) L. Wright (music)
W. David (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Kingdom Within Your Eyes (1919), The L. Wright (music)
W. David (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Somewhere in Some Corner of the World L. Wright (music)
W. David (words)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Wyoming Lullaby (1920) L. Wright (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 56 works by Lawrence Wright (1888-1964). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Come Along, Be One of the Boys 1913 Stanley Kirkby (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Keep Straight Down the Road 1913 Florrie Forde (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Are We Downhearted? No! 1914 W. David (words)
Florrie Forde (perf.)
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Dream of Delight, A 1916 Mabel Manson (perf.)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Light That Leads Me Home, The 1916 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Delilah 1917 as Horatio Nicholls  wvicon.gif
When God Gave You to Me 1917 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Heart of a Rose, The 1918 W. David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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I'd Build a World in the Heart of a Rose 1918 W. David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Night of Romance 1918 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Night of Romance - Song 1918 Worton David (words)  Pub.
Back From the Land of Yesterday 1919 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Dreams of Long Ago 1919 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Fate Valse 1919 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
For You a Rose, For Me a Memory 1919 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Kingdom Within Your Eyes, The 1919 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Sing Me a Song of the Morning 1919 David worton (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Somewhere in Some Corner of the World 1919 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
That Old Fashioned Mother of Mine 1919 W. David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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City of Laughter, City of Tears 1920 W. David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
God Gave Me Wonderful Dreams 1920 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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I'd Just Paint the Leaf of a Shamrock 1920 Worton David (words)
Talbot O'Farrell (perf.)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Lisp of a Baby's Prayer, The 1920 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Will You Love the Violets When You've Lost the Rose? 1920 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Wyoming Lullaby (w&m) 1920 as Gene Williams  Pub.
Blue Bird 1921 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Cuckoo's Call 1921 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Memory of a Song, The 1921 W. David (words)  Pub.
Omaha 1921 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Playthings 1921 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Silver Star, The 1921 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Tears of an Irish Mother, The 1921 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Masks and Faces 1922 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Rainbow 1922 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Sleepy Little Curly Headed Baby 1922 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
That's How the World Was Made 1922 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Arrawarra 1923 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Just Like a Thief 1923 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Romany Rose 1923 Worton David (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Sheba 1923 W. David (words)  wvicon.gif
Golden West, The 1924 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Sahara 1924 Mogens Dam (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Mignonette 1926 Ray Morelle (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Picador 1926 Ray Morelle (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
While the Sahara Sleeps 1926 Eddie Stamper (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Among My Souvenirs 1927 Edgar Leslie (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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It's Never Too Late to Love 1927 Harold Simpson (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Shepherd of the Hills 1927 as Horatio Nicholls  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Mistakes 1928 Edgar Leslie (words)
Grace &. Marie Eline (perf.)
as Horatio Nicholls
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My Inspiration Is You 1928 Edgar Leslie (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Amy 1930 Jos. Geo. Gilbert (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.
Say a Little Prayer For Me 1930 Joseph George Gilbert (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Kiss Me Goodnight 1931 Archie Gottler (words)
Morton Downey (perf.)
as Horatio Nicholls
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Here's Health Unto Our New King 1936 Edward Lockton (words)  wvicon.gif
You Are My Song Divine 1936  Pub.
When the King Goes Riding By 1937 Edward Lockton (words)
as Horatio Nicholls
 Pub.