Category Archives: Popular Songs

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 …

Hamaccabiah Tsoedet (The Maccabiah Marches), Song, Op. 234 (1950)

Maccabia_3Track 1: Hamaccabiah Tsoedet for voice, choir and orchestra
Original recording from 1950
Naomi Zuri, Mezzo Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The National Opera Choir
The Israeli Folk Orchestra

Track 2: Hamaccabiah Tsoedet for symphonic band
Shalom Ronly-Riklis, Conductor
Israel Defense Forces Orchestra

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and piano
  • Voice, choir and orchestra
  • Symphonic band

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Mi Anachnu? (Who Are We?), Song, Op. 261 No. 3 (1956)

Track 1: Variation for choir
Recorded April 15, 1956
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Variation for Coloratura Soprano and Choir sung by Hanna Aharoni
Recorded April 9, 1956
Hanna Aharoni, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra …

Roeh Tzon (Shepherd), Song, Op. 225 No. 2 (1950)

Ro'eh Tzon (Shepherd) - manuscript in Marc Lavry's handwriting

Ro’eh Tzon (Shepherd) – manuscript in Marc Lavry’s handwriting

Recording from April 9, 1952
Shoshana Shoshan, Soprano
Max Lampel, Piano

Solo: Voice

Lyrics: Avraham Shlonsky

Duration: 1:50 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Lavry composed two of his friend poet Avraham Shlonsky’s poems.
Zemer (Tune) had become one of best known songs in the Hebrew repertoire while Roeh Tzon is still waiting for its …

Me’arat Hatishbi (Elijah’s Cave), Song, Op. 316 (1962)

Recorded in Jerusalem 1962
Lucie Arnon, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Voice and Orchestra
  • A-Cappella Choir

Duration: 5:17 minutes

Lyrics: Shmuel Hupert

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Shortly before moving to the city of Haifa, Israel, Lavry met with poet Shmuel Hupert who gave him …

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

Shir Hashririm (The Muscles Song), Song, Op. 307 (1961)

An anthem of the seventh international rally of Hapoel Association

Original borchure for Shir Hashririm, from the 7th International Rally of the Hapo'el Association in 1960

Original borchure for Shir Hashririm, from the 7th International Rally of the Hapo’el Association in 1960

Recording: Not yet available

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and piano
  • Symphonic band

Orchestration: pic,1,1,3,1 -3,3,3,1-baritone -perc

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Lyrics: Yossi Gamzu (see Hebrew lyrics)

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The song Shir Hashririm (The Muscle Song) was composed …