Category Archives: Compositions

Me’arat Hatishbi (Elijah’s Cave), Song, Op. 316 (1962)

Recorded in Jerusalem 1962
Lucie Arnon, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Voice and Orchestra
  • A-Cappella Choir

Duration: 5:17 minutes

Lyrics: Shmuel Hupert

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Shortly before moving to the city of Haifa, Israel, Lavry met with poet Shmuel Hupert who gave him …

Boker Al Hachof (Morning on the Beach), Song, Op. 285 (1959)

A recording from September 30, 1959:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Soprano

Duration: 2:44 minutes

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society (the sheet music is currently missing)

Synopsis:
In 1959, Lavry wrote three popular songs: Kach Tov Li (I Feel So Good), Opus 283, Hikiti La’isha (I waited for the woman), Opus

Shir Hashririm (The Muscles Song), Song, Op. 307 (1961)

An anthem of the seventh international rally of Hapoel Association

Original borchure for Shir Hashririm, from the 7th International Rally of the Hapo'el Association in 1960

Original borchure for Shir Hashririm, from the 7th International Rally of the Hapo’el Association in 1960

Recording: Not yet available

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and piano
  • Symphonic band

Orchestration: pic,1,1,3,1 -3,3,3,1-baritone -perc

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Lyrics: Yossi Gamzu (see Hebrew lyrics)

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The song Shir Hashririm (The Muscle Song) was composed …

The Flower Symphony, Op. 338 (1964)

Prelude – Chavatzelet Hasharon – Hatzabar – Rakefet – Chamtitz – Zer Prachim

Recording: Not yet available

Choir: Children’s Choir

Orchestration: Woodwind Orchestra; Plucked Instruments Orchestra

Duration: 30 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Lavry composed the Flower Symphony for the opening of the 1964 Annual International Flower Exhibition that was held in Haifa. The composition was written for the Haifa Children’s Choir and two local youth orchestras: …

Let My People Go, Movie (1965)

Writer, Producer and Director: Marshall Flaum

Duration: 45:40 minutes

Synopsis:
In 1965 the David Wolper Production Studio commissioned music for the documentary epic “Let My People Go” from Marc Lavry. The film describes the struggle of the Jewish people for over 2000 years and the creation of the state of Israel.
Lavry composed the music score, conducted and recorded it in Los Angeles, California.

Anecdote: Lavry had a special gift, …

Deadline for Danny (Danny V’Aliza), Movie (1954-5)

Producer and Director: Baruch Dienar

Duration: 40:40 minutes

Synopsis: A young Israeli boy bravely fights to keep his pet cow condemned to be slaughtered during the austerity period.…