Category Archives: Choir with Orchestra

Midan Ve’ad Be’er Sheva (From the Dan to Be’er Sheba), Song, Op. 206 No. 1 (1947)

Recording: Not available yet

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Midan Ve’ad Be’er Sheva by Avraham Broides
(Transliteration from Hebrew)
Midan ve’ad Be’er Sheva
Yirhavu gvulim.
Artzenu
Tif shiv’im vasheva,
Tifrah bezemer
Ge’ulim.

Midan ve’ad Be’er Sheva
Haketz layeshimon.
Bashfela
Ve’al pnei geva
Noga zayit
Verimon.

Midan …

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…

Ein Kiyerushalayim (Nothing like Jerusalem), Song, Op. 209 (1947)

Ein Kiyerushalayim for A Cappella
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Ein Kiyerushalayim by Avraham Broides
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)
Ein Kiyerushalayim
Kiryat hozeem va’el.
Ahat Yerushalayim –
Lev Eretz Yisra’el!
Ein Kiyerushalayim
Tif’eret am …

Sirati (My Boat), Song, Op. 50 (1937)

Sirati for A Cappella:
Ronen Borshevsky, Conductor
Oratorio Choir

Variations: Four arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Voice with Orchestral
  • 2 Voices
  • A Cappella Choir

Lyrics: Assaf Halevi

Duration: 3:15

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Sirati by Assaf Halevi
(Transliteration from Hebrew)
Shuti sira, shuti hish
Tusi sira, tusi hish!
Sirati, sirati!…

Malah sim lahege yad,
Nhag hasira behozek yad!
Sirati, sirati!…

Yam …

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:

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 …

Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels), Song, Op. 241 (1951)

Shalom Aleichem Malachei HashalomA historical recording from 1952:
Kol Zion Lagola Choir

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Choir and Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Liturgical hymn

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom 1Synopsis:
“Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom” is a Jewish hymn recited on Friday night before the Sabbath (Shabbat) meal.
The poem is based on the legend of the sages in the Babylonian …

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

Variations for Choir and Orchestra (1956)

Variations for Choir and Orchestra - first page

Variations for Choir and Orchestra – first page

Recording: Not yet Available

Choir: Mixed Choir

Orchestration: pic,1,2/eh,2,2-2,2,1,0-timp+1-pn-str

Duration: 10:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed Variations for Choir and Orchestra for his choir, the Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir.) It is one of the compositions that Lavry forgot to add to his opus book and it was therefore never assigned an opus …

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 …