Category Archives: Popular Songs

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 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.

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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 …

Kacha Merakdim Beyisrael (That’s The Way We Dance In Israel), Song, Op. 243 No. 2 (1952)

Track 1: Variation for Voice and Orchestra performed by Shoshana Damari
Recorded in Belgium, August 11, 1964
Shoshana Damari, Voice
Moshe Vilenski, Conductor
The Belgian-Flemish Broadcasting Service Orchestra

Kacha Merakdim - Yaffa YarkoniTrack 2: Variation for Voice, Choir and Orchestra featuring by Yaffa Yarkoni
Recorded October 19, 1952
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Hanan Vinternitz and his band

Kacha Merakdim - Hanna AharoniTrack 3: Variation for Coloratura Soprano sung by Hanna Aharoni…

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 …

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:

Kach Tov Li (I Feel So Good), Song, Op. 283 (1959)

Kach Tov Li recorded in Jerusalem on December 13, 1962:
Luci Arnon, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Voice and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 1:53 Minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
A fun song that inspires optimism and joy. Feeling good, Lavry ends the song with …

Hora, Song, Op. 243 No. 1 (1952)

Note: This song, that begins with the words “Hach baregel mata, mala…” was written two years after Marc Lavry’s popular Hora song Opus 206 No. 3 (Hora nirkoda…)

Hora for voice, choir and orchestra:
A recording from October 19, 1952:
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Three …