Category Archives: Children’s Songs

Orit Mesaperet (Orit’s Stories), Cantata for Children, Op. 253 (1954)

A Dec. 14, 1954 recording:
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Instrumental Ensemble
Orit Mesaperet (Orit’s Stories) Sheet Music Click to englarge

Orit Mesaperet (Orit’s Stories) Sheet Music
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Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition:
  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra
  • Voice, Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Michael Desheh

Duration: 20:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
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Yom Huledet (Birthday), A Children’s Play in Three Scenes, Op. 240 (1951)

Track 1: Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret – 1978 recording:
      From the album Uga, Uga
      Voice: Ruhama
      Producer and arranger: Yurik Ben-David

Track 2: Ba’a Ba’a Hatizmoret – 1968 recording:
      From the album 51 Children Songs
      The Bet Hakerem School Children’s Choir, Jerusalem
      Producer and arranger: Roni Ozer

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir
  • Voice with Instrumental Ensemble

Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors), Song, Op. 200 No.1 (1946)

Note: The song Shnei Orchim is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

The song Two Visitor in Lavry's handwriting as it appeared in the children's magazine “Davar Li'yeladim” on Nov 2, 1949

The song Two Visitor in Lavry’s handwriting as it appeared in the children’s magazine

Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly), Song, Op. 200 No. 2 (1946)

Note: The song Parpar Aviv is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

Parpar Aviv for Voice and Piano – 2013:
Lior Stern, Soprano
Yoav Meir Weiss, Piano

Lyrics: Shmuel Bass

Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll), Song, Op. 200 No. 3 (1946)

Note: The song Habuba Vehabubonet is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

Habuba Vehabubonet for Voice and Piano – 2013:
Lior Stern, Soprano
Yoav Meir Weiss, Piano

Lyrics: Ella Vilensly

Dani Gibor (Brave Danny), Song, Op. 200 No. 4 (1946)

Note: The song Dani Gibor is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

Dani Gibor for Voice and Piano – 2013:
Lior Stern, Soprano
Yoav Meir Weiss, Piano

Lyrics: Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis

Mischak (Game), Song, Op. 200 No. 5 (1946)

Note: The song Mischak is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

From the 1948 book Twelve Notes for the Children of Israel: Lavry tells the story of the 'magic stick' and introduces the music to the song Mischak (Game)

From the 1948 book Twelve Notes for the Children of Israel:
Lavry tells the story of the ‘magic stick’