Category Archives: Voice with Piano

Boa Dodi (Come, My Beloved), Song, Op. 222 (1949)

Track 1: Recorded April 4, 1956:
Hanna Aharoni, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor & Piano
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Note: The arrangement in this recording was created specifically for singer Hannah Aharoni who has a unique range of four octaves.

Track 2: Recorded: February 7, 1956
Shoshana Damari, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
An instrumental ensemble from the Kol Israel …

Shir Eres (Lullaby), Song, Op. 48 (1937)

A historic recording of the song Shir Eres for alto, choir and orchestral accompaniment:
Tsiporah Kuperman, Alto
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice (Mezzo-Soprano, Alto) and Piano
  • Voice (Mezzo-Soprano, Alto), Choir and Orchestra
  • A Cappella

Lyrics: Shaul Tchernichovsky (Hebrew lyrics here)

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Additional details:

Hayom Shabbat (Today is the Sabbath), Song, Op. 319 (1962)

Ronenay Hacarmel Choir
Marc Lavry (Conductor)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Lyrics: Michael Desheh

Duration: 1:35 minuntes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics:
Hayom Shabbat/Michael Desheh
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)

Hayom lashemesh yoter or,
Hayom raki’a ram, tahor,
Hatziporim smechot gam hen,
Velaprachim kiflayim chen.

Gam ima chaviva kol kach
Ve’aba tov umevudach,
Mekushatim …

Shir Le’Eilat (Song for Eilat), Song, Op. 320 (1962)

Recording: Not Available yet

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Lyrics: Michael Desheh

Duration: 2:40

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Lyrics:
Shir Le’Eilat/Michael Desheh
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)

Beinot risey tzurim, besa’arot yamim,
Ayelet yam alit, yafa vachasufa;
Tirot harey rikma otrot lach tznif ramim
Ve’et libot ha’am lachadet besufa.

Yefat harim, kchulat einayim,
Ayelet arava
Yomam …

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 …

Ima-Em (Mother), Song, Op. 318 (1962)

Note: Lavry incorporated the song Ima-Em in his 1964 orchestral poem Ima-Em (Mother), Op. 339.

Ima-Em for Voice and Piano

Ima-Em for Voice and Piano

Recording: Not yet available

Solo: Voice

Accompaniment: Piano

Lyrics: Ya’acov Orland

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Lavry was touched by Ya’acov Orland’s poem, Ima-Em, a tribute to motherhood. He was deeply in love with his wife, Helena Lavry, and idolized her as a mother …

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 …

Zot Admati (This is my Land), Song, Op. 207 (1947)

Two historic recordings, probably from 1947:
Track 1: Zot Admati for Orchestra
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Zot Admati for Choir and Orchestra
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir