Category Archives: Art Songs

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.…

Shechora Ani (I am Black) for Soprano and Piano (From Song of Songs), Op. 137 (1940)

Note: Shechora Ani is an Aria from the Oratorio Song of Songs, Op. 137.


Sivan Goldman


Daniella Lugassy & Charles Spencer Live in Jerusalem

Solo: Soprano

Accompaniment: Piano

Lyrics: Song of Songs, chapter 1, Verses 5-6

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics
Transliteration from Hebrew to English:

Shechora ani venava
bnot yerushalayim
Ke’ohalei kedar kiriyot shelomo
shechora ani venava.
Al tir’uni she’ani shcharchoret
sheshezafatni hashamesh.
Bnai i’mi, …

Tsror Hamor (A Sachet of Myrrh) for Soprano and Piano (From Song of Songs), Song, Op. 137 No. 9 (1940)

Note: Tsror Hamor is an Aria from the Oratorio Song of Songs, Op. 137.


Video recording from the June 17, 2012 Salute to Marc Lavry Concert:
Claire Meghnagi, Soprano
Irena Friedland, Piano

 

Solo: Soprano

Accompaniment: Piano

Lyrics: Song of Songs

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Transliteration:
Tsror hamor
Dodi li,
Bein shadai yalin.

Yishakeini minshikot peehu,
Ki tovim dodecha miyayin.

B’tach dodi udmeh lecha litzvi,…

Shir Ahava (Love Song), Op. 231 (1950)

Track 1: Soprano and Orchestral Accompaniment:
     Francis De Bossy, Soprano
     Alexander Tarsky, Conductor
     Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Tracke 2: Soprano and Piano Accompaniment:
     Gila Yaron, Soprano
     Zvi Zemel, Piano

Solo: Soprano

Accompaniment: Piano
Note: Shir Ahava was written originally for Soprano and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Soprano and orchestral accompaniment.

Duration: 2:42 minutes

Lyrics: Moshe

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is that of the popular song. There is also Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song.

A historic recording from September 4, 1958:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition:

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

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3:50 minutes

Additional details:

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

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

Solo: Voice

Orchestration: 2,1,2,1-2,2,0,0-timp+1-str

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
Shir Ha-Emek is the first song Marc Lavry composed in Israel to the lyrics of Rafael …

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 …

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)…

Oved Admato (He that Tills His Land), Song, Op. 255 (1954)

For Choir with Small Ensemble

Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Choir with Small Ensemble
  • A Cappella with Tam Tam

Lyrics: Proverbs 12:11-12

Duration: 1:51 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Proverbs 12: 11-12
He that tilleth his ground shall have plenty of bread; but he that followeth after vain things …

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…