Category Archives: Vocal Music

Gideon, Oratorio, Op. 277 (1962)

Oratorio in 3 Acts

A historical recording of a live performance in Jerusalem, February 1963:
Lucy Arnon, Shulamit Bar Nahum (Soprano)
Zlata Glick (Mezz Soprano)
Menahem Rechtman, Shmuel Carmeli (Tenor)
Mordechai Ben Shahar (Baritone)
Efrayim Wagner (Bass)
Marc Lavry (Conductor)
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Promo for the Premier of Oratorio Gideon, Haifa Symphony, Season 1960/61

Promo for the Premier of Oratorio

Oved Admato (He that Tills His Land), Song, Op. 255 (1954)

For Choir with Small Ensemble

Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Choir with Small Ensemble
  • A Cappella with Tam Tam

Lyrics: Proverbs 12:11-12

Duration: 1:51 minutes

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Proverbs 12: 11-12
He that tilleth his ground shall have plenty of bread; but he that followeth after vain things …

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 …

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

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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 …

Rikud Teimani (Yemenite Dance), Song, Op. 206 No. 2 (1947)

Recording: Not available yet

Duration: 3:00

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Synopsis:
The Yemenite Dance is a sung without words, accompanied by triangle and tom-tom.…

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

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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

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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 …

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

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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: