Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for Voice and Orchestra. There are also versions for Voice and Piano, an A Cappella Choir and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song. Solo: Voice Orchestration: 2,1,2,1-2,2,0,0-timp+1-str Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz Duration: 3:00 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recording: Not yet available Synopsis: Shir Ha-Emek…

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Op. 201 (1946)

Allegro – Andante – Allegretto Grazioso A mono 1966 recording: Pnina Salzman, Piano George Singer, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Purchase on iTunes or Amazon. Solo: Piano Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-3,3,3,1-timp+3-hp-str Duration: 24 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: This concerto is dedicated to pianist Pnina Salzman who describes it as…

Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 83 (1939)

Impressions – Song of Songs – Dance Instruments: Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello Duration: 18 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recording: Not yet available Synopsis: The Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello was written for Lavry’s friends: the Weissgeber brothers who played violin and cello and harpist Klari Sarvas. This virtuosic composition was…

Symphony No. 1 (The Tragic Symphony), Op. 171 (1943)

Recording: Not yet available Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+2-str Duration: 25 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The news from Europe about the Nazi atrocities against Jews was beginning to reach Israel. In his autobiography from 1946, Lavry wrote: “The events of recent years, the tragic fate that met my people and most likely didn’t skip…

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song for Voice and Piano, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for Voice and Piano. There are also versions for Voice and Orchestra, an A Cappella Choir and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song. Solo: Voice Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz Duration: 3 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recording: Not yet available Synopsis: Shir Ha-Emek is the…

Sacred Service, Excerpts for Children’s Choir, Cantor and Organ, Op. 254 (1955)

Note: This is a Lavry’s adaptation of his Sacred Service Oratorio (Op. 254) for Baritone, Mixed Choir and Orchestra. Solo: Cantor Choir: Children’s Choir (S,A) Lyrics: Hebrew Liturgy Duration: 25 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recording: Not yet available Synopsis: See description of the Sacred Service Oratorio here. The version for Children’s Choir,…

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 236 (1950)

Efrat – Dani – Ima (Mama) – Varda From Hebrew Melodies, Jewish Music for Violin and Piano (available for purchase on Amazon) Miriam Kramer, Violin Simon Over, Piano Instruments: Violin, Piano Duration: 9:55 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Shortly after the birth of his youngest daughter, Marc Lavry wrote, four short pieces…

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 210 (1947)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 performed at the gala concert of the 14th Israeli Music Celebration in the Jerusalem Theater. Revital Hachamoff, piano Guy Feder, conductor The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (IBA) Solo: Piano Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bcl,2,cbn-3,3,3,1-timp+3-hp,cel-str Duration: 24 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Allegro Andantino (Rhythm Oriental) Andantino (Pastorale) Marc Lavry’s…

Variations for Piano, Op. 350 (1963)

Recording from March 2017 Monica Fallon, piano Recording, Production and Editing: Eyal Zaliouk, The Classical Studio Solo: Piano Duration: 16:30 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: ‘Variations for Piano’ Op. 350 was one of the compositions left on Lavry’s piano when he passed away. The composition consists of ten movements: Theme, eight variations…

Kumi Ts’i (Come Out, My Sister, My Bride), Song, Op. 252 (1954)

Soprano and orchestral accompaniment: Netania Davrath, Soprano Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (the Broadcasting Service Orchestra)   Voice and piano accompaniment: Tom Ben Ishai (Mezzo Soprano) Daniel Kruglov (Piano) Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song: Voice and Piano Voice and Orchestra A Cappella Duration: 3:10 minutes Lyrics: Chaim Nachman Bialik Publisher:…