Zemer (Tune), Song, Op. 225 no. 1 (1950)

The song Zemer (Tune) is also known as “Night over Mount Gilboa” and by it’s first line “Lo Orchat Gmalim”.

A historic recording from the late 1950’s:
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Orchestra
  • Choir with Orchestra
  • Voice, Choir with Orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham Shlonsky
See lyrics in Hebrew

Duration: 3:30

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Like many of Marc Lavry’s popular songs, Zemer has reached the status of Israeli folks song. It is sung to date by individual singers, choirs, singing-groups, in concerts, as well as informal singing gatherings.

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