Varda’s Dreams for Piano, Op. 274 (1959)

Sleep Well – Teddy, the Bear Cub – The Pony – The Dwarfs – The Sick Doll – The Kid – The Monkey – The Swing – At Dawn Solo: Piano Duration: 15 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recording: Not yet available Synopsis: The nine short miniatures were written for Varda, Lavry’s youngest…

Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 51 (1938)

Andante – Adagio – Allegro Recordings: Not yet Available Solo: Cello Accompaniment: Piano Duration: 7 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Suite for Cello and Piano, Opus 51, includes three movements: Andante Adagio – Lullaby Allegro Lavry wrote the composition in 1938, three years after immigrating to Israel. The piece is characterized by…

Five Lyrical Pieces for Harp, Op. 313 (1962)

Marche Grotesque – Chant D’Amour – Melodie Orientale – Berceuse – Chanson Orientale Recording: Not yet available Solo: Harp Duration: 16 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: These short pieces were written for Lavry’s daughter, Efrat, who at the time was just starting to study the harp: Marche Grotesque (Grotesque March) – Marcia…

Machol (Dance), Song, Op. 257 (1955)

Track 1: Machol for Voice and Orchestra Netania Davrath, Soprano Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Track 2: Special arrangement for popular singer Yaffa Yarkoni Recorded June 19, 1956 Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir) Members of the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service…

Shir Roim (Shepherds’ Song), Song, Op. 208 (1947)

Shir Ro’im for Soprano and Orchestral accompaniment: Netania Davrath, Soprano Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Solo: Voice Accompaniment: Piano Note: Shir Ro’im was written originally for Voice and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Voice and Orchestral and an arrangement for A Cappella Choir. Lyrics: Raphael Eliaz Duration:…

Sipur (Story), Song, Op. 266 (1956)

Netania Davrath, 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 with Piano Choir and Orchestra Lyrics: Ora Shem-Or Duration: 6:01 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The song was composed right after…

General Balodis Parade March, Op. 18 (~1933)

Recorded in January 2011 by the National Armed Forces Band of the Republic of Latvia. Conductor – Lieutenant Commander Guntis Kumacevs Sound Engineer – Vilnis Kundrats. Orchestration: pic,2fl,1ob,3cl,1bn-1tsx,2asx,1bsx,1baritne-4hn,2tp,2cornet,2tbn,1bass-tbn, 2cTuba-3,3,1-euphonium,snare drum, bass drum, cymbals Duration: 2 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Marc Lavry composed the march in 1933 in honor of Latvian General…

Menachem Mendel The Dreamer, Op. 103 (1939)

Note: This version (Op. 103) is for Theater. Menachem Mendel Op. 105 is a suite written for Symphonic Orchestra. Orchestration: 1/pic,1,2,asx,1–2,2,1,1–hp,accordion-timp+2-str Duration: 55 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Marc Lavry composed the music for Shalom Aleichem’s play that was premiered by the Ohel Theatre on October 25, 1939. In 1940 he composed…

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 78 (1938)

Recording: Not yet available Solo: Violin Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-4,2,2,1-timp+3-str Duration: 20:00 minutes Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was composed for violinist Andreas Weissgerber – Lavry’s friend – who premiered it on June 20, 1939 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Palestine. The movements of this composition are: Allegro…

Masaot Benjamin III (Benjamin the Third’s Travels), Op. 34 (1936)

Recording: Not yet Available Orchestration: 1/pic,0,1,0-1,2,1,0- per-pn-str Duration: 40 minutes Play by: Mendele Mocher Hasfarim Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The music for Mendele Mocher Hasfarim’s play was written for the Ohel Theatre production that premiered on July 21, 1936. Lavry orchestrated the music to suit the instruments available at the theater’s lean…