Tag Archive: Alto

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

Additional details:

Ima-Em (Mother), Song, Op. 318 (1962)

Note: Lavry incorporated the song Ima-Em in his 1964 orchestral poem Ima-Em (Mother), Op. 339.

Ima-Em for Voice and Piano

Ima-Em for Voice and Piano

Recording: Not yet available

Solo: Voice

Accompaniment: Piano

Lyrics: Ya’acov Orland

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Lavry was touched by Ya’acov Orland’s poem, Ima-Em, a tribute to motherhood. He was deeply in love with his wife, Helena Lavry, and idolized her as a mother …

Mivtza Kadesh (The Text of the Order of the Day), Cantata (1957)

Cantata for Baritone, Choir and Orchestra

Mivtza Kadesh in Marc Lavry's Handwriting

Mivtza Kadesh in Marc Lavry’s Handwriting

A recording from the ninth Israeli Independence Day ceremony, May 15, 1957:
Zipora Kuperman, Alto*
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
*Note: Even though the composition was written for a solo Baritone, the solo part in is

At Moledet (You, My Homeland), Song, Op. 77 (1938)

At Moledet for Soprano and Orchestra:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Variations: The song At Moledet was arranged for:

  • Voice and piano
  • Voice and orchestra

Lyrics: Leah Goldberg

Duration: 4:26 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The song At Moledet (You, My Homeland) is one of the many songs Lavry composed to lyrics by prominent …

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

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 …

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 …

Baderech (On the Way), Song, Op. 149 (1941)

A Historic recording from September 3, 1952:
Antonia Lavanne, Soprano
Yaacov Shlezinger, Piano

Lyrics: Rachel (Rachel Bluwstein)

Duration: 1:55 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Lavry composed two of Rachel’s poems: Baderech (On the Way) and El Artzi (For my Land.)

Baderech is one of Rachel intimate and sad poems. Lavry’s music is written as a recitative–aria that conveys the poet mood lamenting her …

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 …

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