Category Archives: Compositions

Andante for Orchestra – Tefilah (Prayer), Orchestral Movement, Op. 21 (1931)

Recording: Not available

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

Duration: 15:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
In 1931 Lavry attempted to write his first symphony, Symphony No. 1, Op. 21.
Upon completing the symphony, Lavry, who had already composed a large repertoire, felt that the composition did not meet his expectations of a first symphony. He decided to keep only the second movement, the Andante, and named the composition: Andante for …

Eretz Israel March No. 2 (The Brigade March), Op. 184 (1945)

Eretz Israel March - Cover page in Lavry's handwriting

Eretz Israel March - Cover page in Lavry's handwriting

March for Symphonic Band

Recording: Not yet available

Orchestration: pic,1,1,3,asx, tsx,bsx,-3,3,3,0-baritone,euphonium-2db-2perc

Duration: 4:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Eretz Israel March Score in Lavry's handwriting

Eretz Israel March Score in Lavry's handwriting

 

 

 

 

 

We’d like to thank Amit Gur who found the composition at the Shadmi collection at the Israeli National Library and brought to our attention.…

Chayei Adam (Life Cycle), Suite Grotesque, Op. 290 (1959)

A baby is born – Skating – By the campfire – First love – Military service – Wedding – The boss and young secretary – Political speech – Aging – Regressing back to childhood & Finale

Recording from 1959:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Entertainment Ensemble of Kol Israel
Itzhak Shimoni, Narrator

Orchestration: pic,1,1,eh,1,bc,1-2,2,1,0- pn,cel, accordion-timp+2 -str

Duration: 22:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 10 (1931)

Note: This composition was written specifically for a Bechstein-Moor grand piano, which has two keyboards.

Solo: Bechstein-Moor piano

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-4,2,3,1-timp+1-str

Duration: 22:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:

A 1931 placard for the premiere of the Concerto for Piano Op 10

A 1931 placard for the premiere of the Concerto for Piano Op 10

The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 10, was the first composition ever written for a two-keyboard piano, the Bechstein-Moor grand piano, named …

Hayom Shabbat (Today is the Sabbath), Song, Op. 319 (1962)

Ronenay Hacarmel Choir
Marc Lavry (Conductor)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Solo and Piano
  • Solo and Orchestra

Lyrics: Michael Desheh

Duration: 1:35 minuntes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics:
Hayom Shabbat/Michael Desheh
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)

Hayom lashemesh yoter or,
Hayom raki’a ram, tahor,
Hatziporim smechot gam hen,
Velaprachim kiflayim chen.

Gam ima chaviva kol kach
Ve’aba tov umevudach,
Mekushatim …

Shir Le’Eilat (Song for Eilat), Song, Op. 320 (1962)

Recording: Not Available yet

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Solo and Piano
  • Solo and Orchestra

Lyrics: Michael Desheh

Duration: 2:40

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Lyrics:
Shir Le’Eilat/Michael Desheh
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)

Beinot risey tzurim, besa’arot yamim,
Ayelet yam alit, yafa vachasufa;
Tirot harey rikma otrot lach tznif ramim
Ve’et libot ha’am lachadet besufa.

Yefat harim, kchulat einayim,
Ayelet arava
Yomam …

Yom Huledet (Birthday), A Children’s Play in Three Scenes, Op. 240 (1951)

Track 1: Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret – 1978 recording:
      From the album Uga, Uga
      Voice: Ruhama
      Producer and arranger: Yurik Ben-David

Track 2: Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret – 1968 recording:
      From the album 51 Children Songs
      The Bet Hakerem School Children’s Choir, Jerusalem
      Producer and arranger: Roni Ozer

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir
  • Voice with Instrumental Ensemble

Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors), Song, Op. 200 No.1 (1946)

Note: The song Shnei Orchim is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

The song Two Visitor in Lavry's handwriting as it appeared in the children's magazine “Davar Li'yeladim” on Nov 2, 1949

The song Two Visitor in Lavry’s handwriting as it appeared in the children’s magazine

Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly), Song, Op. 200 No. 2 (1946)

Note: The song Parpar Aviv is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

Parpar Aviv for Voice and Piano – 2013:
Lior Stern, Soprano
Yoav Meir Weiss, Piano

Lyrics: Shmuel Bass

Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll), Song, Op. 200 No. 3 (1946)

Note: The song Habuba Vehabubonet is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

Habuba Vehabubonet for Voice and Piano – 2013:
Lior Stern, Soprano
Yoav Meir Weiss, Piano

Lyrics: Ella Vilensly