Category Archives: Compositions

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Op. 201 (1946)

Allegro – Andante – Allegretto Grazioso

A mono 1966 recording:
Pnina Salzman, Piano
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

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Solo: Piano

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

Duration: 24 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
This concerto is dedicated to pianist Pnina Salzman who describes it as follows:
“The piece, considered to be …

Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 83 (1939)

Impressions – Song of Songs – Dance

Instruments: Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
The Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello was written for Lavry’s friends: the Weissgeber brothers who played violin and cello and harpist Klari Sarvas. This virtuosic composition was first performed in 1939.

The Quartet includes three movements:

  • Andante – Impression
  • Adagio – Song

Symphony No. 1 (The Tragic Symphony), Op. 171 (1943)

Symphony No. 1 - handwritten by Marc Lavry

Symphony No. 1 - handwritten by Marc Lavry

Recording: Not yet available

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

Duration: 25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

The news from Europe about the Nazi atrocities against Jews was beginning to reach Israel. In his autobiography from 1946, Lavry wrote: “The events of recent years, the tragic fate that met my people and most likely didn’t skip my family either, had affected me to …

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song for Voice and Piano, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for Voice and Piano. There are also versions for Voice and Orchestra, an A Cappella Choir and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song.

Shir Ha-Emek for Voice and Piano sheet music Click to enlarge

Shir Ha-Emek for Voice and Piano sheet music
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Solo: Voice

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
Shir Ha-Emek is the first song Marc …

Sacred Service, Excerpts for Children’s Choir, Cantor and Organ, Op. 254 (1955)

Note: This is a Lavry’s adaptation of his Sacred Service Oratorio (Op. 254) for Baritone, Mixed Choir and Orchestra.

Solo: Cantor

Choir: Children’s Choir (S,A)

Lyrics: Hebrew Liturgy

Duration: 25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
See description of the Sacred Service Oratorio here.
The version for Children’s Choir, Cantor and Organ consists of selected movements from the full Oratorio. Per Cantor Reuben …

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 236 (1950)

Efrat – Dani – Ima (Mama) – Varda

From Hebrew Melodies, Jewish Music for Violin and Piano (available for purchase on Amazon)
Miriam Kramer, Violin
Simon Over, Piano

Instruments: Violin, Piano

Duration: 9:55 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Shortly after the birth of his youngest daughter, Marc Lavry wrote, four short pieces that capture the personality and character …

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 210 (1947)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 performed at the gala concert of the 14th Israeli Music Celebration in the Jerusalem Theater.
Revital Hachamoff, piano
Guy Feder, conductor
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (IBA)

Solo: Piano

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

Duration: 24 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

  • Allegro
  • Andantino (Rhythm Oriental)
  • Andantino (Pastorale)

Marc Lavry’s second concerto for piano was composed a …

Variations for Piano, Op. 350 (1963)

Recording from March 2017
Monica Fallon, piano
Recording, Production and Editing: Eyal Zaliouk, The Classical Studio

Solo: Piano

Duration: 16:30 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
‘Variations for Piano’ Op. 350 was one of the compositions left on Lavry’s piano when he passed away.

The composition consists of ten movements: Theme, eight variations and Finale:

  • Theme – Andante Maestoso
  • Variation

Kumi Ts’i (Come Out, My Sister, My Bride), Song, Op. 252 (1954)

Soprano and orchestral accompaniment:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (the Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

 


Voice and piano accompaniment:
Tom Ben Ishai (Mezzo Soprano)
Daniel Kruglov (Piano)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Voice and Orchestra
  • A Cappella

Duration: 3:10 minutes

Lyrics: Chaim Nachman Bialik

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Lyrics:
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)…

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: Baritone

Choir: Mixed Choir

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

Lyrics: