Category Archives: Voice with Orchestra

Halamti Halom (I Dreamed a Dream), Op. 220 (1949)

Also known as Chalamti Chalom

Performance: Cantor Zvee Aroni

Lyrics: S. Shalom
See lyrics in Hebrew

Variations: The song Halamti Halom was arranged for:

  • Voice and piano
  • Voice and orchestra

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

Duration: 4:00 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The song “Halamti Halom” (I Dreamed a Dream) was written a few months after the establishment of the state of Israel. This is a patriotic song …

Hikiti La’isha (I waited for the woman) (Tango), Song, Op. 284 (1959)

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

Solo: Soprano

Accompaniment: Piano
Note: Chikiti La’isha was originally written for Soprano and Piano. As he often did, Lavry composed an arrangement for Soprano and orchestral accompaniment for his recording with singer Netania Davrath.

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc

At Moledet (You, My Homeland), Song, Op. 77 (1938)

At Moledet for Soprano and Orchestra:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Variations: The song At Moledet was arranged for:

  • Voice and piano
  • Voice and orchestra

Lyrics: Leah Goldberg

Duration: 4:26 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The song At Moledet (You, My Homeland) is one of the many songs Lavry composed to lyrics by prominent …

Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels), Song, Op. 241 (1951)

Shalom Aleichem Malachei HashalomA historical recording from 1952:
Kol Zion Lagola Choir

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Choir and Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Liturgical hymn

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom 1Synopsis:
“Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom” is a Jewish hymn recited on Friday night before the Sabbath (Shabbat) meal.
The poem is based on the legend of the sages in the Babylonian …

Yeshan Machmadi (Sleep My Darling), Song, Op. 336 (1963)

Rachel Nachmias, Mezzo-Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Israel Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Voice with Orchestra
  • A Cappella Choir

Lyrics: Yaacov Cohen

Duration: 2:20 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The lullaby Yeshan Machmadi (Sleep My Darling) was composed by Lavry in Haifa, Israel on December 29, 1963.

Lyrics: Yeshan …

Ma Dodech Midod (What is thy beloved more than another beloved) for Voice and Orchestra (From Song of Songs), Song, Op. 137 No. 15 (1940)

Note: Ma Dodech Midod is an Aria from the Oratorio Song of Songs, Op. 137.

Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, Conductor

Lyrics: Song of Songs

Duration: 2:26 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Transliteration:
Ma dodech midod,
Hayafa banashim?
Ma dodech midod,
Shekacha hisba’atanu.

Dodi tzach ve’adom
Dagul …

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