Tag Archive: Biblical theme

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

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

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

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 …

Ma Tovu (How Goodly), Song, Op. 218 (1948)

A recording from November 16, 1952:
David Halperin, Tenor
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Ma Tovu comes in two arrangements:

  • Tenor or baritone, choir with organ or piano
  • String orchestra

Lyrics: From the Jewish morning prayer (Shacharit)

Duration: 4:10 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Transliteration:
(Hebrew to English)

Ma tovu ohalecha …

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 …

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 …