Alei Dvai (Leaves of Sorrow), Cantata, Op. 238 (1951)

Prelude – Kaddish (Mourning) – Intermezzo – In Tears – On Guard at Night – Your Will – Song of Praise Recorded on May 2, 1967 at the YMCA Hall in Jerusalem: Willie Haparnas, Baritone Eitan Lustig, Conductor Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo:…

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 247 (1953)

Recorded in December 1963 Abraham Borenstein, Viola George Singer, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Viola Orchestration: 2/pic,2,2,2-2,2,2,1-timp+3-str Duration: 23 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The Concerto for Viola and Orchestra demonstrates Marc Lavry’s unique understanding of the characteristics of the Viola and features musical themes that were…

Gideon, Oratorio, Op. 277 (1962)

Oratorio in 3 Acts A historical recording of a live performance in Jerusalem, February 1963: Lucy Arnon, Shulamit Bar Nahum (Soprano) Zlata Glick (Mezz Soprano) Menahem Rechtman, Shmuel Carmeli (Tenor) Mordechai Ben Shahar (Baritone) Efrayim Wagner (Bass) Marc Lavry (Conductor) Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service…

Stalingrad, Symphonic Poem, Op. 167 (1942)

Recording: Not yet available Orchestration: 2,2,2,2,cbn-4,3,3,1-timp+2-str Duration: 18 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Lavry often documented current events and his reactions through musical composition. In 1942 the news of the ferocious war between the Germans and the Russians in Stalingrad reached Israel and inspired Lavry to compose the Symphonic Poem ‘Stalingrad’. Performances…

Ima-Em (Mother), Poem, Op. 339 (1964)

For Voice, Harp and String Orchestra — An ode to all mothers Note: The orchestral poem Ima-Em (Mother) is based on the song Ima-Em, Op. 318, from 1962. A 1964 recording: Rachel Nachmias, Mezzo Soprano Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Harp, Mezzo Soprano Orchestration: Strings Lyrics: Ya’acov Orland Duration: 14:30 minutes…

Oved Admato (He that Tills His Land), Song, Op. 255 (1954)

For Choir with Small Ensemble Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song: Voice with Piano Choir with Small Ensemble A Cappella with Tam Tam Lyrics: Proverbs 12:11-12 Duration: 1:51 minutes Additional details: email music@marclavry.org Proverbs 12: 11-12 He that tilleth his ground shall…

Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 334 (1963)

Recorded at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem, 1985 Efrat Lavry-Zaklad, Harp David Robertson, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Harp Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,bcl,2-2,2,1,0-timp+3-pn-str Duration: 18 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: When Lavry composed the concerto in 1963, he had two goals in mind: to explore various unconventional harp textures…

Al Mordot Hacarmel (On the Slopes of Mount Carmel), Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, Alto and Choir, Op. 335 (1963)

Sergio Comissiona, Conductor Ronenei Carmel Choir Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Alto Choir: Mixed Choir Orchestration: 2,2,2,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+2- pn, hp-str Lyrics: Shmuel Hupert Duration: 16:15 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: In 1963, Marc Lavry moved to Haifa. He was fascinated with the exquisite landscape of the city, the way…

Concertino for Kanun (Qanun), English Horn, Clarinet, Strings and Percussion, Op. 292 (1959)

Arieh Sachs, Harpsichord Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Kanun (Qanun), English Horn, Clarinet Orchestration: Str – Timp+1 Duration: 13 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Concertino for Kanun (Qanun), English Horn, Clarinet, Strings and Percussion was written for Avraham David Cohen, a kanun player who immigrated…

March for Symphonic Band, Op. 324 (1963)

Recording: Not yet available Orchestration: pic,1,0,3,asx, tsx,bsx,bn-4,3,4,0-euphonium(baritone)-db-3perc Duration: 4 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society