Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp, Op. 348 (1966)

Shepherds – Prayer – Dance

Recording: Listen to or buy on Amazon or iTunes.

Instruments: Flute, Viola, Harp

Duration: 12 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

The three-movement Suite Concertante is a perfect example of Lavry’s ability to convey the different facets of Israeli music.

  • Shepherds – Allegro: The theme of the first movement is based on the composer’s song Shir Roim (A Shepherd Song). It is pastoral and project a naive mood.
  • Prayer – Andante : The second movement is lyrical and intimate. In this section the composer cleverly depicts a conflict between the traditional Jewish prayer melody, in minor mode, and the optimistic new Israeli music, in major.
  • Dance – Vivo: The third movement, which is also based on Lavry’s original song Machol (Dance), is a rhythmical, humorous and energetic movement.

The composition was commissioned in 1966 by Trio Leandro of South Africa.



Music of Remembrance Fall Concert: Until When?
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, WA.
Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp will be performed by:
Zart Dombourian-Eby, Flute
Susan Gulkis Assadi, Viola
Valerie Muzzolini, Harp
Tickets and additional information are available at the Music of Remembrance site.

Salute Concert to Marc Lavry
June 17, 2012 8:30PM concert at the Enav Center in Tel-Aviv
Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp will be performed by
Margalit Gafni, Flute
Avi Sarid, Viola
Efrat Lavry, Harp

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