Yom Huledet (Birthday), A Children’s Play in Three Scenes, Op. 240 (1951)

Track 1: Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret – 1978 recording:
      From the album Uga, Uga
      Voice: Ruhama
      Producer and arranger: Yurik Ben-David

Track 2: Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret – 1968 recording:
      From the album 51 Children Songs
      The Bet Hakerem School Children’s Choir, Jerusalem
      Producer and arranger: Roni Ozer

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir
  • Voice with Instrumental Ensemble

Lyrics: Yakov David Kamzon

Duration: 7:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Yom Huledet (Birthday) is a short play for children written by Yakov David Kamzon. Lavry composed 4 songs for the play:

  • Hayom Yom Huledet (Today is a Birthday)
  • Baruch Habah (Welcome In)
  • Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret (Here Comes the Orchestra)
  • Hey Nirkoda (Let’s Dance)

The complete text and music was published in Hebrew in the January 30, 1952 edition of the children’s magazine Davar Lyeladim.

The song Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret is still very popular and is a part of the children’s repertoire.

The children's play Yom Huledet (Birthday), with Marc Lavry's music, was published in the January 30, 1952 edition of Davar Lyeladim

The children’s play Yom Huledet (Birthday), with Marc Lavry’s music, was published in the January 30, 1952 edition of Davar Lyeladim

Lyrics:
(transliterated from Hebrew)

Hayom Yom Huledet (Today is a Birthday)
Hayom yom huledet!
Zeh hayom nagila
Venismecha bo.

Baruch Habah (Welcome In)
Baruch Haba, Baruch Haba,
Uvruchim kol habaim.

Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret (Here Comes the Orchestra)
Ba’a ba’a hatizmoret,
Tof, chalil umetziltayim.
          Boom, boom tra-la-la-li dzin dzin
Shir nagenu, shir zameru,
Gamadim machau kapayim!
          Boom, boom tra-la-la-li dzin dzin

Hey Nirkoda (Let’s Dance)
Hey nirkoda, hey nirkoda,
Hey netze’a bamachol.
Na’aloza gam nagila,
Venashir shirim bekol.

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