The 2nd Ivor Novello Awards were presented by the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain.  The awards were broadcast on BBC radio service Light Programme on 8th April 1957.  The programme included performances by The Stargazers, organist Harold Smart, Matt Monro, The Show Band Singers and Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra.

The Best Selling and Most Performed Song of the Year

My September Love – WINNER
Written by Tolchard Evans and Richard Mullan
Published by Sydney Bron

Out of Town
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Robin Beaumont
Published by Kassner Music

Most Outstanding Song of the Year, Musically and Lyrically

By the Fountains of Rome – WINNER
Written by Norman Newell and Mátyás Seiber
Published by Chappell

My Unfinished Symphony
Written by Milton Carson
Published by John Fields

The Year’s Outstanding Novelty Song

Lift Boy
Written by Ken Hare, Ron Goodwin and Dick James
Published by Sydney Bron

Nellie The Elephant – WINNER
Written by Ralph Butler / Peter Hart
Published by Dash Music

The Year’s Outstanding Composition in ‘Rhythm’ Style

Experiments with Mice
Written by Johnny Dankworth
Published by B.F. Wood

Itinerary of an Orchestra – WINNER
Written by Johnny Dankworth and Dave Lindup
Published by B.F. Wood

The Year’s Outstanding Light Orchestral Composition

The Westminster Waltz – WINNER
Written by Robert Farnon
Published by Chappell

Toyshop Ballet
Written by A.P. Mantovani
Published by Dash Music

The Year’s Outstanding Contribution to the Score of a Stage Play, Film, TV Programme or Radio Production

The March Hare – WINNER
Written by Philip Green
Published by David Toff

You Are My First Love
Written by Paddy Roberts and Lester Powell
Published by Grosvenor Music

Outstanding Personal Services to Popular Music

A P Mantovani


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