Category Archives: Songs

Machol (Dance), Song, Op. 257 (1955)

Track 1: Machol for Voice and Orchestra
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Special arrangement for popular singer Yaffa Yarkoni
Recorded June 19, 1956
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Members of the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, Conductor

Track 3: Machol …

Shir Roim (Shepherds’ Song), Song, Op. 208 (1947)

Shir Ro’im for Soprano and Orchestral accompaniment:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Accompaniment: Piano
Note: Shir Ro’im was written originally for Voice and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Voice and Orchestral and an arrangement for A Cappella Choir.

Lyrics: Raphael Eliaz

Duration: 2:44 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
Shir Ro’im became a …

Sipur (Story), Song, Op. 266 (1956)

Netania Davrath, Soprano
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 with Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Ora Shem-Or

Duration: 6:01 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The song was composed right after the 1956 Sinai war. The lyrics tell about a Yuval, a …

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 …

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…

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:

Ma Tovu (How Goodly), Song, Op. 218 (1948)

A recording from November 16, 1952:
David Halperin, Tenor
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Ma Tovu comes in two arrangements:

  • Tenor or baritone, choir with organ or piano
  • String orchestra

Lyrics: From the Jewish morning prayer (Shacharit)

Duration: 4:10 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Transliteration:
(Hebrew to English)

Ma tovu ohalecha …

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:
The …

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 …