Category Archives: Compositions

Kitatenu Balayla Tsoedet (Our Squad Marches at Night), Song, Op. 213 (1948)

Track 1:
Original recording 1948
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The National Opera Choir
The Israeli Folk Orchestra

Track 2:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (the Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: The song Kitatenu Balayla Tsoedet was arranged for:

  • Men’s choir and orchestra
  • Men’s choir and piano
  • Symphonic band
  • Mixed choir and orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham …

Midan Ve’ad Be’er Sheva (From the Dan to Be’er Sheba), Song, Op. 206 No. 1 (1947)

Recording: Not available yet

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Midan Ve’ad Be’er Sheva by Avraham Broides
(Transliteration from Hebrew)
Midan ve’ad Be’er Sheva
Yirhavu gvulim.
Artzenu
Tif shiv’im vasheva,
Tifrah bezemer
Ge’ulim.

Midan ve’ad Be’er Sheva
Haketz layeshimon.
Bashfela
Ve’al pnei geva
Noga zayit
Verimon.

Midan …

Rikud Teimani (Yemenite Dance), Song, Op. 206 No. 2 (1947)

Recording: Not available yet

Duration: 3:00

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The Yemenite Dance is a sung without words, accompanied by triangle and tom-tom.…

Hora, Song, Op. 206 No. 3 (1950)

Note: This song, that begins with the words “Hora nirkoda…” is the first Hora that Lavry wrote. Two years later he wrote another Hora song Opus 243 No. 1 that begins with “Hach baregel mata, mala…


Rinat Choir live in France, 1965
Gary Bertini, Conductor

Hora for soprano and instrumental accompaniment: an arrangement Marc Lavry made especially for singer Hanna Aharoni who has a…

Ein Kiyerushalayim (Nothing like Jerusalem), Song, Op. 209 (1947)

Ein Kiyerushalayim for A Cappella
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Ein Kiyerushalayim by Avraham Broides
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)
Ein Kiyerushalayim
Kiryat hozeem va’el.
Ahat Yerushalayim –
Lev Eretz Yisra’el!
Ein Kiyerushalayim
Tif’eret am …

Sirati (My Boat), Song, Op. 50 (1937)

Sirati for A Cappella:
Ronen Borshevsky, Conductor
Oratorio Choir

Variations: Four arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Voice with Orchestral
  • 2 Voices
  • A Cappella Choir

Lyrics: Assaf Halevi

Duration: 3:15

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Sirati by Assaf Halevi
(Transliteration from Hebrew)
Shuti sira, shuti hish
Tusi sira, tusi hish!
Sirati, sirati!…

Malah sim lahege yad,
Nhag hasira behozek yad!
Sirati, sirati!…

Yam …

Im Eshkachech Yerushalayim (If I forget thee, O Jerusalem), Song, Op. 256 (1954)

Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Lyrics: Psalms 137

Duration: 2:40

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics:Im Eshkachech Yerushakayim
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)

Im eshkachech yerushalayim
Tishkach yemini
Tidbak leshoni lechiki
Im lo ezkerechi
Im lo a’aleh et yerushalayim
Al …

Zemer (Tune), Song, Op. 225 no. 1 (1950)

The song Zemer (Tune) is also known as “Night over Mount Gilboa” and by it’s first line “Lo Orchat Gmalim”.

A historic recording from the late 1950’s:
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Orchestra
  • Choir with Orchestra
  • Voice, Choir with Orchestra

Lyrics:

Festive Overture, Op. 269 (1957)

Recording: Not yet available

Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bcl,2-6,3,3,1-timp+3-hp,cel-str

Duration: 10 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Kineret (Sea of Galilee), Symphonic Poem, Op. 244 (1951)

Recording: Not yet available

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

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem Kineret is based on his song Kineret composed to the lyrics of Avigdor Hameiri in 1939.
Programmatic in nature, the music describes Lake Kineret (the Sea of Galilee), its landscape, and the fickle nature of it, changing from calm blue waters and ferocious stormy waves.

Kineret was first performed in …