Category Archives: A Cappella

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 …

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

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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 …

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

Yeshan Machmadi (Sleep My Darling), Song, Op. 336 (1963)

Rachel Nachmias, Mezzo-Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Israel Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Voice with Orchestra
  • A Cappella Choir

Lyrics: Yaacov Cohen

Duration: 2:20 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The lullaby Yeshan Machmadi (Sleep My Darling) was composed by Lavry in Haifa, Israel on December 29, 1963.

Lyrics: Yeshan …

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 …