Variations for Choir and Orchestra (1956)

Variations for Choir and Orchestra - first page

Variations for Choir and Orchestra – first page

Recording: Not yet Available

Choir: Mixed Choir

Orchestration: pic,1,2/eh,2,2-2,2,1,0-timp+1-pn-str

Duration: 10:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed Variations for Choir and Orchestra for his choir, the Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir.) It is one of the compositions that Lavry forgot to add to his opus book and it was therefore never assigned an opus number. However, he signed and dated the the last page of the score as October 5, 1956.

Variations for Choir and Orchestra - last page

Variations for Choir and Orchestra – last page

The composition consists of eighteen short movements: Theme, 16 variations, and Finale. The entire choir sings in both the Theme and Finale. Variations I to VI present each voice, and the rest of the variations consist of different voice combinations.

Theme: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Variation I: Soprano
Variation II: Mezzo-Soprano
Variation III: Alto
Variation IV: Tenor
Variation V: Baritone
Variation VI: Bass
Variation VII: Mezzo-Soprano, Bass
Variation VIII: Soprano, Baritone
Variation IX: Alto, Tenor, Bass
Variation X: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Bass
Variation XI: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Bass
Variation XII: Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone
Variation XIII: Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Variation XIV: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Variation XV: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Variation XVI: Soprano, Tenor, Bass
Finale: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Like most of Lavry’s compositions, the Variations for Choir and Orchestra was performed and even recorded. The recording of this composition was unfortunately lost.

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