Israeliana, Suite for Piano Solo, Op. 258c (1955)

Prelude – Flocks – Feast Dance – Hamsin (Heatwave) – Ancient Oriental Dance – Druze Dance Note: This version (Op. 258c) is for Piano Solo. Israeliana, Op. 258 is written for Symphonic Orchestra, Op. 258a is for Violin and Orchestra, and Op. 258b for Violin and Piano. Recording: Not yet available. A recording is available…

Shechora Ani (I am Black) for Soprano and Piano (From Song of Songs), Op. 137 (1940)

Note: Shechora Ani is an Aria from the Oratorio Song of Songs, Op. 137. Sivan Goldman Daniella Lugassy & Charles Spencer Live in Jerusalem Solo: Soprano Accompaniment: Piano Lyrics: Song of Songs, chapter 1, Verses 5-6 Duration: 2:30 minutes Additional details: email music@marclavry.org Lyrics Transliteration from Hebrew to English: Shechora ani venava bnot yerushalayim Ke’ohalei…

Tsror Hamor (A Sachet of Myrrh) for Soprano and Piano (From Song of Songs), Song, Op. 137 No. 9 (1940)

Note: Tsror Hamor is an Aria from the Oratorio Song of Songs, Op. 137. Video recording from the June 17, 2012 Salute to Marc Lavry Concert: Claire Meghnagi, Soprano Irena Friedland, Piano   Solo: Soprano Accompaniment: Piano Lyrics: Song of Songs Duration: 2:30 minutes Additional details: email music@marclavry.org Transliteration: Tsror hamor Dodi li, Bein shadai…

Tamar, Opera, Op. 276 (1958)

Opera in three acts Excerpts from the Opera Tamar, conducted by Marc Lavry around 1960: Aliza Levandovska, Mezzo Soprano Lucie Arnon, Soprano Mordechai Ben Shachar, Baritone Efrayim Wagner, Bass Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) A few arias were recently performed in the English, the…

Israeli Dances, Suite, Op. 204 (1946)

Shepherd Dance – Monotonous – Guards – Yemenite Dance – Hora – Debka A recording from the late 1940s: George Singer, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,2,-3,3,3,0-timp+3-hp,pn-str Duration: 20 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Israeli Dances was one of Lavry’s most popular compositions. It was performed by…

Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano, Op. 192 (1945)

Sher – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Hora Note: This version is for Violin and Piano. There are also versions for Piano Solo (Op. 190) and Violin and Orchestra (Op. 192a). Jacques Israelievitch Mischa Elman Listen to or buy on iTunes. Solo: Violin Accompaniment: Piano Duration: 9 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: A…

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 344 (1965)

Live concert at the YMCA Hall, Jerusalem, October 1966: Hanoch Tel-Oren, Flute Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Flute Orchestration: 1,1,1,1-2,2,1,0-timp+2-hp-str Duration: 21:40 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: This virtuoso, dazzling and sophisticated concerto includes 3 movements. The first movement is a lively Allegro, rhythmical and…

Al Naharot Bavel (By the Rivers of Babylon) for Symphonic Orchestra, Op. 33.1 (1939)

Note: This version (Op 33.1) was composed in 1939 for Symphonic Orchestra. Al Naharot Bavel Op. 33 was written earlier in 1935 for Chamber Orchestra. Marc Lavry (Conductor) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Orchestration: 1,1,1,1-4,0,0,0-timp+1-hp-str Duration: 14:00 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: In a 1939 interview for the Davar…

Al Naharot Bavel (By the Rivers of Babylon) for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 33 (1935)

Note: This version (Op. 33) was composed in 1935 for Chamber Orchestra. Al Naharot Bavel Op. 33.1 was later written in 1939 for Symphonic Orchestra. A recording from the Salute to Marc Lavry concert on June 17, 2012: Barak Tal, Conductor Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble Orchestration: String Orchestra Duration: 13:30 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage…

Song of Songs, Oratorio, Op. 137 (1940)

A 1962 recording: Nurit Goren, Soprano Shmaya Ashkenazi, Tenor Mordechai Ben-Shachar, Baritone Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Baritone Choir: Mixed Choir Orchestration: 2,2,eh,2,bcl,asx,2-4,3,3,1-timp+4-hp,pn-str Lyrics: Max Brod based on Song of Songs Duration: 75 minutes Publisher: The Marc…