Mi Anachnu? (Who Are We?), Song, Op. 261 No. 3 (1956)

Track 1: Variation for choir
Recorded April 15, 1956
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Variation for Coloratura Soprano and Choir sung by Hanna Aharoni
Recorded April 9, 1956
Hanna Aharoni, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra
  • Voice, Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
Lavry composed many marches that honored the military and the young state of Israel. It was a patriotic era.
The words of lyricist Avraham Broides, with whom Lavry wrote many songs, describes the strength of the new state both in words and in melody.
Lavry made an arrangement of this song especially for singer Hanna Aharoni who has a unique range of four octaves.

Lyrics: Mi Anachnu? (Who Are We?) / Avraham Broides
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)
Ani, Ata vehu vahi
Midan ve’ad eilat
Mi anachnu? Mi Kulanu?-
Chayalei mishlat.

Ani, Ata vehu vahi
Bederech kfar va’eer.
Mi anachnu? Mi Kulanu?-
Gdud ivri tza’ir.

Ani, Ata vehu vahi
Likrat oyev vatzar.
Mi anachnu? Mi Kulanu?-
Sela hamivtzar.

Ani, Ata vehu vahi
Imanu ba go’el
Mi anachnu? Mi Kulanu?-
Tzva bet israel!

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