Shir Ahava (Love Song), Op. 231 (1950)

Track 1: Soprano and Orchestral Accompaniment:
     Francis De Bossy, Soprano
     Alexander Tarsky, Conductor
     Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Tracke 2: Soprano and Piano Accompaniment:
     Gila Yaron, Soprano
     Zvi Zemel, Piano

Solo: Soprano

Accompaniment: Piano
Note: Shir Ahava was written originally for Soprano and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Soprano and orchestral accompaniment.

Duration: 2:42 minutes

Lyrics: Moshe Yaacov Ben-Gavriel

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis: Every year, Kibbutz Afikim by the Sea of Galilee, celebrates the Shavuot holiday. The celebration consists of the “First Fruit“ celebration as well as reading the story of “Ruth” from the Bible.
In 1950, The Kibbutz commissioned Lavry to write incidental music to Moshe Yaacov Ben-Gavriel’s lyrics. Lavry also conducted the concert that was performed in the fields by the Kineret (The Sea of Galilee).

Transliteration:
Levavcha, kereach nichoach
Hatzaf al pnei mayim rabim,
Uvishchor ma’amakehem
Nishkafim kochvei hashamayim,
Kochvei hamidbar beleil kayitz,
Kereach besamim tovim
Ba’ah elay ahavato,
Al kanfei haru’ach
Ba’aviv – hamidbar,
Vata’af el meromei kochavim bashamayim,
Sham chavru nishmoteinu mikedem beterem noladu.

One Response to Shir Ahava (Love Song), Op. 231 (1950)
  1. Doron Yodan
    October 15, 2014 | 6:53 am

    This is my mother singing. She lives in Holland.

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