Gary Bertini, Conductor
Track 2: Hora for soprano and instrumental accompaniment:
An arrangement Marc Lavry made especially for singer
Hanna Aharoni who has a unique range of three octaves:
Hana Aharoni, Soprano
Dov Navon, Conductor
Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:
- A-Capella Choir
- Choir and Orchestra
- Soprano and Instrumental Accompaniment
Duration: 1:24 minutes
Hora for A Capella Choir: Mifalei Tarbut by Modan Publishing House
Hora for Choir and Orchestra: The Marc Lavry Heritage Foundation
Hora for Soprano and Instrumental Accompaniment: The Marc Lavry Heritage Foundation
The song’s lyrics consist of two words only – “Hora Nirkoda” – which literally means “let’s dance the Hora.” Listening to the song one can clearly feel the Hora dance in the rhythm of the composition.
The song, which became very popular as soon as it debuted, was choreographed into a folk dance and is still frequently danced in Israel in celebrations such as weddings and folk dance events.