Daliat El Carmel, Rhapsody, Op. 314 (1961)

Mendi Rodan, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bcl,2,cbn-4,3,3,1-timp+3-hp,pn,cel-str Note: In 1961 Lavry wrote the composition for pic,2,2,eh,3,3-2,2,1,0-timp+1-hp-str. In 1962 he re-orchestrated it for a full symphonic orchestra. Duration: 18:00 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: After a visit to the Druze village, Daliat EI Carmel, Marc Lavry wrote…

Israeli Country Dances, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 230 (1952)

Opening – Procession – Mountain Folk – The Amorous Shepherd – The Shepherdess – Polka – Peasant’s Dance – In the Valley – Debka – Hora Finale Note: This version is for Orchestra. There is also a short version for piano solo that includes five of the ten dances – Israeli Country Dances, Suite for…

Shir Ahava (Love Song), Op. 231 (1950)

Track 1: Soprano and Orchestral Accompaniment:      Francis De Bossy, Soprano      Alexander Tarsky, Conductor      Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Tracke 2: Soprano and Piano Accompaniment:      Gila Yaron, Soprano      Zvi Zemel, Piano Solo: Soprano Accompaniment: Piano Note: Shir Ahava was written originally for Soprano and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Soprano and…

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is that of the popular song. There is also Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song. A historic recording from September 4, 1958: Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition: Voice and Orchestra Voice and Piano…

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), A Cappella, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for an A Cappella Choir. There are also a versions for Voice and Piano, Voice and Orchestra and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song. Performed by: Ronen Borshevsky (Conductor) The Oratorio Choir Choir: Mixed Choir Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz Duration: 3:50 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage…

Sacred Service, Oratorio, Op. 254 (1954)

Excerpts from Sacred Service conducted by Marc Lavry, 1959: Joshua Zohar, Baritone Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Listen to or purchase on iTunes or Amazon. Note: See also Excerpts of Sacred Service for Children’s Choir, Cantor and Organ Solo: Baritone (Cantor) Narrator Choir: Mixed…

Kukia, Variations, Op. 186 (1946)

A historical live concert at the YMCA Hall in Jerusalem on September 24, 1963: Sergio Comissiona, Conductor Haifa Symphony Orchestra Note: The variation for Piccolo, Tuba and Woodwinds are from a November 2010 recording by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra with conductor Garlo Goldstein. Orchestration: pic,1,1,1,1-2,2,1,1-timp+2-hp-str Duration: 25 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis:…

Queen Esther, Oratorio, Op. 279 (1959)

(We apologize for the sound quality – this is an amateur recording by a member of the audience) Excerpts from a live concert at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California. Performers: Leona Gordon, Soprano; Cantor Josef R. Cycowski, Baritone; Desire Ligeti, Baritone; Leonard Wechs, Tenor; Dr. Howard Thurman, Narrator; Marc Lavry, Conductor; The…

Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp, Op. 348 (1966)

Shepherds – Prayer – Dance Recording: Listen to or buy on Amazon or iTunes. Instruments: Flute, Viola, Harp Duration: 12 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The three-movement Suite Concertante is a perfect example of Lavry’s ability to convey the different facets of Israeli music. Shepherds – Allegro: The theme of the first…

Israeli Country Dances, Suite for Piano, Op. 230p (1952)

Procession – Mountain Folk – The Amorous Shepherd – The Shepherdess – Polka Note: This version is for Piano Solo that includes five of the ten dances in the orchestral version – Israeli Country Dances for Orchestra, Op. 230. Pianist Alan Sternfeld for Psanterin: Anthology of Israeli Music for Piano Solo: Piano Duration: 7 minutes…