Concertino for Harmonica and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 245a (1952)

Procession – Pastorale – Hora

Note: The original version of the concertino was written for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 245.

Solo: Harmonica

Orchestration: String Orchestra – 2perc-pn

Duration: 13 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

Larry Adler playing the Harmonica (photo dedicated to Marc Lavry)

Larry Adler playing the Harmonica (photo dedicated to Marc Lavry)

At the request of the world-renown Harmonica player, Larry Adler, Lavry made an adaptation of the solo flute part of the Concertino for Flute and Orchestra to harmonica. The musical piece was premiered on February 23, 1952 at the Ohel Shem Hall in Tel Aviv. Larry Adler then continued to play the Concertino around the world.

There Concertino includes three movements:

  • Procession – Allegro
  • Pastorale – Adagio
  • Hora – Vivo

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