Category Archives: Compositions

Emek, Symphonic Poem, Op. 45 (1937)

A historical performance conducted by Marc Lavry:
Lavry performed the Symphonic Poem Emek numerous times with different orchestras around the globe. This is one of the few remaining recordings.
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Year: Unknown
Unfortunately, the first second of the recording is missing.

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+2-str

Duration: 16 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry’s Symphonic …

Woodwind Quintet, Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (1957)

Overture – Waltz – Children’s Song – March – Meriva (Quarrel) – Hora

Recorded by the Woodwind Quintet of the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) in 1957.

Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

Duration: 10 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry’s Woodwind Quintet consists of 6 short movements that demonstrate the composer’s masterful orchestration ability for each individual instrument …

Symphony No. 4, Op. 268 (1957)

Live concert in 1958:
Shalom Ronly-Riklis, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bcl,2-4,3,3,1-timp+2-hp,cel-str

Duration: 23 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Symphony consists of three movements:

  • Andante Maestoso
  • Lyrical Andante
  • Largo

Three Jewish Dances for Piano, Op. 190 (1945)

Sher – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Hora

Note: This version is for Piano Solo. There are also versions for Violin and Piano (Opus 192) and Violin and Orchestra (Op. 192a).

Solo: Piano

Duration: 9 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recordings: Not yet available

Synopsis:
A decade after immigrating to Israel Lavry wrote a compilation of Jewish dances. 

  • Sher (Scissors Dance): A Hassidic-Jewish style dance inspired by music

Kineret, Song, Op. 89 (1939)

Solo: Soprano

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Voice and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avigdor Hameiri

Duration: 3:20 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The poem describes the Kineret (Sea of Galilee), the beautiful calm landscape that surround it and regards the lake a miracle. The words, their rhythm and the landscape are the inspiration to Lavry’s streaming music.…

Dan Hashomer (Dan the Guard), Opera, Op. 158 (1941-2)

Excerpts from a historical recording of the Opera Dan Hashomer, conducted by Marc Lavry around 1950:
Paulo Gorin, Baritone
Abraham Wilkomirsky, Tenor
Shoshana Shoshan, Soprano
Ina Goldenstein, Soprano
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Dan Hashomer - Taking bows (1945)

Dan Hashomer – Taking bows (1945)

Solo: 3S, T, 2Bar, B

Choir: Mixed Choir

Orchestration: 2/pic,2/eh,2,2-3,3,3,1-timp+2-hp-str

Lyrics: S. …

Pictures from Jerusalem, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 293 (1960)

From the Top of Mount Scopus – David’s Tower – An Oriental Suburb – The Wailing Wall – The Market – From the Top of Mount Scopus

Recording of the first performance of the composition, around the year 1960:
Mendy Rodan, Conductor
The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Note: Part III, An Oriental Suburb, is missing from this recording. …

Israeliana, Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 258b (1955)

Prelude – Flocks – Feast Dance – Hamsin (Heatwave) – Ancient Oriental Dance – Druze Dance

Note: This version (Op. 258b) is for Violin and Piano. Israeliana, Op. 258 is written for Symphonic Orchestra, Op. 258a is for Violin and Orchestra, and Op. 258c for Piano Solo.

Recording: Not yet available. A recording is available in the Violin and Orchestra version (Op. 258a).

Instruments: Violin, …

Symphony No. 2 (Independence Symphony), Op. 233 (1950)

For Voice, Choir and Orchestra

A 1951 recording:
Naomi Zuri (Mezzo Soprano)
Marc Lavry (Conductor)
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Baritone or Mezzo Soprano

Choir: Mixed Choir

Orchestration: 2,2,eh,3,2asx,tsx,2-4,3,3,1-timp+3-hp-str

Duration: 27:00 minutes

Lyrics: Avraham Broides, Avigdor Hame’iri

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Dedicated to his wife Helena Lavry, …

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 in the Violin and Orchestra version (Op. 258a).

Solo: Piano…